Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - May, 2016
Coal mining has “stuffed” a World Heritage-protected lake system south-west of Sydney, according to new research.
Reef removal begs questions
All references to Australia have been removed from a UN report on climate change, due to fears for the Great Barrier Reef’s reputation.
Hunt responds on toxic base
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the Government will attempt to clean up toxic contaminants from the Williamtown Air Force Base.
Early asbestos costs counted
The ACT Government has released figures from the Mr Fluffy buyback public health and safety campaign.
New bug immune to key defense drug
A patient in the US has been diagnosed with an infection resistant to the strongest antibiotics.
WHO denies athletic threat
A group of 150 doctors, scientists and researchers from around the world want the Rio Olympics to be moved due to the Zika virus.
Rock stacks suggest ancient spelunking
Investigations of a French cave suggest Neanderthals were more industrious than previously thought.
Antarctic outhouse heading south
A high-tech sewage treatment plant will soon process waste at one of the most remote places on the planet.
Bottles and bacteria plague WA towns
Remote WA communities say their drinking water supplies are contaminated with deadly bacteria and chemicals.
Greens gain ground in forgotten field
The Greens are breaking into Nationals territory, finding friends among farmers who say they are being ignored.
Mesophotic reefs offer marine 'life boat'
A new report offers a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
Plants' perception goes DNA-deep
Research suggests plants are highly aware of the world around them.
Study hints at stillbirth-pollution link
Researchers say they have found ‘suggestive evidence’ for a link between air pollution and a heightened risk of stillbirth.
Butt bricks boost green building
Builders may soon bring a global littering problem into the home, by making bricks out of cigarette butts.
Fuel-burning effects unexpected
Researchers say current models underestimate the effect of burning the world’s remaining fossil fuels.
Profit push sours green goals
Researchers say businesses that try to ‘go green’ could find themselves doing more harm than good, if people think the corporations are profiting from the initiatives.
Locals say ancient site at risk
Aboriginal elders are bringing their concerns about nuclear waste dump plans directly to the federal minister.
Power pilot taps more from SA sun
Australia’s largest suburban trial of home power storage has been launched in Adelaide.
Solar plane pops in on ancestors
Solar Impulse 2 - an experimental plane powered only by the Sun - has completed the latest leg of its trip around the world.
BP's Bight plan put back
BP's plan to search for oil in the Great Australian Bight has failed again, but it is unlikely to stop trying.