News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • Construction re-think needed for Great Barrier Reef coast
    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 - JCU scientists say 10 percent of the coastline adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef is now affected in some way by development and have called for a new approach to protect critical environments.
  • High-tech Townsville data hub to lower water and energy use
    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 - Crucial data about where, when and how much water and energy North Queenslanders use will be made available to researchers in a landmark project launched by James Cook University and partner organisations this week.
  • JCU Singapore awarded the EduTrust Star
    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 - James Cook University’s Singapore campus has earned the distinction of being the first private education institution to attain an EduTrust Star quality mark from the Singapore Government.
  • Tattoo growth still strong
    Fri, 10 Apr 2015 - With nearly a third of women in their 20s now sporting a tattoo, a JCU researcher says the growth of the ‘ink’ industry shows no sign of slowing down.
  • Working up a sweat could save your life
    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 - Physical activity that makes you puff and sweat is key to avoiding an early death, a large Australian study of middle-aged and older adults has found.
  • Roadmap to recovery for coral reef fish
    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 - A simple test of the number of fish living on a coral reef can be used as a roadmap to restore degraded reefs and fishers’ livelihoods according to a global study published in the journal Nature.
  • We can fix the Great Barrier Reef
    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 - Leading coral reef scientists say Australia could restore the Great Barrier Reef to its former glory through better policies that focus on science, protection and conservation.