Understanding Australia’s goods and people movement to save costs and target infrastructure investment.
Oldman saltbush is a regular sight for regional tourists, and a CSIRO variety of the native shrub has been found to improve profitability for graziers in Australia’s most marginal regions.
Taking product from farm to market in Australia can involve distances of hundreds of kilometres and high freight costs. A group of NSW and Queensland councils has turned to computer modelling to work out where local infrastructure bottlenecks are, and how they could be fixed.
They’re one of the strongest bonds in chemistry and are not only unique in the way they can be used to fight fire, but unique in the way they leach through soils into the environment. A new paper suggests understanding first how PFAS chemicals behave in soils requires a large-scale soils study and, perhaps, a global research effort if we’re to work towards a solution.
The economics of distributed energy has put Australia at the forefront of redesigning the electricity sector before most of the rest of the world. Just ask the residents of Yarrabilba.
In a world first, a satellite-based algal bloom alert system has been developed for inland water bodies – a giant leap forward from individually testing each dam, river or lake across the countryside, and allowing for a much quicker response.
Like it or not, climate change has introduced new levels of unpredictability into the business of producing and transporting goods to market.
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Our ‘blue planet’ is made up of one continuous ocean, not five separate oceans. The first UN Ocean Conference broke down barriers between developed and developing nations, science and government, government and the private sector, and corporate and community interests. Here’s a ringside insight into what it all means.