Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - March, 2014
A major Australian superannuation fund has deemed fossil fuels to be ‘socially unacceptable’, and will no longer make investments in that direction.
The single program for getting young people into agriculture may be cut, with reports that the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education has already lost its national headquarters.
Several bodies are calling for increased scrutiny of the Port of Gladstone, as the federal environment department moves to delay its decision on leaking dredge spoils.
A court case will argue that Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt failed in his obligation to protect the environment, by approving the dredging and expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal.
Mining companies often weigh environmental outcomes against economic ones, and choose actions which benefit the latter, but researchers say with better planning they can have the best of both worlds.
Advanced modelling has solved a generations-old geological question, as scientists investigate why long, curvy mountains form near places where tectonic plates smash together.
A new approach could see scientists able to produce drugs as easily as brewing beer, massively reducing the cost and energy requirements for many medications.
A new report from analysts at Deloitte Access Economics has highlighted 25 sectors that could drive the Australian economy in the future, including nuclear power generation and waste storage.