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When farming communities get together and put their land where their hearts are, they can really turn things around. This is the basis of the CSIRO Heartlands program, which links science to landscape change. Find out how the combined efforts of all the participants are making the future look better and better.
What do farmers see when they look across the fenclines? New web-linked technology is giving farmers the chance for a virtual peep over the fence - read on to learn what it is they can see.
Is soil alive? Some scientists reckon that in a healthy, balanced ecosystem the soil is so full of life it could be viewed as a single living organism. In a ground-breaking approach, CSIRO scientists are using gene probe technology to identify the health and functions of our living soils.
If you're the adventurous type, read on. You can now have some new experiences, meet interesting people and make a real contribution to the environment, all by joining a CSIRO Earthwatch expedition. Find out how volunteers and CSIRO scientists got together in the field in Northern Queensland on a recent expedition.
The National Water Initiative could either take Australia to the frontier of water management - or simply provide a framework for an ongoing water reform process. CSIRO Land and Water scientist Mike Young describes how the choice is up to us.
How can leaves tell us how much rainfall makes it into the groundwater system? CSIRO Land and Water hydrologists know how, and they are looking into leaf measurements to find out how best to manage groundwater use in and around the city of Perth, Western Australia.
Airborne geophysics has been dubbed the 'ultrasound of the earth'. This technology has been used for decades in the mining industry, and now it is branching into a new area: the search for solutions to the problem of salinity.
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