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2014-04-04 04:21:01

SYDNEY, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of "peak data" and what that could mean for the way we connect and access essential services in the future, is the focus of a report released by

Billion Ton Asteroid Smashes Into Tiny Star In Puppis Constellation
2014-02-20 13:05:00

Astronomers, using CSIRO's Parkes telescope, have found evidence that a tiny star 37,000 light-years away from Earth is being bombarded by asteroids.

New Maps Show Locations Of Species At Risk As The Climate Changes
2014-02-11 09:22:04

An international team of scientists revealed global maps showing how fast and in which direction local climates are shifting.

Climate Science Boost With Tropical Aerosols Profile
2013-08-02 12:59:57

The seasonal influence of aerosols on Australia's tropical climate can now be included in climate models following completion of the first long-term study of fine smoke particles generated by burning of the savanna open woodland and grassland.

Causes Of A Rapid Warming In The Upper Subtropical Oceans Of The Southern Hemisphere Identified
2013-07-23 13:04:07

They partly attribute the observed warming, and preceding cooling trends to ocean circulation changes induced by global greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols predominantly generated in the Northern Hemisphere from human activity.

2013-02-12 14:14:20

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.

Fish Ear Bones Can Offer Clues To Impacts Of Climate Change In Aquatic Environments
2012-11-28 11:38:09

The earbones, or 'otoliths', help fish to detect movement and to orient themselves in the water. Otoliths set down annual growth rings that can be measured and counted to estimate the age and growth rates of fish.

2012-09-04 14:36:02

Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston.

2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques.

2012-03-15 11:53:05

By using decades of vineyard records, scientists have for the first time been able to attribute early ripening of wine grapes to climate warming and declines in soil water content.


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