Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 16 May 2022. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
The SS Lake Illawarra sits at the bottom of the River Derwent after it crashed into several pylons of the bridge on Sunday 5 January, 1975, killing 12 people. While the 140 metre-long bulk carrier is popular among divers, it is hard for most of us to imagine what the wreck of the Lake Illawarra looks like. That is, until now – ABC news, 19 May 2022.
New research showing oats could be safe for people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance to eat has been heralded as an important “first step” towards changing Australian food labelling laws. Australia and New Zealand’s food standard legislation differs to regulations in Europe and the USA, meaning oats cannot be marketed as gluten-free – even if they meet the general criteria – Countryman, 20 May 2022.
Alongside the Coral Sea is another spectacular natural wonder: the rainforests of the World Heritage-listed wet tropics of Queensland. It turns out the same climate change forces contributing to coral bleaching have also taken a toll on the trees that inhabit these majestic tropical rainforests – The Conversation, 19 May 2022.
Carbon capture and storage will have a greater impact on the energy transition than any other technology, according to Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher. Speaking at a conference in Brisbane, he said: “No technology can make a bigger difference to the energy transition than carbon capture and storage.” – Upstream, 18 May 2022.
Australian scientists have partnered with global tech giant Google to develop machine learning that can spot crown-of-thorns starfish hiding in plain sight on the Great Barrier Reef. The distinctive species is a well-known problem for the reef, as they eat coral and multiply rapidly, causing widespread devastation – Brisbane Times, 16 May 2022.