Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - August, 2014
A simple oral vaccine has managed to completely block the monkey equivalent of HIV, and human trials are on the way
Deadly spread tracked back to healer
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been traced to a single infection that started a chain of human-human transmission, and experts say it will not stop soon.
Sight seen as centre for Northern revolution
An architecture and design firm has put out plans for massive development in Australia's north, in a town where crocodiles outnumber humans 1,000 to one.
Calls to cover old power against renewable insurgence
The independent review of the Renewable Energy Target has been released, proposing a number of suggestions to reduce the cost of the scheme and its impact on the energy market.
Deep drills spot frozen spring of life
Researchers have found over 4,000 new species an Antarctic lake 800 metres beneath the icy surface.
Fight to keep federal fingers on water trigger
One of the key architects of Australian water law says clear environmental efforts are being muddied.
Fire pits at rubbish tips add a billion tonnes
The worldwide practice of burning garbage creates more pollutants that many presumed.
Input wanted for Murray-Darling re-work
Feedback is open for those wanting to make submissions on upcoming Murray–Darling watering strategy reforms.
New links add to ancient man's mix
An Australian study has shed new light on the relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans, suggesting they lived side-by-side for thousands of years.
Wild flows bring call to disclose
The NSW Opposition says documents revealing harmful spills of pollutants should be publicly available.
Young science star's helpful path funded
One of Australia’s youngest scientific laser-wranglers has received a $25,000 boost to her high-tech water filter work.
Another voice stands against plague of anti-vax ill-thinking
One of the world’s leading authorities in experimental immunology says Australian parents must think rationally about vaccination.
Cheap homes built to better local minds
An Australian university-run project has seen teams of young engineers design and build houses for rural Cambodian communities.
Huge hiring heralds progress at Carmichael
Indian mining firm Adani is looking to hire 5,000 workers for the Carmichael coal project in Queensland.
Resourceful robots uncover new concerns
Concern is churning-up as a Canadian company prepares to launch a new mining project on the sea floor near Papua New Guinea.
Big solar walks as Government baulks
The Australian Federal Government’s skittishness about renewable energy systems has forced one solar power giant to look elsewhere.
Future fuel from low-power water split
As major car-makers Toyota, Hyundai and Honda prepare to release vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, a new device could help the spread of advanced transport.
Green goal could be out-done on Senator's suggestions
South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon is plugging a range of changes to the Abbott government’s direct action policy, which researchers say may actually help it meet its emissions reduction target.
Weather winner in app awards
The Bureau of Meteorology's mobile website has been recognised for its useful and simple design at this year's Australian Mobile and App Design Awards.
Council sends loud state signal on gas
One New South Wales council has clearly stated its opposition to dangerous gas mining.