Research shows corals can pass on climate change resilience to their offspring

James Cook University scientists discover parent corals that survive environmental stress can pass on key resilience genes even as temperatures warm.

Rescue mission for single-use plastic items ahead of tomorrow’s ban

Two Queensland women are on a mission to collect and repurpose plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and plates from hospitality and catering organisations.

I'm 23 and got the AstraZeneca vaccine. Here's why

Tropic Now journalist Annabel Bowles unpacks AstraZeneca for young adults and explains why the quickest vaccine is our safest vaccine.

Flight sales now on as new Cairns services take off

Skytrans has launched new services, including one to the Whitsundays & another which includes Australia's shortest route with just ten minutes flying time.

Cairns-grown hookworms could protect troops against bioweapons

A new project conceived by a JCU researcher aims to create genetically modified hookworms that will protect frontline soldiers against biological attacks.

Bid for ‘critical’ water project funding put to Cairns business community

Funding is desperately needed for a $215-million project, which will secure an extra 15,000 megalitres of water a year and combat a water shortage.

New small business grants on offer to Queenslanders

Grants up to $15,000 are being offered to small businesses in Queensland, as part of the state government’s latest round of funding.

$317m surf park resort proposal put forth to Douglas Shire

Tropic Now has spoken to the local architects behind the design of an elaborate wave park, swimming lagoon and hotel complex slated for Port Douglas.

New convention centre for Cairns Jockey Club

Construction will start later this year on a $1.3-million events facility at the finish line of the racecourse at Cannon Park.

Cairns' newest hotel opens its doors to the public

The Benson Hotel, at the site of the old Rydges Plaza, has injected new life into what was known as the LILO Rooftop Pool Bar.

Cow cuddling enterprise delivers all the feels

Dedicated therapy cows are now available for snuggles on a property south of Cairns.

New Cairns Indigenous eco-tour project set to open

Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours at East Trinity has almost completed the first stage of its bold $46-million eco-tourism build.

‘Overwhelming’ response to new lots for sale north of Cairns

Land in a new estate north of Cairns is being snapped up before it's even officially on the market, with the majority of interest coming from local buyers.

Cairns building wins prestigious architecture award

The designers of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre have received the highest honour of the Queensland Architecture Awards.

Local leaders awarded for Wet Tropics conservation projects

A unique project to cultivate seed banks of plants, found only on mountain-tops in the Wet Tropics, has been recognised in local conservation awards.

Amazing footage captures daily trials of Daintree osprey family

Stories of sibling rivalry, struggles to feed a young family & pure survival are being captured by new cameras at JCU's Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Cooktown to kick off ten-day expo this week

A ten-day fusion of music, traditional dance, food, history and nature is coming to Cooktown, and Tropic's put together a taste of what to expect.

Two new fast-food franchises on the cards for Cairns

Who’s a big fan of burgers? How about burritos? Stocklands Cairns has submitted a development application to open two new international fast-food chains.