Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - July, 2014
A second massive hole in the earth has opened up in Siberia, which some say marks a tipping point in carbon-driven climate shifts.
Coal cooling as green commodities soar
Just days after the Federal Government’s approval of a massive new coal mine, it looks like rough times ahead for the classic source of fuel.
Dozens die to feed Japanese need for whales
Japan has completed its second whale-hunting campaign since the United Nations trashed its “scientific” excuse.
Ice-boss prized for cool science findings
An Australian researcher has been awarded for years of freezing toil in Antarctic studies.
Scientific roots of water plan questioned
The South Australian Government has introduced a water licensing policy years in the making, but some forestry bodies have taken shots at it already.
Scientific teeth to bite at fluoride fears
As fears about water fluoridation continue in several Australian regions, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says it will end the debate once and for all.
Small town spills could bring flow-on damage
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is investigating potential groundwater contamination from a fire-fighting chemical it used for over thirty years.
Sea will see drills after seven offshore approvals
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is helping industrial teeth sink into nearby sea-floors, issuing seven new underwater mining licences.
Water-hungry mega-mine may not do what it says
The federal government’s approval for the biggest coal mine in Australian history has many up in arms, but ministers say it should be worth it.
Industry hits back at unfriendly power-plays
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s poorly-received comments about a New South Wales wind farm do not befit a person of his position, one energy operator says.
Plans for green tech wave to wash one town
Experts in New South Wales are looking to turn one lucky Australian town into a power station.
Supermarkets look to spice financial soup
This week has seen an odd interplay between the worlds of banking and groceries.
Cops called for fight over bike plan
Anyone who thinks there is no passion in politics should try to discuss bike paths in the City of Vincent.
Marijuana matters as Mayors look for hemp to help
Australia is missing the opportunity for billions of dollars in revenue, thousands of jobs and a better life for many citizens by ignoring one single industry.
Sectors unite to see movement on Direct Action
Industry groups have sent a warning that the Australian Government’s big plan to tackle harmful emissions may thoroughly miss the mark.
BHP backs blitz on native species
Funding has been secured for more rounds of the Bush Blitz – a program that sends Australian scientists on lightning war against the mysteries of the outback.
Experts slam environmentally rough run
Australia’s climate science credentials are being attacked, since the nation became the first to remove an established price on carbon.
First ancient worm brains found perfectly preserved
New fossils have shown stunningly well-preserved brain structures from a bizarre bunch of sea creatures which dominated the Earth half a billion years ago.
Grey reports hide red alerts on Reef
The Australian Institute of Marine Science says the Queensland and Federal Governments are hiding the declining state of the Great Barrier Reef.
Nano-structure builds big solar possibilities
A new material turns the sun to steam - a seemingly strange behaviour but one which could provide exciting new energy options.
Space dust could give Martian bugs
Recent images from NASA’s Curiosity rover show Earth-like soils that hint at the existence of life on Mars.