Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - December, 2019
Wollongong going green
One of Australia historic industrial centres has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Failing allocations bought out
A new, $30 million water buyback is aimed at helping struggling farming families along the lower Darling River.
Fire chiefs plan summit
A group of former fire chiefs has accused the Australian government of being “asleep at the wheel” on climate policy.
GHD wraps up Adani work
Engineering firm GHD says it has concluded its work on Adani’s Carmichael coal project.
Marine heat lingers
While mainland Australia swelters, the south-west is facing an almost unprecedented marine heatwave.
Southern states reject review
Some state are refusing to help the Commonwealth review their water-sharing.
Wildlife warning for marine power
As more countries look to offshore sources for renewable energy, experts say there could be big impacts on marine life.
Bores opening in backyards
Bore water is increasingly making its way into affluent NSW communities eager to keep their lawns and gardens green.
Oil sponge shows big promise
Engineers have developed an oil-catching sponge that could help recover contamination from offshore drilling.
Carbon plan slammed at UN
Australia has been slammed for its policy of using old carbon credits to count towards future emissions targets.
Report lays green path
Authorities say over 30 gigawatts of new clean power generation will be needed ...
ASIC watching green risks
ASIC has launched a new climate change risk surveillance program for Australia’s biggest companies.
Adani pipe plan advanced
The Federal Government has referred Adani’s pipe plan for environmental approval without applying the federal water trigger.
CO2 scrubbing assessed
Experts have assessed the benefits and risks for marine ecosystems from carbon removal plans.
Greenland melt measured
New research shows Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 – enough to push global sea levels up by 10.6 millimetres.
Indigenous groups back MDBP
Indigenous groups have warned the NSW Government against scrapping the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Sydney hit with level 2
Sydney is now on level 2 water restrictions as New South Wales continues to struggle through severe fire and drought devastation.
Tonnes dumped after WA fire
Recycled material has been dumped in landfill in the weeks since a fire destroyed one of the Western Australia’s biggest recycling facilities.
New site for global flows
Experts have created a high spatial resolution atlas that maps the environmental characteristics of all the globe’s rivers and catchments.