18003 /news/t/environment-sustainability en Reef pest feasts on ‘sea sawdust’ /news/article/2024/07/reef-pest-feasts-sea-sawdust%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Researchers have uncovered an under the sea phenomenon where coral-destroying crown-of-thorns starfish larvae have been feasting on blue-green algae bacteria known as ‘se</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-07-18T09:00:00+10:00">18 July 2024</span></div></div></div> Mon, 15 Jul 2024 04:03:32 +0000 uqpfrost 136025 at /news Humpbacks happier during pandemic pause /news/article/2024/07/humpbacks-happier-during-pandemic-pause <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">ͼ-led research has found migrating humpback whales off Australia’s east coast became less stressed over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-07-05T15:15:00+10:00">5 July 2024</span></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Jul 2024 05:25:36 +0000 uqebla11 135981 at /news Study reveals the microbes vital to a healthy Brisbane River /news/article/2024/06/study-reveals-microbes-vital-healthy-brisbane-river <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">A unique method of monitoring river health has uncovered an army of tiny organisms fighting to protect the Brisbane River. </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-06-28T12:15:00+10:00">28 June 2024</span></div></div></div> Tue, 25 Jun 2024 02:22:13 +0000 uqebla11 135966 at /news ‘Are we there yet?’ Driving Australia toward an EV future /news/article/2024/05/are-we-there-yet%E2%80%99-driving-australia-toward-ev-future <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">ͼ researchers have outlined 5 key steps needed to speed up Australia’s transition to electric vehicles. </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-05-30T12:45:00+10:00">30 May 2024</span></div></div></div> Fri, 24 May 2024 02:51:15 +0000 uqebla11 135878 at /news Genetics provide key to fight crown-of-thorns starfish /news/article/2024/05/genetics-provide-key-fight-crown-of-thorns-starfish <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Scientists are one step closer to combatting coral-destroying crown-of-thorns starfish, following a University of Queensland study into the pest’s genetics.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-05-15T06:00:00+10:00">15 May 2024</span></div></div></div> Fri, 10 May 2024 00:42:28 +0000 uqdcla21 135832 at /news Great Barrier Reef water quality monitoring gets a funding boost /news/article/2024/05/great-barrier-reef-water-quality-monitoring-gets-funding-boost <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">ͼ researchers have received $3.6 million from the Federal and Queensland governments to improve water quality monitoring in Great Barrier Reef catchments.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-05-08T11:00:00+10:00">8 May 2024</span></div></div></div> Thu, 02 May 2024 01:09:07 +0000 uqebla11 135805 at /news Replacing kerbside carparking with bike lanes: a Robin Hood planning idea /news/article/2024/04/replacing-kerbside-carparking-bike-lanes-robin-hood-planning-idea <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Turning kerbside carparks into cycling lanes could improve city accessibility and liveability without affecting business revenue, University of Queensland research has fo</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-05-07T07:45:00+10:00">7 May 2024</span></div></div></div> Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:27:37 +0000 uqdcla21 135765 at /news Plum perfect: a natural alternative to preserve meat /news/article/2024/04/plum-perfect-natural-alternative-preserve-meat-0 <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">A native bushfood has proven to be a promising natural alternative to synthetic chemicals used to preserve meat, according to University of Queensland research.</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-04-24T06:00:00+10:00">24 April 2024</span></div></div></div> Mon, 22 Apr 2024 23:17:13 +0000 uqccla12 135776 at /news ͼ turns CO2 into sustainable power /news/article/2024/04/uq-turns-co2-sustainable-power <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">ͼ researchers have built a generator that absorbs carbon dioxide to make electricity. </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-04-18T06:00:00+10:00">18 April 2024</span></div></div></div> Thu, 11 Apr 2024 01:40:04 +0000 uqnroock 135736 at /news Saving Queensland’s earless dragons /news/article/2024/04/saving-queensland%E2%80%99s-earless-dragons <div class="field field-name-field-core-summary field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Remote cameras and conservation dogs will be deployed as part of a University of Queensland research project aiming to conserve four threatened Queensland reptile species</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-core-publish-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2024-04-12T06:00:00+10:00">12 April 2024</span></div></div></div> Tue, 09 Apr 2024 01:44:23 +0000 uqccla12 135732 at /news