Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - April, 2019
Traditional owners say they will use every legal option to argue that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine poses ‘alarming’ risk to sacred wetlands.
Adelaide desal waits on rain
SA Water says it will not ramp up output from Adelaide's desalination plant, despite an extended dry period.
Bottled water companies watched
Water businesses have been accused of breaking the law with recent groundwater extractions in NSW.
Cotton costs counted
ABS stats show farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin increased their water use during an extraordinarily dry period.
LNP climate plan scores low
The Coalition has scored 4/100 on the Australian Conservation Foundation’s climate change policy scorecard.
Study seeks blue-green specifics
CSIRO scientists are trying to find exactly which species of blue-green algae caused the mass fish deaths in outback NSW this summer.
New gas port approved
A $250 million gas import terminal in New South Wales has been given the green light.
Adani's water claims seem short
Adani does not have enough water permits to cover the construction of its Carmichael mine, analysis suggests.
ALP gas plan criticised
Richard Di Natale has criticised Labor’s $1.5 billion plan to unlock gas reserves in northern Australia.
Caffeine perks up perovskite
It appears that caffeine can help solar cells more efficiently convert light to electricity.
Green convoy meets mine town
An anti-coal convoy has been met with a frosty welcome in the tiny Queensland coal-mining town of Clermont.
Greens seek big legal boosts
The Greens want $1.59 billion worth of legal reforms, including a boost for legal aid and domestic violence prevention.
Solar freeze stings installers
Solar companies are feeling the strain of the Victorian Government’s freeze on a solar panel rebate program.
Uranium mine slides through
The Coalition appears to have signed off on a controversial uranium mine one day before calling the federal election, and did not announce it until the day before Anzac Day.
Climate causes coral creep
Climate change is forcing reef corals to move away from the equator and towards the poles, researchers say.
Desert water plan denied
Barnaby Joyce wants to redirect water to the desert to reduce the effects of drought.
Feral-free fence complete
Scientists have created a 40-square-kilometre sanctuary for native Australian animals.
Anti-Adani convoy continues
A lengthy convoy is travelling up Australia’s east coast to protest Adani’s planned Carmichael mine.
Carnegie collapse reviewed
Administrators have revealed the inner workings of a now-collapsed wave energy project.