Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - September, 2013
Dingoes have most certainly been given a bum rap in Australia but a new study has helped put them on the path to redemption, showing that dingoes are not responsible for the mainland extinction of the thylacine and Tasmanian devil.
A study by the University of New South Wales, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, and the University of California has tallied the true material footprint of several nations, revealing that some are considerably more resource-hungry than previously reported.
Solar heating is nothing new in the swimming pool arena, but one city has ramped-up its renewable recreational warming repertoire – looking at a geothermal system to keep the pool warm for the next few thousand years.
Three Queensland MPs have thrown their support behind continuing sand-mining operations on North Stradbroke Island despite widespread environmental and cultural opposition.
A new study has shown the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles is increasing as the planet warms, leading to more concerns over the future of global food security.
Over $500 million will be spent in ongoing efforts to fix the continuous stream of irradiated water flowing around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear reactor, the announcement of the funding has preceded the largest recorded spike in radiation levels since the disaster.
The Woodside energy firm has announced that its partners in the massive Browse project have signed off on the use of floating liquid natural gas technology at gasfields off the coast of WA.
Researchers from universities in the US say they have found a link showing coal-fired power stations are responsible for high levels of mercury in some ocean fish.
A broad range of findings have been levelled against former New South Wales Resources Minister Ian Macdonald, accusing him of thwarting proper process to do favours for his friends in the mining industry.
New research from France suggests for people living in certain environments, good diet and exercise may not be enough to combat the damage of low but constant levels of pollution.