Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - October, 2013
The Climate Change Authority has called the Federal Government’s emissions reduction target inadequate, and not credible compared to other nations’.
Honeybees are capable of landing with absolute precision on virtually any surface, now scientists have worked out how they judge their descent – and it is so simple we might just steal their idea.
An inquiry has been launched after allegations that the firm in charge of expanding Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal has already failed to meet environmental requirements.
The Federal Government has begun to finalise the terms of reference for its enquiry into deaths related to a government home insulation scheme, but already it has been called a political witch-hunt.
If there is one substance mankind is producing in abundance and looks likely to continue doing so, it would be carbon dioxide – but a new development may see the ability to turn large amounts of CO2 into biofuel.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the release of exploration permits for offshore petroleum reserves shows the resources sector is still strong, despite spilling from the mainland into the ocean.
The Federal Government has announced an internal review to be conducted by the Department of the Environment, flagging 150 redundancies and reduced regulations.
The Federal Government’s modification of Australia’s policies and general stance on climate change has been criticised by international authorities, prompting the Prime Minister to claim one expert did not know what she was talking about.
Research has shown part of the reason many cannot get on board with the need to fight climate change, suggesting the impacts could be too far off to think about.