Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - January, 2019
BHP handed big tax bill
Mining giant BHP Billiton has been left with an $82 million tax bill after a battle with the ATO.
Dam spill kills over 65
Dozens are dead and hundreds are missing after a tailings dam burst at a Brazilian mine.
Food shock study has dark warning
Researchers expect sudden losses in food production will increase, threatening global food security.
Labor makes river bid
The Opposition says it would spend $200 million on restoring urban rivers and waterways, if it wins the next election.
Menindee locals want real response
NSW Regional Water Minister Niall Blair has visited the site of mass fish deaths.
WA cattle death investigated
The deaths of hundreds of cows on a remote WA station have been blamed on a “catastrophic failure of management”.
ARENA studies geothermal homes
ARENA wants to study the benefits of geothermal energy in the residential sector and greenfield estates.
Neurotoxin spotted in NSW
Researchers have found significant levels of the neurotoxin BMAA in NSW water supplies.
Works starts on Sunraysia solar
Construction is underway on the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm in NSW – one of Australia’s largest.
UN issues mine warning
The UN says the Carmichael coal mine should not go ahead with traditional owners’ consent.
Minister misses crisis meeting
Mayors from rural NSW have travelled to Sydney to discuss their water crisis, but the Water Minister did not appear.
Attenborough urges action
Sir David Attenborough has told economic leaders that the planet faces destruction without proper climate change responses.
Daytime cane toads revealed
Some cane toads are learning to be active during the day, despite usually being nocturnal.
Labor launches hydro plan
Labor has announced a $1.1 billion plan to build up Australia’s hydrogen industry.
Swamp saved by land grab
A private conservation group has spent $55 million protecting a Murray-Darling swamp.
Farm site privacy questioned
Animal rights advocates have created a website detailing the location and contact details of Australian farms.
Experts to inspect fish deaths
The Australian Academy of Science is preparing an independent report on the Murray-Darling Basin fish deaths.
NT on track to 10% green power
The Northern Territory should get 10 per cent of its power from renewable energy by the end of the year.