Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom
Thursday 19 April 2018
In 2016 the Great Barrier Reef suffered unprecedented mass coral bleaching – part of a global bleaching event that dwarfed its predecessors in 1998 and 2002.
GCI's Living Building is an example of how improved design can dramatically reduce energy demand.
Thursday 12 April 2018
If you’re reading this article in your office, chances are the air conditioning is set to around 22°C.
Emeritus Professor Hundloe's new book contrasts the plight of the Black-throated Finch with the plans of mining giant Adani. Bird photo by E Vanderduys
Thursday 29 March 2018
For the man affectionately known as the Green Viking, it was the launch of one of his smallest but most eagerly anticipated books to date.
Coral Reefs under Global Change
Tuesday 27 March 2018
The theme for the 2018 Global Change Institute photo competition is ‘Coral Reefs under Global Change’.
In January this year, the water temperature between the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea reached what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calls Alert Level 2 – its highest alert for the risk of bleaching and subsequent coral death.
Tuesday 20 March 2018
An outbreak of coral bleaching has been reported over the summer in Gang Gurak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula, 60 km northeast of Darwin, homeland of severa
Come and see the UQ Global Change Institute 'Living Building'.
Monday 26 February 2018
Like to see how a workplace in the sub-tropical climate of Brisbane operates with low energy consumption?
GCI Director Ove Hoegh-Guldberg meets up with HRH The Prince of Wales in London. Photo: Ian Jones Photography
Tuesday 20 February 2018
HRH The Prince of Wales has announced in London a global call to action to save coral reefs from complete global collapse.
“Global warming is feedback from the atmosphere that is leading to the transformation of civilization on every level,” Paul Hawken says.
Tuesday 13 February 2018
As part of his three-week Drawdown speaking tour, leading environmentalist, entrepreneur and activist, Paul Hawken is in Australia to share the research and findings of P
There are ways to analyse the strength of an argument without needing specialist knowledge. Photo: iStock #19606585
Thursday 8 February 2018
Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions.
Despite glitter’s popularity in everything from cosmetics and toothpaste to crafts and clothes, remarkably little is known about the distribution or impacts of glitter on our environment. Photo: Hybrid
Monday 5 February 2018
When something fun or common is revealed to be destructive it should be a point of pride in our society that we adjust, adapt and move on to safer alternatives.
Photo: Peter Essick/Aurora Photos
Wednesday 31 January 2018
One of the world's largest and most complex scientific bodies, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has for the first time released its own media guide for
Bottlenose dolphins, are very coastal and subsist on small fish connected to reefs and smaller bays. Shutterstock
Monday 29 January 2018
The Red Sea is one of the world’s least studied regions when it comes to whales and dolphins – until now.
University of Queensland researchers developed the discusison paper in partnership with colleagues at Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI).
Tuesday 16 January 2018
A workshop was conducted by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Indonesia, in partnership with Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), in August 2017, to investigate
Some reefs are strong sources of coral larvae. Photo: Peter Mumby
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The Great Barrier Reef is better able to heal itself than we previously imagined, according to new research that identifies 112 individual reefs that can help drive the e
There are many ways to make the most of the festive season
Tuesday 28 November 2017
In the New Year, we’ll announcing exciting, new research and policy initiatives for addressing the challenges of change in 2018.


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