Calls for a national task force on carbon capture and storage17 April, 2008
In what is being touted as an historical alliance, the heads of the Australian Coal Association (ACA), Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), The Climate Institute (CI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have called on the federal government to establish a national carbon capture and storage taskforce to combat climate change.
Conference tracks pollution across Australia14 April, 2008
The National Pollutant Inventory contains 10 years of data on the emission of pollutants from industrial and non-industrial sources across Australia.
Pneumatic focusing gas chromatography25 February, 2008
VOC Technologies has introduced the technique of pneumatic focusing gas chromatography (PFGC). It is a continuous speciated monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Action towards a carbon neutral capital06 February, 2008
Making Canberra a carbon neutral capital is a key focus for the Switch to Green expo and conference to be held at the National Convention Centre on 4–5 April 2008.
Airport company achieves carbon neutral certification04 February, 2008
Rene Bakx, chief executive of Christchurch International Airport Ltd, has announced that the airport company has received carboNZeroCert certification from Landcare Research.
Forest and wood industries take to the air01 February, 2008
The forest and wood processing industries are taking their environmental message to the public next week in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign.
Sustainability experts support light rail plan18 January, 2008
Curtin University of Technology sustainability expert, Prof Peter Newman has welcomed the announcement by the state government that it will be considering a light rail system.
Industry guide to help curb carbon emissions09 January, 2008
RMIT Universityâ€™s Global Sustainability Institute and EPA Victoria have found the number of carbon offset providers in Australia has doubled over the past six months.
Diesel exhaust kills throat cells18 September, 2007
Researchers at Deakin University have found that diesel exhaust is far more damaging to our health than exhaust from biodiesel, the plant-based fuel.
Dangerous gas detector boosts brownfield building17 September, 2007
One of the main problems in developing disused brownfield sites is the risk from the underground accumulation of dangerous gases. Now an invention from a university company that monitors the deadly gas methane lingering in earth pockets could lead to much more building on old factory or industrial sites.
Low-emission energy future11 September, 2007
Australia and China have signed an agreement that will pave the way for the installation of low-emission coal energy technology in Beijing.
Indoor air quality the focus27 August, 2007
The second annual Eco Expo Asia will be held 27â€“30 October. This year it will highlight the theme of â€˜Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)â€™, as this has become one of the increasing concerns in both the environmental health and safety field and the general public.
Photoionisation detectors for VOCs22 August, 2007
Third-generation photoionisation detector (PID)-based instruments, the MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 are suitable for applications in industrial settings, environmental monitoring, indoor air quality and hazardous materials response applications. The products are intended for use where hydrocarbon-based chemicals pose a toxic threat. They can be used for both leak detection and industrial safety. The instruments both have intrinsic safety certifications for use in hazardous environments in the US and Canada.
Greenhouse emissions reporting29 May, 2007
National greenhouse emissions reporting will commence by 1 July 2008 through purpose-built legislation or the National Pollutant Inventory, according to the Council for the Australian Federation.
CO2 emissions increasing faster than expected28 May, 2007
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels have accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over recent years, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.