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Fuelling the rise and rise of the Asia Pacific (Podcast 14 Oct 2011)

To prosper over the remainder of the 21st Century, the countries of the Asia Pacific need a new 'green' industrial revolution to drive dramatic improvements in resource efficiency. (10:39)

Unnatural disaster for Australia’s ecosystems (Podcast 17 Sep 2012)

A landmark study by CSIRO has found that climate change will lead to major ecological impacts across Australia, and recommends a review of the management of national biodiversity conservation and protected areas. (09:45)

Climate change: what do you think others think? (Podcast 16 Nov 2012)

Humans generally find it difficult to judge how widespread their own and others’ opinions are, and when it comes to climate change, grossly overestimate the numbers of people who reject its existence. (8:15)

Every scribble tells a story (Podcast 30 Nov 2012)

In a remarkable piece of detective work, a team of 'retired' CSIRO scientists have revealed the group of artists responsible for the iconic scribbles found on smooth-barked Eucalyptus trees in southeastern Australia.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: CSIRO knows them all (Podcast 13 Mar 2013)

From identifying what's on the end of your fishing line, to finding out which fishes occur in your local waters, FishMap has the answers.

Pests in paradise: saving Lord Howe Island from the ants (Podcast 22 Mar 2013)

CSIRO and the Lord Howe Island Board are winning the battle to save the world heritage area from the invasive African Big-headed ant, which is capable of forming enormous colonies and wiping out many native creatures.

Climate change: an adaptation plan for agriculture (Podcast 04 Dec 2007)

Early action by the agricultural sector in adapting to climate change could have substantial benefits for some industry sectors according to new CSIRO research discussed in this podcast. (6:16)

Victory in battle against African big headed ant (Podcast 11 Aug 2008)

The African big headed ant is one of the 100 worst pests in the world, and they’re in Australia. In this podcast, CSIRO ecologist Dr Ben Hoffmann explains how science won the war against a virulent environmental, economic and social threat. (5:04)

Alien invaders are on the march (Podcast 22 May 2009)

While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar. (4:50)

Build your own ant farm for better crop yields (Podcast 21 Apr 2011)

New research on ants and termites shows they can perform the same ecosystem service functions in dryland agriculture that earthworms perform in cooler and wetter areas, but the potential for ants and termites to provide these benefits is yet to be realised by farmers.

Expert panel set to discuss Australian Mammal Extinction Crisis (Podcast 07 Aug 2009)

Australia has one of the worst mammal extinction rates in the world, with 22 mammals becoming extinct over the past 200 years. Ground-breaking ideas are now being developed to turn this situation around. (5:04)

The secret world of Australia's native rats and mice (Podcast 14 Apr 2008)

Why do some mice build huge mounds of pebbles in the desert? And how did stick nest mice become instant barbecues? In this podcast, CSIRO researcher Dr Fred Ford opens up the wonderful world of Australia’s native mice and rats. (4.43)

Betting on the farm to feed the planet (Podcast 04 Aug 2010)

Australia agricultural feeds 60 million people globally, but maintaining this level of production against a backdrop of increasing population, climate change impacts, land degradation and the finite supply of productive soils, is proving to be a major challenge. (6:58)

Listening to nature’s voice (Podcast 07 May 2010)

New CSIRO technology is allowing scientists to listen to wildlife in Australia’s remote northern tropical savannas without leaving the laboratory. (5:57)

Building better biodiversity (Podcast 21 Jul 2009)

A new biodiversity research team of over 100 scientists is being developed by CSIRO to help halt biodiversity decline and strike a balance between human development and conservation. (4:47)

Bio-Economics 101 - What does it mean? (Podcast 28 Apr 2008)

Is Australia ready to enter the world of 'bio-economics', and how many of us will be working in the 'bio-factories' of the future? In this podcast, CSIRO General Manager Cameron Begley explains how Australia is perfectly placed to support a shift to resources, based on things we grow. (5:16)

Boom and Bust and other bird stories take flight (Podcast 18 Sep 2009)

The ability of Australian desert birds to adapt to cycles of drought, flood, feast and famine is highlighted in the new Whitley Award winning book Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a dry country. (5:08)

Protecting your home from bushfire (Podcast 27 Sep 2006)

In this interview, Mr Justin Leonard discusses ways you can prepare your home against bushfires. (7:44)

Cassowary counts on dung DNA to reveal numbers (Podcast 05 Feb 2009)

In a world first, CSIRO scientists will use an innovative DNA technique to deliver reliable data about north Queensland’s Cassowary population in an effort to develop a greater understanding of this endangered species. (6:20)

Climate change forcing 'move it or lose it' decisions (Podcast 10 Aug 2011)

Relocating species threatened by climate change is a radical and hotly debated strategy for maintaining biodiversity. (11:07)

Are bees the new silkworms? (Podcast 21 Nov 2007)

Discover how bees and ants create silk strong enough to make bulletproof vests. (5:00)

What happens to landscapes after a tropical cyclone? (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

Professor Steve Turton talks about the impacts of Cyclone Larry. (5:45)

ECHIDNA™ on the ground and NASA in space: measuring carbon from our forests (Podcast 20 Mar 2008)

Dr Glenn Newnham explains how the CSIRO-developed ECHIDNA™ works and why NASA wants it. (4:13)

Economic impacts of emission reductions (Podcast 03 Dec 2007)

A new report indicates that the economic impacts of a 50 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050 are 'manageable' says Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds in this podcast. (5:05)

Adapting to climate change: managing climate risk for farm and food (Podcast 14 Oct 2009)

With climate change complicating the agriculture and food production picture there will be winners and losers across the globe. (4:37)

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