Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - July, 2020
There is a strong call for the Federal Government to tax the fossil fuel industry for a climate disaster fund.
Academy calls for extreme focus
The Australian Academy of Science will this week tell a Senate committee that Australia must deal with extreme weather events much more effectively.
Fluoride still helps
A new study has again shown that fluoridated water is linked to fewer cases of severe tooth cavities.
MDBA shifts focus
The MDBA says it is shifting its focus now that “much of the groundwork of the Basin Plan is in place”.
Mysterious microbes revived
Scientists have discovered a 100-million-year-old bacteria living under the South Pacific seafloor.
Queensland's big floods reviewed
A new report has found recent Queensland flooding had minimal impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.
Zircon site saved
A remote patch of WA scrubland has been added to the National Heritage List in order to protect some truly ancient crystals.
'Specific' grant questioned
There are calls for an inquiry into how Shine Energy secured a $4 million grant for a coal plant study.
New group for green chains
Some of Australian biggest companies are coming together to work towards net zero emissions in their supply chains.
Hundreds join call for humanity
Hundreds of prominent Australians have signed a letter calling for efforts to solve the biggest challenges facing humanity.
Bushfires to lift threatened numbers
Experts expect the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season to have increased the number of threatened native species in Australia.
Cyclone watch enhanced
Advanced new modelling could protect vulnerable communities from flood and storm damage.
Dogs spot dam foxes
Highly-trained spaniels are being used to sniff out foxes around South East Queensland’s dam catchments.
Hungry starfish studied
Scientists have uncovered new details about the life of the ‘cockroach of the sea’ – the crown-of-thorns starfish.
EPBC Act linked to decline
A federal review of Australia’s key environmental law has called for a new independent regulator to be created.
CSIRO gas links questioned
Experts have raised concerns that the CSIRO has been compromised by its relationship with the CSG industry.
Green lifecycle studied
Experts say the Australia’s renewable energy transition makes economic sense.