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  • an area of green grass with small posts next to a creek with trees on the opposite bank

    Setting a course for markets to improve Queensland’s waterways

    University of Queensland scientists are leading efforts to explore a water quality trading scheme to improve the state’s waterways.

    4 December 2023
  • A sketch showing a polluted environment on one side merging to a greener city on the right.

    Architecture’s concerns – and hopes – for our climate future

    A ֱ-led industry survey has found Australian architects are worried about the climate crisis and frustrated by barriers to action but are confident the profession can contribute to a sustainable future.

    30 November 2023
  • A wind turbine in a dry field with a power plant emitting steam in the background

    COP28: ֱ experts

    All eyes will be on Dubai this week as 70,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries meet at the United Nations backed climate summit, known as COP28. ֱ has a range of researchers available to offer expert analysis.

    29 November 2023
Two people in red shirts and helmets stand in red mud, there are trees in the background

Nearly a third of the world’s mine tailings are stored within or near protected conservation areas, University of Queensland research has found.

28 November 2023
Close up of 3 tagged heifers in a paddock. Image, ֱ

Simple on-animal sensors could be a game changer for Australian beef cattle nutrition, according to University of Queensland research.

17 November 2023

Nature photographers posting to social media are helping improve biodiversity conservation mapping in South Asia, and the method could go global.

17 November 2023

ֱ has won a ‘Green Gown’ Award for an innovative sustainability education initiative.

3 November 2023
a spray of seed pods in front of pots of grassy plants

Researchers from ֱ hope wild millet from outback Australia’s Channel Country could help feed the world as climate change impacts established grain crops.

26 October 2023
a small tuft of leaves sits in a round glass plate under bright lights

A process similar to that used to store human embryos is being used by scientists at ֱ to save native Australian plants under threat from the invasive fungus, myrtle rust.

24 October 2023
Two people stand smiling in front of banners at an awards night, one of them is holding an award.

Associate Professor Carissa Klein, who is working to improve sustainability in the fishing and seafood industries, has been named the 2023 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2023
An orange orangutan swinging on a branch in thick jungle

University of Queensland research has found despite considerable conservation efforts, the illegal killing of critically endangered orangutans on Borneo may be an ongoing threat to the species.

11 October 2023
An underwater photo of a coral reef showing algal overgrowth.

ֱ researchers are developing a web-based management program capable of mapping ocean water pollution almost as it happens.

4 October 2023
two hands holding some brown soil in which there are fat white grubs

Insect-specific viruses are being investigated to protect Australia’s $4 billion sugar industry in a research project at ֱ.

21 September 2023
a bottle, plastic bag and straw float in blue water

University of Queensland researchers are developing a plastic that breaks down in seawater to help turn the tide on marine waste.

14 September 2023
A white camera-looking object with two antennas sits above fast flowing brown water with bushland in the background.

A tool developed by ֱ researchers that measures floodwater depth and velocity will be sold globally after it was licensed to a US-based company.

13 September 2023
a person in orange overalls wearing a helmet stands by small flames among smoking trees

South East Queenslanders living near bushland and green spaces are being encouraged to join a University of Queensland study on the health impacts of bushfire smoke.

12 September 2023
view of a large industrial complex with metal chimneys and scaffolding against a sunset sky

More than half of the world’s top fossil fuel producers will fail to meet climate targets unless they ramp up decarbonisation plans, according to an international team led by ֱ.

15 August 2023
A man looks through tall grassy plant stalks in a room with pink lighting

Artificial intelligence could hold the key to feeding 10 billion people by 2050 in the face of climate change and rapidly evolving pests and pathogens according to researchers at ֱ.

11 August 2023