Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - February, 2016
Three former Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) executives will be on trial in the first criminal trial linked to the Fukushima crisis.
Broken link and low dams still slam Tasmania
Tasmania’s energy crisis drags on this week, with very little sign of reprieve on the way.
Gas giant's wind move still brewing
AGL says it is still committed to the Silverton wind farm project in far west New South Wales, despite progress being stalled for several years.
Lab-grown solar cells smash records
Researchers have demonstrated the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced.
WA town swipes at miners' missed rates
A rural council at the heart of the resources sector will soon crack down on miners and mining companies not paying their rates.
Weather-heads reject sub-par pay
Staff at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) have become the latest to reject a bargaining agreement that their union says is framed by the Government’s “harsh and unworkable public sector bargaining policy”.
Anti-animal-torture bill expected
Labor is preparing a bill that would ban animal testing for cosmetics in Australia.
BP's Bight plans in Senate scan
A Senate committee is examining BP’s plans to search for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
MDBA boss back from month of listening
The new chief of the Murray Darling Basin Authority has reported on his first few weeks in the job.
Science cuts starting to get stupid
Labor, Greens and independent politicians have gathered to stop the latest attack on Australian science.
Sea level rise highest in centuries
Updated modelling shows global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries.
Morrison moves to pin down local profits
Multinational companies that avoid paying tax on Australian earnings could soon be forced to sell their assets.
Oil giants flirt with possible reduction
Four major oil producing countries say they would consider freezing output levels, but only if other producers join in.
Concern raised as jab rates drop
New figures show Australia is slacking off on immunisation, and could be putting people at risk.
Logging grift hollowing out PNG
Papua New Guinea is suffering in the same way that many of its larger neighbours do – as big companies in major industries come up well short on their tax bill.
Empowered people get charging tools
A new company hopes to help bypass big electricity providers and let people trade their own power amongst themselves.
Condom study could seed native grass industry
A massive new industry could open up in Australia following research on materials for the thinnest condom ever.
Enviro checks head for cane fields
Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection officers are visiting sugar cane properties this to help improve the quality of water flowing out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Severe shortage striking worldwide
Four billion people face severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, according to a new report.
Turtle sex change on unbalanced beaches
Researchers say some Australian turtle populations are at risk of being feminised into extinction.
Federal funds keep mining ticking over
The Federal Government has congratulated itself for the successful Federal Exploration Development Incentive (EDI).