Where to put  Qld's first electric car charge station?

If you build them they will come – in this case if you build electric car charging points then you increase the chance of people opting to buy electric cars. So the Queensland Government’s decision last week to assist in the development of the first...

3 August 2015
Image: Bleaching in coral reefs at Fiji (Photo: Peter-Mumby)

All coral reefs suffer under climate change but the impacts on some countries are much lighter than would be considered 'fair' given their contribution to global warming and ocean acidification. A report published in 'Global Change Biology' has...

31 July 2015
In Ghana, tomatoes are an indispensable ingredient in the daily diet, used either fresh or in sauces and soups at most meals.

In Ghana about 90,000 smallholders grow tomatoes to supplement their income. Tomatoes, however, mean more than just cash. They are an indispensable ingredient in the daily diet, used either fresh or in sauces and soups at most meals. Tomatoes...

20 July 2015
Submersible: A team of marine biologists from The University of Queensland has discovered a specialised community of deep-water corals in Curaçao, an island in the Dutch Caribbean.

A team of marine biologists from The University of Queensland (UQ) has discovered a specialised community of deep-water corals in Curaçao, an island in the Dutch Caribbean. UQ Global Change Institute’s (GCI) Dr Pim Bongaerts and his team of divers...

20 July 2015
The IPCC has provided a special collection of ocean-related reprints from the Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The latest assessment by the IPCC (AR5) demonstrates with very high confidence that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) are producing, and will produce fundamental changes to the physical, chemical, and...

16 July 2015
UQ's Gatton Solar Research Facility

In defending the federal government’s decision to bar the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind and small-scale solar power, environment minister Greg Hunt explained to ABC Radio what he sees as the future direction for the...

14 July 2015
Nukunonu Atoll Tokelau. Photo UN-Ariane Rummery

Until recently, you might be forgiven for thinking that the oceans were a trivial component of Earth’s climate system, and that the consequences of change were minimal. After all, only 5% of papers published on climate change involve ocean systems....

5 July 2015
There’s compelling evidence that increases in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases  are already resulting in fundamental changes to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of our planet.

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21). In a paper published in the journal Science, a University of Queensland oceans expert and a team of...

3 July 2015
Green Turtle near Heron Island, Queensland

Federal environment minister Greg Hunt has announced the make-up of the Independent Expert Panel of 16 leading experts who will advise the government on actions and priorities relating to the Great Barrier Reef. As an Australian who is passionate...

30 June 2015
While many people in India live without electricity, it is looking less likely that Australian coal will supply it. Environmental Change and Security Program/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

“India needs Australian coal” is a view promoted by government and industry alike, most recently in the Institute for Public Affairs' latest report. The report argues that opening up Australia’s Galilee Basin for the export of coal to India will...

25 June 2015
By Craig Froome  for The Conversation

Tesla may have ambitious plans for battery technology for the home but it is also looking to upgrade its electric vehicle batteries, which will allow them to travel twice the distance they currently do. So what will be the implications for Australia...

22 June 2015
Bryan Rosengrant/Flickr, CC BY-ND

It should go without saying that science should dictate how we respond to science denial. So what does scientific research tell us? One effective way to reduce the influence of science denial is through “inoculation”: you can build resistance to...

12 June 2015
While this technology outperforms a fixed axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

The 630kW single axis tracking array is made up of PV panels mounted on a single axis that tilts from east to west throughout the day to maximise energy output.

24 April 2017
These trackers are capable of a 340-degree slewing motion and 180-degree tilt that allow the panels to directly face the sun at all times and thus, maximise output power.

The 630kW dual axis array comprises of 160 individual trackers, each with a peak output power of 4.275 kW.

24 April 2017
Drawn from academic backgrounds across architecture, robotics, policy development, genomics, medicine and biomedical science, the Global Change Scholars are seen as ideal candidates for enhanced leadership training.

Applications have arrived; acceptances delivered; training begun. Some 30 young researchers have be selected to participate in the Global Change Scholars program, a joint initiative hosted by the Global Change Institute, in partnership with UQ's...

7 April 2017

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