Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - March, 2015
Local research body the Climate Council says the probability of drought in Australia will increase, and they will become more severe.
Dredging panned on water or land
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says dredging near the Great Barrier Reef should be banned altogether.
Food test could kill GM fear
A study using over a decade of data has found no evidence of negative effects in livestock fed on genetically-modified foods.
Gold giant re-awakening
A Northern Territory gold mine is on its way back to operation, after shutting down over ten years ago.
Biofuel saves by taking food off tables
An international report has found that many biofuel policies only work by depriving people of food.
Ebola toll slowing but no rest yet
The worst Ebola epidemic on record continues, with Guinea declaring a 45-day 'health emergency' in five regions.
Game of letters for slow RET moves
Clean energy lobbies have written on behalf of the industry to the Federal Government, hoping to clear an impasse in renewable energy target (RET) talks.
Lack of talk raised while NT plugs gas jobs
The Northern Territory Government has put out new oil and gas exploration licences which cover large amounts of Aboriginal land.
Power and knowledge in big QLD solar
A new age of solar energy and information is dawning in Queensland.
Wind farm health checks continue
More Government-funded research into the health effects of wind farms will be undertaken.
More needed to avoid poison playgrounds
With potentially harmful chemicals accumulating on children’s playgrounds around the country, researchers have studied how effective simple cleaning techniques may be.
Councils happy with new Reef plan
Queensland councils have welcomed the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, despite concerns from environmentalists.
New carbon-cutting avenues opened
The Federal Government has released new methods for public consultation ahead of the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction.
Plastic claims break down under scrutiny
New research suggests the biodegradable claims on some plastic containers may not be all they appear.
Power lobby slams Labor's water warning
Labor’s NSW leader Luke Foley has pledged to reverse his own party’s policy, to protect water supplies and agriculture.
Reef plan leaves green groups wanting
Conservation groups say there are some good points to the new Great Barrier Reef plan, but it ignores the greatest risk of all.
SA's blue green beast meets peroxide bomb
Authorities have been pushed to new measures in the fight against blue-green algae in South Australia.
Tiny debut could be sole role for rodent
A beautiful, ingenious and miniscule Australian native has been caught on camera, but researchers believe it may be the first and last time.
Food safety change with deadly implications
New laws will remove the responsibility to report food-related deaths and disease outbreaks for some parties.
Hydrogen tram brings clean travel to the people
In an attempt to reduce the smog that envelops China’s major cities, authorities have produced a hydrogen-powered tram.