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Tropical scientists deliver ‘World-first' in Scotland

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. James Cook...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - The National Tribune

Rising flood dangers require planning rethink: ICA

The consequences of flooding and not just the probability needs to be taken into account as climate change and expanding urban populations bring increasing risks, a report released by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) says. The report says land...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - InsuranceNews.com.au

Mangroves killed during Black Summer bushfires near Batemans Bay are not growing back

Qantas will begin direct flights from Sydney to London and New York from 2025. The new routes will be the longest passenger flights in the world, expected to take more than 19 hours Keep up with the latest from the campaign trail in our federal...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - ABC Online

Ocean foodbowl reviewed

Researchers are investigating whether the world’s oceans can support food demands under climate change. Scientists believe expanding marine aquaculture (or mariculture) will be a vital step in feeding the billions of extra people expected to populate...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - Green Career

Australia's forgotten nuclear test site

Three years before the British atomic tests at Maralinga, in remote South Australia, there were two big tests at Emu Field, a red earth claypan about 200kms from Maralinga. It was 1953, and it was an experiment that took little care to protect...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - ABC Online

Irwin's bum breathing turtle rediscovered

The Irwin's bum-breathing freshwater turtle was discovered by Australian environmental icons Bob Irwin and his late son Steve in the early 90's, but it hasn't been seen since. Using DNA, scientists have confirmed the turtle is still present in the...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - ABC Online

Sci-fi meets reality in plasma tech

Science-fiction meets reality with cutting-edge research pioneering plasma jet healing coming one step closer to the instant wound healing technology that captures our imaginations on the big screen. Australian researchers from James Cook University,...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - Medical Forum

Plan for drones to help monitor beaches for deadly jellyfish in North Queensland

Follow our live blog for the latest on Russia's invasion of Ukraine Could the best line of defence against the most deadly marine creature — the box jellyfish — be found hovering in the skies hundreds of metres above swimmers? Mackay Mayor Greg...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - ABC Online

‘They're actually hunting': Why the Aussie box jellyfish is so frightening

They're one of Australia's most deadly marine creatures, killing more people than sharks, but do we take them as seriously? One of Australia's most deadly marine creatures is often not taken seriously enough according to experts. Box jellyfish are...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - NEWS.com.au

Listen Up collaboration with Mount Isa pharmacists delivering outcomes

A pilot program involving Mount Isa pharmacists is meeting with success in addressing ear disease in rural and remote communities. Mount Isa-based pharmacy academic with the Centre for Rural and Remote Health at James Cook University Dr Selina Taylor...
Wed, 11 May 2022 03:25:20 GMT - The North West Star