Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - January, 2016
A new design for a turbine featuring blades over 200 metres long could see the birth of 50-megawatt (MW) offshore windmills.
Minister moves to approve ACT solar
Controversial ‘call-in powers’ have been used to approve the development of a solar farm in the ACT.
Musk moves on Hyperloop pods
Designs for a new form of high-speed, low-energy transport are steaming ahead.
Nuclear waste not wanted at Hill End
One site has been ruled out as the Federal Government searches for a location for its nuclear waste dump.
Green view down amid corruption uptick
Australia’s environmental performance is down this week, but it looks like corruption is rising.
Breakthrough bottle for new source of water
An Austrian designer has come up with a bike-mounted water bottle that fills itself with water from the air.
City experts praise green view
Experts say using water properly could make Australian cities cooler and more environmentally-friendly.
Highway ignites Aboriginal issues
The WA Government is expected to face a new Supreme Court challenge over the Roe 8 highway project.
Renewable route could free farmers
A new report says renewable energy could be the key to getting much-needed water supplies to farmers.
Reports say Brazil spill forewarned
Reports say the owner of a recently spilled Brazilian iron ore dam received numerous danger warnings months before the walls broke.
Species maps reach new resolution
The Federal Government has updates its Species of National Environmental Significance Database to include higher-definition maps.
Zika fears prompt new advice
Australia has issued new travel advice as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads across the Americas.
More effort needed to meet green goals
A well-known expert says Australia could become a powerhouse of renewable energy
Experts on quest for estranged solar neighbour
There are excited rumblings in the astronomy world after suggestions our solar system contains a never-before-seen planet.
Scientific value tallied at $330 billion
Scientific advances underpin $330 billion of Australia’s annual economic output, the Chief Scientist says.
Insider says biosecurity lacking in Tas.
A whistleblower claims Tasmania's airports do not have enough biosecurity staff to avoid the risk of an incursion.
Mine money goes further, but still not far
The New South Wales Government has expanded its Resources for Regions program, but local governments may not be too excited.
Yarra worries washed away
Parks Victoria has been cleared of claims it is polluting Melbourne’s Yarra River.