Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - January, 2014
One of the last hurdles for dredging near the Great Barrier Reef is being approached today, with the main authority in charge of the marine park set to make its decision on the potentially destructive plan.
New role takes bug fight to the farm gate
The industry body representing Australia’s vegetable growers has taken steps to protect its crop
Darwin asks what riders would like for their bikes
An online survey is seeking the views of bicyclists in the Northern Territory, in order to inform the construction of a biking network.
Green digs set the bar as WALGA moves in
The WA Local Government Association has moved into the “greenest of green” new place of business, saying it hopes to set the standard for others to follow.
Check-up for ancient plague finds black link in DNA
Modern science has found a tiny culprit in an ancient mystery – shedding light on what killed around half the population of Europe, twice.
New deal for better practice when the cows come home
One large cattle station has become the site of the latest major conservation project in the Northern Territory.
New hub keeps icy experts close, but free from cold
A major hub has been opened which will see many of the world’s leading experts working close to Antarctica, basking in the relative comfort of Hobart.
Ocean probes enhanced with cross-water friendship
CSIRO researchers are using smart yellow sticks to see what makes the Indian Ocean tick.
Talks on water changes go ahead with no delay
The Victorian Government is talking to residents about their wishes for the state’s water plan, but many who want a say think the talks should be delayed.
Top end trainees to take charge of their backyards
A new program will take trainees across land and sea to learn how to care for both environments.
Water printer to turn the page on office waste
Every day tonnes of paper is printed on, handed to someone, virtually ignored and then thrown away, but a new development could see the end of single-use paper wastage.
Big players say RET can drop, and be met for less
Some major energy providers have made their pitch ahead of the Renewable Energy Target review this year, claiming the figure should now be lowered.
Engineers welcome dredging technical checks
Engineers Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s Commission of Inquiry into a large-scale dredging project spill in Queensland.
Safety worries dissuade true place of nuclear, experts say
With nuclear energy seemingly at its least popular in years, many have begun to neglect the benefits of the power source that never really made it.
Special day for local techno. heroes
Two champions of a renewable energy future have been honoured this Australia Day.
Tough times may be rewarded with free ride
The Tasmanian government may defer royalty payments from a new iron ore mine in Tarkine region, to ensure future projects are encouraged.
Vocal outrage brings arrest, no stopping at Maules Creek
Nearly a dozen people have been arrested while protesting at a mine site in New South Wales.
Mining fast track to skirt traditional talks
Western Australia’s policy to fast-track mine licence approvals means Fortescue Metals will not have to consult with native-title holders in the Pilbara.
Locals fine with water leaving, Greens say it should stay
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has announced it will sell water back to farmers in parts of northern NSW.
New source spied in deadly bee decline
The decline of honeybee populations around the world is a cause for great concern, and researchers have just discovered another possible reason the vital bugs are dropping like flies.
Shark fight shakes fishers, Barnett stands firm
The Western Australian Premier says strong opposition to the state’s shark culling plan will not stop it going ahead, but it has made local fisherman hesitant to bid for tenders to help the killing.