Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - November, 2019
The charity regulator has stripped the activist group Aussie Farms of charity status.
Basin legislation waiting
The Federal Water Minister says one state is blocking plans for more oversight of the Murray-Darling Basin.
Report calls for can scheme
An inquiry has found that a container deposit scheme in Victoria could net the State Government $550 million.
Academy slams misused science
The Australian Academy of Science is “greatly concerned” about the cherrypicking and misrepresentation of scientific evidence.
Blue whale beats low
Researchers have for the first time measured the heart rate of the blue whale, and found it drops as low as two beats per minute when they dive.
Megafauna deaths detailed
Scientists have completed a new study on the extinction of Australia’s megafauna, and say their demise was not only because of people.
NT hit for renewable contradiction
The Climate Council says the Northern Territory is lagging significantly behind the rest of the country in developing renewable energy.
Rice sacking blamed on water
Murray Darling water woes have been blamed for the loss of jobs from drought-hit towns.
Women face extra climate effects
New research suggests climate change will have a particularly negative impact on women.
Illegal dump shut down
South Australia's Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has discovered a large illegal waste dump.
Global study shows over-investment
Leading research groups have joined the UN to warn of ‘overinvestment’ in fossil fuels.
Lofty goals for local hydro
Analysis has found Australian hydrogen export projections have been exaggerated by factor of up to 11.
Loy Yang B closure looms
Alinta Energy is threatening the early closure of one of Australia's biggest coal-fired power stations.
Pens boost coral sex
Coral researchers have been slaving over a radical new project, rearing millions of coral babies.
Renewable help for remote mine
WA's Mines Minister has officially opened stage one of a new mine-linked solar-powered microgrid project.
Research calls to scrap coal
A new report warns Australia must stop burning coal by 2030 if it wants to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Superbug evolution watched
Experts have investigated the evolution of one of the world’s most dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Second hint of fifth force
For years scientists have operated on the assumption that the universe is works under four fundamental forces ...
PM pushes deregulation
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken against the environmental approval process for major projects.
Ag boost sought synthetically
Synthetic biology could transform Australia’s agricultural sector into a $100 billion industry.