Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - August, 2015
Townsville currently has no dengue fever outbreaks - for the first time in 15 years.
Gas firm seeks sunny side of WA
Gas giant Alinta Energy has seen the future – announcing that it will offer solar and battery storage systems to households later this year.
NSW scores low in green stakes
Stats show New South Wales is under-achieving in the field of renewable energy.
Ipswich runs old coal out of town
Queensland’s Ipswich City Council says it will oppose future coal mines and coal seam gas exploration in the region.
Food scientist slams organic myths
Eating organic foods may be good for personal gratification or Facebook posts, but new research suggests it may not be all the people think.
GhostNets goes to source
GhostNets Australia is looking to help Indonesian fishers stop stray fishing nets from reaching our shores.
Menindee mourners mark dry times
Over 100 people have gathered on the bone-dry bed of Lake Menindee to mourn the ‘death’ of the system.
Sea-life switch in shifting oceans
Another study has reinforced the point that warming oceans will cause profound changes for marine species.
Species surprise in big new reef
The iconic Great Barrier Reef could have a new counterpart, with the discovery of a large coral community in the waters south of Melbourne.
ACT's green goal could grow
The ACT Government has announced Canberra will run entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
Backers gathering to keep Carmichael alive
Despite a storm surging around its approval, proponents of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine are doing everything they can to ensure it goes ahead.
Grape fuel finding leaves experts bubbling
Australian engineers have found that the solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel.
Oil drop makes heads roll at Santos
Santos’ half-year profits have slumped 82 per cent to $37 million, tumbling alongside global oil prices.
Victoria's 'road map' for new power revealed
Victoria has outlined a modest aim to get at least 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
Green group gag seems barely necessary
The Federal Government is continuing its push to change environmental approval laws so that activists and environmentalists cannot hinder mining projects.
Locals score world's best water-splitting
Australian researchers have set a new record for generating hydrogen fuel with solar power.
Senator says useful uranium buried by nuclear naysayers
Family First senator Bob Day is optimistic despite failing in a bid to remove the ban on nuclear power plants in Australia.
Shade balls may not cover Australia's vast issues
Australian authorities are looking to drought-affected California for tips on ways to improve water supplies.
Shark cull warning as technology gets good count
Experts have warned against culling sharks because the long term ecological impact cannot be predicted.
BHP digs in amid iron decline
BHP is pushing ahead despite a depressed iron ore market, drumming-up funds for a new open pit near Newman in WA.
Gorgon backers under ATO's lens
The Australian Taxation Office is looking at the funding of the massive Gorgon natural gas project, amid claims that it will make billions of dollars tax-free.