Fires are increasing: time to prepare.
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New data analysis shows bushfires have increased by 40% in the past five years.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel appeared before a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday.
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Chief scientist Alan Finkel comments on cuts to climate jobs at CSIRO.
Larry Marshall is right that the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to answer.
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CSIRO's climate scientists haven't "finished" just because climate change is real. Without their expertise, we could waste billions on drought or flood planning that's not backed by the latest science.
CSIRO still needs to focus on preventing the impact of climate change, such as drought, in Australia.
Any shift in the focus of climate change research at CSIRO should look at how to stop the problem and reduce its impact on Australia.
CSIRO has contributed to surprising discoveries in climate science. Pictured here is the research ship RV Investigator.
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CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
A reported 350 jobs will be cut from CSIRO’s staff.
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CSIRO is set to cut dozens of jobs from its climate research units, as part of a wider series of job losses to be formally announced today.
Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). Here's what it means for science, commercialisation and industry in Australia.
We need researchers to collaborate with industry if we’re to be an innovation nation.
An emphasis on innovation is great, but we need genuine reforms to universities and tax incentives if we're to promote collaboration between research and industry.
The Mopra radio telescope faces closure.
When government funding is cut from science and research in Australia, there are other ways to try to draw money from the public's purse?
People in the Philippines have been warned to brace for wet and wild weather, as this year’s El Nino shapes up to be the strongest since 1998.
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The seesaw between El Niño and La Niña is set to get stronger with global warming. Signs are that this year and next will deliver a big swing from one to the other, prompting fires and floods across the world.
World War I made the world realise the importance of scientific research.
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Before World War I, science was considered a novelty in Australia. But the War triggered the realisation that the government needed to invest in scientific research.
Eye testing in remote areas of Australia with the images stored and set via satellite to city-based specialists.
The health sector is good at using technology to help treat patients, but it's not so good with technology in the business of health care.
Who’ll use the equipment if funding for researchers is cut back?
The federal government's 2015 budget has done little to restore confidence in the government's support for science in Australia.
The Argo ocean profiling floats are part of a year-round monitoring network for the world’s oceans.
In 1985, when CSIRO's marine labs were launched, a seven-day weather forecast was little better than chance. Now, thanks to advances in our understanding of the oceans, our predictions are far better.
Climate models show Sydney could get drier or wetter. Which scenario do we choose when making decisions?
Depending on what model you use, climate change could make Sydney a little bit warmer, much hotter, wetter, or drier. Which one should we use? When it comes to planning for climate change, it's important to look at all the possible futures.
Under a high emissions scenario, Melbourne’s climate could end up more like Dubbo’s in New South Wales.
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Melbourne to Adelaide, Sydney to Brisbane: climate change could move the climate of Australia's towns and cities, as revealed by a new website.
Water from coal seam gas mining would be treated at a reverse osmosis plant before being re-injected into the ground.
The Queensland government wants companies to use waste water from coal seam gas extraction for useful purposes such as recharging aquifers. New CSIRO research shows that, with careful monitoring, it can be done.
Rain: you can tell when rain is coming just by the smell.
Are you one of those people who can smell when the rain is coming? Ever wondered then what you're actually smelling?
Dr Mike Raupach died earlier this week after a brief illness. He passed away peacefully at home with his family in Canberra, Australia. He was 64. Mike was a brilliant and outstanding scientist. He was…
Whether leaving early or staying to defend, a reliable and adaptable bushfire survival plan is a must.
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The latest round of bushfires, which claimed 27 homes in the Adelaide Hills, has once again highlighted the importance of planning for the worst. Mercifully, no human lives were lost, and it will be important…