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Rainforest trees have been dying faster since the 1980s
Thu, 19 May 2022
Tropical trees in Australia’s rainforests have been dying at double the previous rate since the 1980s, seemingly because of climate impacts, according to the findings of a long-term international study published in the journal Nature today.

Dramatic loss of globe’s wetlands
Fri, 13 May 2022
Researchers analysing more than one-million satellite images have discovered 4,000 square kilometres of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years – but ecosystem restoration and natural processes are playing a part in reducing total losses.

AI sediment prediction tool a ‘world first’ for Reef
Wed, 11 May 2022
In a world first, scientists will be able to use artificial intelligence to accurately predict sediment distribution on the Great Barrier Reef in the fight to protect it.

Tropical scientists deliver a ‘World-first’ in Scotland
Mon, 9 May 2022
The Great Barrier Reef and the peat bogs of Scotland are almost a world apart, but two Townsville scientists have played an important role in assessing the impacts of climate change in an area being nominated for World Heritage listing.

Long lost ‘bum-breathing’ turtle makes its return
Thu, 5 May 2022
A revolutionary new DNA detection method has helped rediscover an iconic species of turtle last seen more than 25 years ago in a northern Queensland river.

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