Increased levels of CO2 in the ocean could alter the rate at which calcium carbonate dissolves in mussels, shell fish and other creatures.

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21).

3 July 2015
Extinctions are difficult to detect in oceans, but fossils are helping.

An international scientific team has used a 23-million-year fossil record to calculate which marine animals and ecosystems are most at risk of extinction today.

1 May 2015
Sir David Attenborough and UQ's John Cook.

Researchers from around the world have contributed to a new University of Queensland course that uncovers why the topic of climate change is so controversial, exploding a number of climate myths along the way.

21 April 2015
The 3.275 megawatt array is built on a 10ha former airstrip

Sunshine is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.

27 March 2015
Coral reefs around Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral larvae use ocean temperature and the presence of symbiotic algae to determine where they should settle, researchers have found.

15 January 2015

Coastal communities could be significantly damaged if authorities don’t plan ahead for sea-level rise, according to University of Queensland experts studying coastal inundation.

10 December 2014
The renewable energy sector is looking a little gloomy thanks to record low investment. Is RET uncertainty to blame? Stephan Mosel.

You may have seen recent reports that Australia’s renewable energy sector is suffering. According to a Bloomberg analysis, investment in the sector in the year to September 2014 was down 70% on investment during the 12 months previous.

24 November 2014
Researchers with the Catlin Seaview Survey are examining photographs to understand reef health. Credit: Catlin Seaview Survey.

A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey, as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health.

21 November 2014
Prince Albert II of Monaco (second from right), with, from left, host Ted Danson and award-winners Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Mrs Caroline Pollock and Dr Sylvia Earle.

A University of Queensland marine scientist’s efforts to reduce the impact of climate change have been honoured by Prince Albert II of Monaco.

14 October 2014
An artist's impression of the solar research facility at UQ Gatton on completion. Image: Wilson Architects

The University of Queensland and First Solar have begun construction on a 3.275 megawatt solar photovoltaic research facility at UQ’s Gatton campus.

6 August 2014
Tighter bag limits for fishermen have been identified as an important key to ocean ecosystem conservation. Pictured, a potato cod. Photo by Mark Priest.

Tighter bag limits for fishermen have been identified as an important key to ocean ecosystem conservation.

1 August 2014

The University of Queensland’s “greenest” building has notched up another prestigious award for its innovation, cost effectiveness and sustainable approach to the automation of its building systems.

21 July 2014
Climate change will allow larger waves to travel over reefs deteriorating conditions for less wave tolerant marine life, such as seagrass. Photograph by Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Researchers are struggling to solve the challenge of predicting climate change impacts on marine environments.

24 June 2014

Professor John Foster, Director of The University of Queensland’s Energy Economics and Management Group, is available to comment on electricity changes.

3 June 2014

UQ refutes media coverage stating that it is trying to block climate research by stopping the release of data used in a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

20 May 2014
The Catlin Seaview Survey captured this image of a turtle in the undamaged area of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

Queensland marine biologists have found that the damage sustained to a Filipino coral reef from an American warship is more extensive than first thought.

20 May 2014

The accolades continue for The University of Queensland’s newest building, with a prestigious green star rating award from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) this week.

16 May 2014
SVII camera system surveying coral reefs.

University of Queensland coral reef researchers will visit the Philippines this week to assess the state of coral reefs over larger scales and in more precise detail than ever before.

18 March 2014

A free online course on tropical coastal ecosystems is now open to anyone with internet access and high school science knowledge.

24 January 2014
Solomon Island seagrass

A key piece of Australian environmental legislation may not adequately protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, a University of Queensland study has concluded.

24 January 2014