'It would make sense for the public to diversify more into renewables,' Prof. John Quiggin says.
Thursday 23 November 2017
One of the most striking features of the Queensland election campaign is that all major parties are advocating public investment in electricity generation.
Plastic pollution: discarded plastic bags are a hazard to marine life. Richard Whitcombe/Shutterstock, CC BY-ND
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment.
In the decades ahead, our mineral supply will still need to double or triple to meet the demand for electric vehicles and other technologies required by our growing global population. Photo: Johny Goerend
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Representatives from around the world are meeting in Bonn this week to discuss progress towards the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Photo: Johny Goerend
Tuesday 14 November 2017
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is one of 24 international environmental experts called on by UNESCO to formulate a draft Declaration on Ethical Principles in R
Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer ... his legacy lives on.
Thursday 9 November 2017
Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer was a key leader at The University of Queensland in the decades before his retirement in 2013.
The UQ campus already offers extensive green space.
Wednesday 8 November 2017
The green infrastructure of our cities includes both publicly owned, designed and delineated areas and less formal, unplanned areas of vegetation — informal green spaces.
The GCI building incorporates six zinc-bromide battery towers with a total capacity of 288kWh
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Opinion by Dr Ali Pourmousavi Kani: We are very close to an era in which every household owns a battery pack.
Image: Daniel Falcao
Thursday 26 October 2017
The federal government this month announced its long-awaited energy policy.
Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin was among the first to welcome the IPCC lead authors to Malmö .
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Sweden played host this month to a gathering of politicians, administrators and research scientists working on the next highly anticipated report on how climate change is
Wednesday 25 October 2017
The Victorian government is proposing to ban single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags.
Graham Readfearn's podcast Positive Feedback
Thursday 19 October 2017
Graham Readfearn is a well-known Brisbane-based journalist who specialises in writing about science and environment for international media outlets.
Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Photo: Qld Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Wednesday 18 October 2017
As well as being among the first in the world to warn of the dangers climate change poses to the Great Barrier Reef, the Director of UQ’s Global Change Institute says he
Prince Charles at the conference 'Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life' in Malta, Oct 2017
Friday 13 October 2017
Standing before a dramatic blue backdrop, the UK’s Prince Charles opened the recent Our Oceans Conference in Malta by reminding his audience the world was heavily depende
Maldives coral reef, 2016.  Photo: Paul Muir
Thursday 12 October 2017
A team of researchers led by a Global Change Institute adjunct from the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ) has revealed that corals living in deeper reefs could be vital
Scientists from UQ’s Global Change Institute and XL-Catlin Seaview Survey have compared their semi-autonomous method for collecting coral reef images with conventional fixed-frame photographic techniques. Photo: Catlin XL Seaview Survey, Maldives 2015
Friday 6 October 2017
University of Queensland researchers have demonstrated that rapidly emerging underwater data collection technologies can be as good if not better than conventional method


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