Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - February, 2020
Anaerobic animal excites scientists
Scientists have discovered a non-oxygen breathing animal, shaking up long-held assumptions about life on Earth.
More money for EAA flows
The Federal Government will spend millions buying water from a company it has been criticised for buying from before.
Purple bins in green reform
Victoria says it will introduce a fourth bin collection and container deposit scheme as part of a recycling industry overhaul.
Big firm buying up MDB
A pension fund owned by the Canadian Government is becoming the largest private owner of water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Bight drill plans ditched
Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to scrap plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
Mangrove tapped for new tech
Researchers are looking to steal the water-purifying ability of mangrove trees.
Oceans need deep assistance
Experts say more than a quarter of the world’s oceans are in urgent need of conservation.
Collinsville coal questioned
A leading economist has warned a proposed coal-fired power station could leave taxpayers exposed.
Green plane deal for SA
An Adelaide company is planning to be Australia’s first manufacturer of electric aircraft, having signed an agreement with a European designer.
New funds for cut-off communities
Progressive firms have announced plans to provide standalone solar and battery storage systems for victims of bushfires and storms.
Push to put eyes on air
With environmental risks on the rise, experts are calling for a new air pollution monitoring body.
Rio goes for cheap new power
Rio Tinto says a large solar farm will feed its new iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
State logging fight launched
A legal fight has been launched to protect threatened species from state government logging.
Antarctic melt looms
Melting ice from Antarctica could add up to half a metre to sea level rise this century.
Coral-spawning studies funded
A Townsville scientist is investigating ways to produce corals for restoring and maintaining healthy reefs.
Engineers work on solar skin
Queensland researchers are working on solar power technology that can be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces.
Melbourne mulls new target
Melbourne City Council is considering a target for zero emissions by 2040.
Preference alleged in embargo lift
Reports say state bureaucrats consulted big cotton farmers to justify allowing them to harvest rainfall ...