Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - November, 2014
The World Health Organisation’s latest figures show more than 16,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, and almost 7000 have died.
Next tier turbines online in five years
Australian engineers are working on superconductor-powered wind turbines, complete with some mind-blowing improvements.
Planning papers help locals build strong response
A new report will help planners manage the impact of sea level rise, as local government pick up the slack of climate change inaction.
Shooters open fire on Baird's pole plan
Gun-nuts and fisher-folk could see the New South Wales Government keep its electricity infrastructure under state-ownership.
Yellowcake and bananas ahead of green talks
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has revived one of the most contentious topics in the Australian political debate – nuclear power.
Green power grab in hippie heartland
Byron Bay residents could form Australia’s first community-owned, not-for-profit, clean energy generator and retailer.
Ancient climate study resets coal rock clock
Volcanic ash all along Eastern Australia is helping researchers learn about climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period, about 250 million years ago.
Better view from free maps of high-res Australia
Two billion pixels have come together to form the most comprehensive three-dimensional view of Australia ever.
Bot finds cold facts on ice sheet
Australian scientists have used an underwater robot to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought.
Green knight gets another gong
A sustainability expert at an Australian university has been championed by the United Nations.
Little love for deep water dig
There is very little support for the Queensland Government’s plan to deregulate water for mining companies.
Plague outbreak reaches African capital
The plague has killed at least 40 people in Madagascar in recent months.
BHP split spruiked amid low iron price, high concern
Environmental concerns have come into play in BHP’s decision to split itself in two.
Billions and billions linked in new telescopic view
Attempts to visualise the size and shape of the universe have boggled even history’s greatest minds, but it is getting easier.
Future Fund quizzed on tax and gas
A fiery Senate estimates hearing in Canberra has seen former treasurer Peter Costello forced to defend the Future Fund's investment decisions.
Mine man's corrupt hand revealed
A former NSW Labor minister has been ordered to appear in court over allegations of dodgy mining deals.
Power play by city groups to grab renewable stocks
Three Melbourne councils have joined forces to sidestep state and federal energy policies, buying power directly from renewable providers.
Whale pain goes from stink to stoush
The story of a beached whale, an expensive clean-up and an angry council has taken a bizarre turn.
Closures questioned as cuts lead to relocation
The West Australian Government has unveiled plans to close more than 100 remote (primarily Indigenous) communities and move the residents to better-serviced areas.
Coral drift as good Reef gauge
Coral spawning has been used to judge the potential effects of dredge spoil and pesticide pollution on marine environments.
Japan's whale kill count culled
Japan will kill just 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean next year, after it unveiled its reduced whaling “research” programme.