Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - December, 2017
The Federal Government has been accused of shifting the goalposts with the release of new annual emissions projections.
Industrial effects roll on
New research suggests the ill-effects of the Industrial Revolution are still being felt 200 years later.
Ancient Australian lion uncovered
Scientists have discovered a species of marsupial lion in that has been extinct for at least 19 million years.
Defence holds PFAS meetings
The Defence Department is continuing to respond to PFAS contamination near old RAAF bases.
Frack review makes many calls
The NT Government’s fracking inquiry has handed down a preliminary report that includes a call to protect groundwater resources.
Satellites make seafloor sweep
Australian scientists have used data collected by satellites to explain seafloor biodiversity.
White spot failures detailed
A new review says a string of biosecurity failures allowed white spot disease to spread in Queensland ...
EPA green lights NT waste site
The NT EPA has approved a controversial hazardous waste storage facility and salt mine.
New solar design outlined
Researchers have unveiled a new ‘double-glazing’ solar power window unlike any existing solar panel.
AGL keeps Liddell timeline
AGL will close the Liddell coal-fired power plant and repurpose it with a commitment to clean energy.
EJA wants gas standards raised
Experts have warned that Australians are being placed at risk by government inaction on dangerous pollutants.
ICAN wants bigger bomb ban
An anti-nuclear group founded in Australia has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and used the attention to call for a complete ban on atomic weapons.
Jail time for VW cheat
A US-based Volkswagen executive has been jailed over the company’s emissions scandal.
Adelaide hit for cap fail
Adelaide City Council has been fined $90,000 environmental breaches described as “deliberate” and “unacceptable”.
Locals slip on new Red List
Experts say climate change is already having serious impacts on the Western Ringtail Possum.
Review makes river recommendations
A scathing review has called for MDB water meters to be upgraded.
CSIRO hopes to open ocean science
CSIRO has launched a new book to explain the crucial role oceans play in the lives of all Australians.
FMG to appeal title claim
Fortescue is appealing against a native title ruling covering the area on which its $110 billion Solomon Hub iron ore mine sits.
More time needed for mine rehab
Research suggests much more time is needed for adequate mine site restoration.
Native title attempt against Adani
Traditional owners have filed a court injunction against Adani and the Queensland Government in the hope of blocking a National Native Title Tribunal decision on the Carmichael mine site.