Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - July, 2018
Adani has lodged a slimmed-down plan to expand the Abbot Point coal terminal.
Defence preps for drought help
Soldiers could be deployed to help drought-stricken farmers across the eastern states.
NSW accused of ignoring itself
New South Wales ignored an independent panel to approve the expansion of a coal mine, reports say.
NSW backs big dog race
The NSW Government is funding the world’s richest greyhound race, a big shift for the state that once tried to ban the sport.
Ocean wilderness shrinking
A new study says only 13 per cent of the ocean can still be classified as wilderness.
PFAS inside view revealed
A federal agency appears to have knowingly downplayed its role in contaminating airport sites with toxic firefighting foam.
PM was close to Reef money
More details have emerged about $443.8 million in reef funding that was awarded without a competitive tender process.
Alinta goes for green projects
Alinta Energy has called for expressions of interest for over 50 MW worth of renewable projects.
CEFC would back waste plan
The CEFC says it is open to funding projects that would see rubbish burned for energy.
NEG sessions could be split
A two-stage process might be used to get the national energy guarantee (NEG) happening.
Nuclear rods head off
Nuclear fuel rods that have underpinned Australia’s high-tech research and medicine are on their way to France.
Santos CSG reviews questioned
Santos has been accused of missing big points in a scientific review of its proposed 850-well Narrabri coal seam gas project.
Acidification issues counted
A new paper lays out a long list of challenges facing scientists, governments and communities from ocean acidification.
App to gather debris data
A new app should help conservationists track marine debris and litter items back to their source.
NEG set to drive down bills
New modelling has found Australian households would save about $150 every year on their power bills under the NEG.
PFAS probe hears of "living hell"
Residents in PFAS-affected areas have described their lives as a “living hell”.
Reef rebuild gets new backing
New funding has been awarded to a Great Barrier Reef coral larval restoration project.
Super sued over climate action
A $50 billion super fund is being sued for failing to provide details on how it deals with climate change.