Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - January, 2017
High-tech drones have given a glimpse of the future of environmental monitoring.
Irrigators show dark side of Murray flood
South Australian irrigators say politicians are keen to spruik environmental benefits on the Murray River, but no one is talking about the negatives.
Murray moves worry residents
There are calls for compensation this week as the MDBA prepares to increase groundwater withdrawals in NSW.
Natural wonders shrinking
More than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.
Santos' Pilliga surveys over
Santos has completed its Environment Impact Statement for the development of gas reserves in northern NSW.
WA working to become solar state
WA households and businesses are getting into solar at a record rate.
QLD comes together to fight army plans
Both sides of Queensland politics are fighting to stop the compulsory acquisition of agricultural land for an army training ground.
Soybean oil boils into graphene
Australian engineers have discovered an exciting new way to produce graphene – with soybean oil.
'Last resort' antibiotics tested
China is about to start using a new antibiotic in human medicine, but there is already some resistance to it.
Abbott attacks RET again
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has repeated his call for Australia’s renewable energy target to be scrapped.
Call to keep power talks open
South Australia’s Chief Scientist wants to keep nuclear power alive in discussions about long-term energy supply.
Strong Origin allegations leaked
A corporate whistleblower says Origin Energy has a deliberate policy of ignoring leaking coal seam gas wells.
UQ to help clean CSG
The Australian Research Council has backed a project to help clean up the CSG process.
Foam check hits fish
Authorities in Queensland will begin testing seafood for levels of a firefighting foam once used at Coolangatta airport.
Labor papers shine harsh light on PCH
WA Labor says there are 16 possible causes for lead contamination among the 3000 defects at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital.
Old tailings ride on new flows
Heavy rain has allowed a gold mine north of Katherine to deliberately discharge contaminated water into a nearby river.
Trump stumps up on coal claims
President Donald Trump has allowed controversial oil pipelines to move ahead, while gagging EPA workers.
Horse leads fatal charge
A new study shows horses kill more Australians than all the country's venomous creatures put together.
New action on Brazil spill
A Brazilian bank has filed a class action suit against BHP Billiton and Vale.
Hazelwood costs explode
The decommissioning, remediation and rehabilitation of the Hazelwood power station site will cost at least $743 million.