If built, the rail project will serve areas that already have comparatively good public transport services. Photo: Tiju Thomas
Thursday 6 July 2017
The Queensland government is pushing for the Cross River Rail project, a second railway connection through Brisbane’s CBD.
One way to strengthen protection would be to redraw the boundaries of natural World Heritage Areas to include more wilderness.  Photo: Pavliha-iStock
Tuesday 4 July 2017
Earth’s last intact wilderness areas are being rapidly destroyed.
A new report paints a disturbing picture about the lack of hygiene in Aboriginal communities, that particularly disadvantages girls. Photo: bixentro/Flickr, CC BY
Monday 3 July 2017
Basic sanitary products can be unaffordable, unavailable or too shameful to buy for girls and women in Australia’s remote Indigenous communities.
With obesity on the rise, there is less space for sugar drinks (Photo: Tookapic)
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.
Homeless children in Kolkata, India by Supriya Biswas, winner of the 2017 GCI Photo Competition
Thursday 1 June 2017
GCI’s photography competition just keeps on growing.
GCI's Prof Bill Bellotti featured in last night’s Pint of Science event in Paddington.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
GCI's Prof Bill Bellotti featured in Brisbane's latest Pint of Science event last night in Paddington.
No mention of climate change in the 2017 federal budget.
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Deputy Director of the UQ Global Change Institute Professor Karen Hussey said the newly unveiled federal budget was top-heavy and short-term in its vision.
Based on Superior Lithium Polymer Battery (SLPB) technology, the system is comprised of two battery banks, each feeding a set of two 300 kVA inverters.
Monday 24 April 2017
A 600 kW, 760 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) has recently been integrated with The University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton solar PV plant.
Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems.
A before and after image of coral bleaching and later dying in March / May 2016, at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, captured by The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers & Christophe Bailhache.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
A new report has revealed a 32 per cent decline in coral cover of the outer reef slope communities in the far northern and northern Great Barrier Reef from 2014 to 2016.
Lynette Molyneaux is a member of the Energy Economics and Management Group in the Global Change Institute
Friday 24 March 2017
A member of GCI’s Energy Economics and Management Group has been awarded a highly competitive Queensland Government scholarship to help us better understand the Queenslan
In a sample of 54 low-income countries, 38 per cent of healthcare facilities lacked a clean water supply, and almost one-in-five lacked improved sanitation facilities.
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Two weeks ago the world celebrated International Women’s Day and today (22 March) is World Water Day.
Melbourne tram: iStock/ TkKurikawa
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Urbanisation is one of this century’s most transformative trends, with over half the world’s human population now living in cities.
 We cannot climate-proof coral reefs by improving water quality or reducing fishing pressure.
Friday 17 March 2017
The Great Barrier Reef has already been badly damaged by global warming during three extreme heatwaves, in 1998, 2002 and 2016. A new bleaching event is under way now.
The 2017 Challenge of Change lecture was delivered by Australian financial journalist Alan Kohler.
Thursday 9 March 2017
It takes a special kind of talent to stand before a lecture room of 250 people; disappoint them with your first utterance – and leave them wanting more, 40 minutes later.

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