Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - May, 2014
Though it may not be enough to stop the tide of unemployment rising in Australia’s automotive-manufacturing sector, one expert has a suggestion for way energy efficiency can boost local industries.
Nines sites awarded for offshore oil digs
Nine new permits have been awarded for offshore oil exploration around Australia.
Hunter looks for game outside old oil
Investment fund Hunter Hall is ending its relationships with fossil fuel companies.
Source of smarts pinned to upstanding citizens
While plenty of other creatures are intelligent – humans seem to have unique skills when it comes to brain power.
Mayors' farm-making lands court date
A South Australian mayor is facing three charges of illegal land clearing, after he knocked down a large tract to lease for farming.
Warnings of later pain from temporary budget gains
Some workers in small, targeted Federal Government agencies say scrapping the programs will save a few dollars now, but cost much more later on.
Bodies join to tap into wasteful habits
A major environmental group has joined with the water industry in urging Queenslanders to put down the plastic bottle and turn on a tap.
Forest flood marks turning tide for flow control
A huge flood began in Victoria this week but luckily, it was intentional.
Green talking points tarnished by colourful words
When trying to change long-held ideas about the world, language is everything.
Independent aid flows to help our neighbours
One tiny island nation in the Pacific is having its lack of clean water addressed by the life-saving work of an independent Australian aid group.
Intentions questioned as inquiry money moves
Millions of dollars has been moved from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to pay for the home insulation inquiry.
Liberal slams CSIRO cuts for lack of federal understanding
Despite efforts to avoid it, millions of dollars in budget cuts will force CSIRO to close down several sites for world-leading research.
Local help in quest for man-made beings
Australian researchers are contributing to an incredible scientific effort – creating the world’s first-ever synthetic complex organism.
Maths moves marine science away from simple model
Researchers have released ground-breaking findings to dismiss a common theory of biodiversity, and could change the way some environments are managed.
Possum pals help disease spread discovery
A new study of the way bacteria spread amongst possums could shed light on human epidemics.
Toxic pool dealt with soon, months after contamination fine
The operators of a large CSG exploration project are getting around to shutting down their leaking storage pond, after being fined several months ago.
$20bn gas build sees first shipments out of PNG
A massive gas project in Papua New Guinea has sent its first shipment to Japan, marking the start of returns on the $20.5 billion LNG endeavour.
Hawke hunts for dollars from dumping
Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke says Australia should once again consider becoming a storage ground for the world’s nuclear waste.
Broad benefits expected from bold solar systems
A grassroots group supporting Australian workers and industries has unveiled new products to keep energy costs down for small operations.
Food fears from Friends not swallowed by scientists
Environmental group Friends of The Earth is pushing for a ban on food products containing nanomaterials.
Carbon rise pulls good grain from common crops
The world’s polluted atmosphere means plants are becoming less nutritious, and risk losing some key ingredients altogether.