Changes under Queensland's recently instituted Planning Act give councils much more leeway in their decision-making, which makes it harder for appeals against decisions to succeed.
Engineering practice assumes that floods are randomly distributed but science suggests they are not. This raises questions about the reliability of flood infrastructure and management strategies.
Queensland's new draft land-clearing laws aim to put the brakes on years of environmental destruction. But the bill contains several loopholes that are likely to stymie progress.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani's potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
Indigenous ranger programs have now been running successfully for a decade. Given Queensland's size and large Indigenous population, there's a strong case for expanding the program in that state.
'Marsupial lions' aren't really lions - but they did have teeth that formed a pair of secateur-like blades. The newly found species lived in forests of Queensland around 20 million years ago.
Labor looks set to win the Queensland election with a bare majority. And while same-sex marriage has passed the Senate, the strong support in regional areas has surprised some commentators.
The Adani project is already a stranded asset, and definitely not worthy of taxpayer support, or the risks to the Chinese of any involvement.
With Labor having largely defused the Adani issue, debate on Twitter in the final weeks of the 2017 Queensland election campaign has come to focus chiefly on the role of One Nation.
The Queensland government pays a higher interest rate than Queensland mortgage holders. Plans for both urban and rural rejuvenation need to start with fixing government finances.
In the upcoming Queensland election all major parties are talking up public investment in energy generation. But are these policies paying heed to climate science?
Here's what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead.
The failed attempt to reinstate land clearing regulations in Queensland has prompted 'panic clearing', pushing Australia into the global top-ten deforesters.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
The real reason for Labor's return to full preferential voting was to assist them in garnering preferences from the Greens - but it may end up strengthening the LNP.
Is Australia undervaluing its most valuable natural asset by only charging $6.50 a day to visit the Great Barrier Reef? And would it help if tourists were asked to pay more?
Following the ABC's Four Corners program 'Digging into Adani', the question that remains is: why is the project still being pursued at all?
The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could lead to increased vulnerability of Queensland coastal cities and towns, and not only through its impacts on the tourism industry.
Legal vegetation 'thinning' is contributing to high rates of land clearing, potentially causing problems for threatened species and ecosystems.