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A new dust testing methodology developed by University of Queensland researchers offers workers better protection from diseases such as black lung and silicosis.

9 January 2024
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An ambitious alliance to achieve zero net emissions in Australian agriculture and boost the $70 billion sector has been funded by the Federal Government.

12 December 2023
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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

ֱ’s vision for a sustainable future will be at the centre of an international conversation as Brisbane hosts the 2023 World Mining Congress this week.

27 June 2023
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ֱ researchers have worked with industry to map how Australia could move towards decarbonising its heavy haulage rail network.

2 May 2023
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Australia will need to triple the National Electricity Market’s power capacity by 2030 to be on track for net zero by 2050 – requiring a rapid rollout of wind and solar power, transmission, storage, electric vehicles, and heat pumps as it replaces...

19 April 2023
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Queensland’s brightest minds in electric transport will descend on Brisbane for the State’s inaugural Electric Transport Industry Transformation Forum on Friday 17 March.

17 March 2023
A room with dark walls is filled with an art installation of industrial mining equipment repurposed into musical instruments.

Extraction, extinction and post-carbon futures are explored by Australian and international artists in ֱ Art Museum’s first group exhibition for 2023, We Are Electric.

10 February 2023
A view down a grassy path between rows of tall sugarcane plants with a bright blue sky above

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to more efficiently convert sugarcane into a building block of aviation fuel and other products.

17 January 2023
A woman in a black top and brown hair pulled back smiles broadly at the camera with a brick laneway out of focus in the background.

University of Queensland School of Architecture lecturer Dr Liz Brogden has been awarded a 2022 Churchill Fellowship to further her work pioneering climate action in the profession.

28 November 2022

Research co-led by ֱ has found sharing real-time air quality readings in developing countries can reduce air pollution and lead to lower mortality rates.

25 October 2022
A machine the size of a shoebox with wiring and software, sitting in a laboratory.

It might not look like much, but this tool could improve the next generation of lasers - and with it, industries from telecommunications to car manufacturing.

12 September 2022
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If Australia is to achieve a net zero future, we need “out-of-the-box” thinking and a major economic overhaul, according to study involving ֱ.

26 August 2022
A group of people in white coats look at machinery inside a high-tech laboratory

A new University of Queensland-led training centre is set to become a hub for world-leading research in ‘green’ plastic.

18 August 2022
a greater glider with big ears peers from a hollow in a tree

Scientists have put a dollar figure on the cost of recovery and restoration of native flora and fauna after the 2019-2020 summer bushfires.

16 August 2022