Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - December, 2016
The CSIRO has put a dollar figure on the cost of coal seam gas (CSG) mining on farmers.
'Flushable' claims face court
The ACCC has launched legal action against the manufacturers of “flushable” wet wipes.
Atmosphere additive outlined
The planet is warming, and if reducing greenhouse emissions is not enough to counter the risk, we may need ...
Climate depths checked
Robust new evidence shows that wet regions of the earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier.
Experts plot tsunami revival
A report on the recovery of sea life after Japan’s 2011 tsunami has been released.
Water study shows shifting supplies
An analysis of 30 years’ worth of global water data has been released.
Work safety at whim of climate
Public health officials say that as the length and severity of hot weather increases, work practices must change.
Advocates want waste talk to continue
Businesses, academics and experts want nuclear waste dump talks to stay active.
Wind funds blow Barnaby's way
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has put up $120 million for a wind farm in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate.
States could make new ETS
SA Premier Jay Weatherill wants the states to set up an emissions-trading system without the Federal Government.
Giant farming footprint outlined
Experts have calculated the size of Australia’s nitrogen footprint.
Quick backflip on power plans
Suggestions that Australia would introduce a carbon pricing scheme lived for less than two days.
River review shows shrinking ranges
A third of Australia’s freshwater species could lose the majority of their home ranges due to climate change, research suggests.
Lobbies' bland plans slammed
A conservative think tank says Australia’s chief business lobby is now “completely outgunned” by progressive think tanks.
Nanotech set to tackle WA dust
Nanotechnology could be the solution to dust problems in industrial areas.
NT mining influence highlighted
Environmentalists are concerned about the amount of mining industry figures on an NT Government-appointed board.
Powerful pricing plan outlined
The CSIRO has backed emissions trading as the way to cut power bills and hit carbon targets.
Adani's new line on track
A proposed coal rail line in Queensland has passed its first hurdle for a Federal Government loan.
Climate review lining up
The Federal Government has opened the possibility of new climate policies for the energy sector.
New mark on solar scale
Australian engineers have smashed the world efficiency record for a new kind of solar cell.