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.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Friday 24 February 2017
The University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his bold new plan to save coral reefs from extinction will feature on Monday’s episode of Australian Story
50 Reefs.  Photo: The Ocean Agency, Jayne Jenkins
Friday 24 February 2017
A list of the world’s 50 most important reefs to protect from climate change is being compiled by a global team of world experts led by The University of Queensland.
The team focused on the relatively isolated reef system of Bermuda in the Western Atlantic ...
Tuesday 14 February 2017
Deep coral reefs should not be relied upon as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs, a new study by University of Queensland marine scientists argues.
Remotely operated vehicle being deployed on the Great Barrier Reef.  Image courtesy of XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Friday 3 February 2017
Could the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea be home to vast deep-reef coral communities?
The health of the ocean is approaching a turning point; many principal ocean assets are declining as a result of exploitation.
Thursday 26 January 2017
Few readers will have heard the term “Western Indian Ocean”.
Emissions from coal power are the largest contributors to Australia’s total emissions.
Wednesday 25 January 2017
As Australia’s energy debate heats up, some politicians are calling for cleaner and more efficient coal power stations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Both Australia and Indonesia are heavily dependent on their extensive coastal regions and oceans for their food, income and well-being. Lkzz/
Thursday 15 December 2016
In many ways, Australia and Indonesia represent ocean superpowers. The two neighbouring countries share huge marine resources and opportunities.
The Carbon101x course is designed for business owners and policy makers who are sensitive to the potential market impacts involved in moving away from an economy reliant on fossil fuels. Photo: NASA
Monday 5 December 2016
Businesses are being urged to manage their financial and environmental risks, and leverage opportunities in the emerging low-carbon economy as part of a free online cours
GCI's Dr Nina Hall was the only Australian researcher to present on SDGs at the UN Economic & Social Commission for the Asia Pacific meeting in Bangkok this week
Thursday 1 December 2016
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) invited GCI Sustainable Water’s Dr Nina Hall to present at their inaugural Sustainable De
Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is widely respected for his research on the impacts of global warming on coral ecosystems.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
The University of Queensland’s Director of the Global Change Institute has been honoured with the Banksia Foundation’s International Award.
Despite major progress, contaminated drinking water leads to 340,000 child deaths each year from diarrhoea. Photo: Dang Thanh Lan
Monday 28 November 2016
Countries have a lot of work to do to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. But development projects don’t always go the way you expect.


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