Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - August, 2019
La Trobe University is pushing to become Victoria's first carbon-neutral tertiary facility.
Ocean sink effect diminishing
Scientists have uncovered what they say is a new threat from ocean acidification.
Plastic pervades drinking supplies
Experts say we are all drinking microplastics, and cannot tell if they are making us sick.
Report denies nuclear need
Australia's renewable energy boom allows it to leapfrog nuclear power, a new report says.
Rock raft for reef boost
The Great Barrier Reef is set to receive a restocking of new coral from a 150sq km pumice raft on its way to our shores.
SA blood lead spikes
The average amount of lead in the blood of Port Pirie children is up 45 per cent this year.
Shark net toll counted
Official figures show animals other than sharks made up 94 per cent of the marine life caught by shark nets in NSW.
Legal action over traditional rejection
Environment Minister Sussan Ley is being sued after she rejected a heritage protection bid in favour of a Chinese coal project.
Coal towns see sulphur spike
An international review has found Australian regions with coal-fired power stations are among hot spots for sulphur dioxide pollution.
Green light for big pot plant
A medicinal cannabis company has announced plans to build one of the world’s largest production facilities in regional Victoria.
Nuclear barge gets started
A giant floating nuclear power plant has set sail from the Arctic port of Murmansk.
Revived coal plant to burn cleaner
Hunter Energy says the recommissioned Redbank power station will be cleaner and greener than before.
Three approved in solar spree
Three controversial solar farms have been approved near Shepparton in Victoria's Goulburn Valley.
DNA re-jigged to store data
Researchers have turned living cells into computers, using DNA for information processing and storage.
Meat-free council criticised
A Melbourne council’s meat-free Monday policy has angered local farmers.
Bight blasting delayed
A plan to search for gas and oil in the Great Australian Bight has been postponed until next year.
Fisheries snag shark migration
Queensland researchers say longline fisheries around the world are significantly affecting migrating shark populations.
Frogs won't stop dam plans
NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro says ‘green tape’ is hindering water security.
SA to scrap GM ban
The South Australian government is lifting its moratorium on growing GM food crops.