Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - April, 2015
Pocket-sized life-savers wasted
Scientists say some parts of the world are covered in earthquake detection devices, but they are not being used.
Quiet white paper welcomed
The federal government’s Energy White Paper has received support throughout the resources sector, which is pleased to hear of measures to boost LNG.
Woodside's new find could be tied-in
Woodside Petroleum has come across some new gas off the West Australian coast.
Calls for more as Joyce's drought money runs dry
The pressure is on for the Federal Government to improve drought assistance, as farmers struggle against seriously dry times.
Bullying doesn't pick between volunteers and paid staff
Despite the charitable nature of volunteering, a new study has found one in three volunteers can experience workplace bullying.
Experts say new spills will go better than BP's
Oil spill clean-up groups say they will be much better placed to respond to the next big event, having learned a lot since BP’s Deepwater Horizon debacle.
Farm hormone could harm fish love
A common agricultural growth hormone appears to affect the sexual behaviours of fish – with some potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences.
New view sees Brontosaurus rise again
The brontosaurus is back - revived after years spent wandering the taxonomic wilderness.
NSW calls for monitors as CSG increases
The New South Wales Government has put up tenders for the monitoring of coal seam gas impacts on groundwater, but some residents say it may be too late.
Radiation reaches US, risk does not follow
Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has made it to a North American shoreline, but researchers say it does not pose a significant threat to human or marine life.
Coal makes rebound on handy tax cut
The Federal Government’s move to cut the carbon tax and favour the coal industry is paying off.
Coke strokes health lean with dubious green can
Coca-Cola has launched a new soft drink in Australia – the green-labelled Coca-Cola Life – but researchers say it is probably better for Coke’s bottom line than its consumer’s health.
Disagreement over RET exemption
Certain industries could be made exempt from the Renewable Energy Target, but the change will not come quickly enough for the Opposition.
Experts say to jump on the sun-wagon
Local experts say investing in solar energy can now bring solid returns while being friendly to the Earth.
Gardens grow many good aspects
New research shows school gardens can have a positive effect on children’s health, and the environment as well.