Implications of the 2016 GBR bleaching event are not fully understood. Photo: Coral CoE
Tuesday 12 April 2016
A new study has found that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters i
The Veefil chargers can provide a range of up to 70 kilometres for every 15 minutes of charging – about 10-times faster than traditional charging options.
Thursday 7 April 2016
The University of Queensland is embracing the future of sustainable transport, installing four solar-powered electric vehicle chargers at its St Lucia and Gatton campuses
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Tesla announced what it calls its “most affordable” electric vehicle in the Model 3 last week.
Net electricity consumption from the grid of the Gatton campus has reduced by almost 40 per cent in the first 12 months.
Monday 4 April 2016
The University of Queensland has slashed grid electricity use at its Gatton campus by 40 per cent since bringing Australia’s largest solar research facility on line a yea
If conditions stay warm for a long time, corals start to die either directly or indirectly from starvation and disease. Loss of corals is coupled to the loss of fish and other organisms that ultimately determine opportunities for tourism and fisheries for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Monday 21 March 2016
As we write, the much-cherished Great Barrier Reef is experiencing the devastating effects of coral bleaching.
The team will use the latest technology, including computer image recognition, and will survey multiple baseline sites established as part of the Global Reef Record.  Photo credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Tuesday 15 March 2016
The University of Queensland has been tasked with helping fight climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, just days after government agencies revealed an increase in cora
The elephant in the room for proponents of coal-fired power for the rural, agrarian poor is that remote rural locations have no or little energy-intensive industry.
Monday 7 March 2016
In our recent research, my colleagues and I tested claims that coal will help India’s poor, relative to the impact of alternative, renewable energy sources.
Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development
Monday 7 March 2016
Detailed analysis by UQ researchers of the costs associated with delivering Galilee Basin coal to India has called into question the project’s long-term viability.
The author, Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, at UQ's Heron Island research station.
Friday 4 March 2016
If you read 'The Australian' or Britain’s 'The Times' this week, you might have concluded that concerns about ocean warming and acidification are all
Coral bleaching, Heron Island, February 2016
Wednesday 2 March 2016
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has released a statement on low level coral bleaching, prompting marine researchers to respond.
Photo: Ron Hohenhaus
Monday 15 February 2016
Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.
Monday 1 February 2016
A formidable team of business, energy, and environmental experts will lead the public inquiry into establishing Queensland’s 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.
Dr Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero capturing scientific images in Hawaii as part of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Tuesday 19 January 2016
UQ marine biologists have increased the speed of underwater coral image analysis by a massive 3400%.
In meeting the increased demand for food, the interdependence between water, food and energy will become more evident and highlight resource insecurities.
Thursday 24 December 2015
During 2015, more than 100 workshops were conducted globally by Future Agenda – an organisation specialising in stimulating debate about, and providing potential solution
World-renowned conservationist Sir David Attenborough is hosting a new documentary series about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Wednesday 23 December 2015
University of Queensland scientific research on the Great Barrier Reef is in the international spotlight with this week’s launch of an interactive website to complement a

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