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Forests absorb one third our fossil fuel emissions

The world's established forests remove 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the atmosphere – equivalent to one third of current annual fossil fuel emissions – according to new research published in the journal ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in Environment
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Reducing consumption key to a sustainable future

(PhysOrg.com) -- Based on then ground-breaking modelling, the forecasts of global ecological and economic collapse by mid-century contained in the controversial 1972 book; The Limits to Growth, are still ‘on-track’ ...

dateNov 11, 2008 in Environment
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A new way to weigh planets

An international CSIRO-led team of astronomers has developed a new way to weigh the planets in our Solar System - using radio signals from the small spinning stars called pulsars.

dateAug 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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Astronomers spy on galaxies in the raw

(Phys.org) —A CSIRO radio telescope has detected the raw material for making the first stars in galaxies that formed when the Universe was just three billion years old—less than a quarter of its current ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Astronomy
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Ladybirds - wolves in sheep's clothing

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO research has revealed that the tremendous diversity of ladybird beetle species is linked to their ability to produce larvae which, with impunity, poach members of 'herds' of tiny, soft-bodied ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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