Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - March, 2018
A ‘sun shield’ made from an ultra-thin film shows promise as a weapon in the fight against coral bleaching.
EPA questioned on salmon science
Tasmania’s EPA has clarified claims made in the Federal Court case between salmon farms and the Commonwealth.
Giant garbage patch surveyed
The amount of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch could be up to 16 times bigger than previously estimated.
Green goals could have big gaps
Experts say international conservation targets fail to address the major drivers – government and society.
Marine park block fails
An attempt by Labor and the Greens to disallow controversial new marine park management plans has failed in the Senate.
Waste dump talks continue
Plans are proceeding for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia’s outback.
Water ministers meeting
SA’s new water minister says he will fight a cut of 605 gigalitres of Murray Darling water meant for the environment.
Saildrones set for sea data
A fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones will soon capture valuable data off Australian coasts.
Adani water plans attacked
Adani's plan to drain billions of litres of groundwater could destroy one of the world's last unspoiled desert oases.
Green groups swamp Sydney
Thousands of protestors have taken to Sydney streets to call for more renewable energy.
Land-clearing change questioned
Environmentalists say Queensland’s new land-clearing laws have big loopholes that will allow the clearing of high-value land to continue.
Liddell shortfall forecast
AEMO says an additional 850 megawatts of dispatchable generation capacity could be needed ...
NT urged to curb emissions
A rise in emissions has led green groups to urge the NT to introduce a targeted climate policy.
Victoria getting battery backup
Funding has been provided for two large-scale, grid-connected batteries to shore up Victoria’s power supplies.
Call for change in decades-old shark laws
With over 500 sharks caught in Queensland’s nets and drumlines in a 12-month period, conservationists want change.
Experts wade into water day
March 22 is World Water Day – a day set aside to focus on one of the most important elements of life on Earth.
Fish mics reveal river health
Researchers are eavesdropping on fish to understand how healthy waterways are.
New angle on social growth
The question of whether agriculture or social structure came first in human development has long been a point of contention with historians.
New marine park lines questioned
New marine park management plans have been labelled the “largest removal of marine area from conservation ever”.
Premier pitches waste levy
The Queensland Government says it wants the state to stop being used as a dumping ground.