Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - June, 2016
Media investigations have raised claims of rorting and double-dipping in the government's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
Cash for cans could expand
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) wants all parties to commit to a national recycling scheme.
Native title-holders want river role
A year after the Barkindji people secured the largest native title claim in New South Wales, traditional owners want more water rights.
Waste dump plans unpicked
A scientific review has found that the economic benefits of South Australia's nuclear waste storage proposal are based on shaky assumptions and may be unethical.
GM rejection can be reversed
Decisions made decades ago could explain why many consumers still reject genetically modified foods.
Asbestos survey extended
A major survey of health concerns of people in Mr Fluffy houses has been extended.
Coal cuts life short for millions
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says coal power leads to about 6.5 million premature deaths per year.
Big bill volleyed at Volkswagen
Insiders say the Volkswagen Group will pay more than $US10 billion ($13.3 billion) over its emissions scandal.
LandCorp officer's plot revealed
A senior WA LandCorp officer has been accused of engaging in serious misconduct by using confidential information for personal gain.
Coral's lost value counted
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could soon start to cost massive amounts of lost tourist money.
Gas extraction greened by CO2
Adding carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of water to fracking fluids could improve the efficiency of gas extraction, new reports say.
Miners set eyes on sea
Mining companies and other major industrial players are getting into marine science.
Voices missed as Feds storm North
The Federal Government is rushing to develop northern Australia, but ignoring...
Custom proteins come in new forms
Biological engineers are developing a programmable protein that could deliver next-generation drugs.
Antibiotic advantage in decline
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) says rampant over-prescription is adding to the ‘superbug’ threat.
Call for more coal health checks
Experts say Australian coal dust exposure limits are not meeting international standards, and should be more stringent.
Gut bug trial launched up north
North Queensland will see the world's first large-scale trial of gut bacteria transplants as an obesity and diabetes treatment.
New strides in snake leg mystery
Biologists have wrestled for years with the question of when snakes lost their legs.
ALP backs federal EPA
The ALP has promised to set up a national environmental protection authority if it wins the upcoming election.
Salt bath gives battery boost
Australian researchers have found a way to squeeze more out of rechargeable lithium batteries.