Archived News for Engineering Professionals - November, 2015
Australian experts have discovered that the ocean lights up with secret forms of communication between marine animals, and they might have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection and computer data storage.
In the lead up to UN climate talks in Paris, a new report warns that Australia will barely come close to achieving any “real” emissions reductions under its current Direct Action climate policy.
The Victorian Government is withdrawing funding for new coal-powered generators and will review past development projects, after attempts to attract investment with a demonstration power plant failed.
Brazilian mining company Samarco has agreed to a $366 million damage bill after its tailings dam burst, spreading toxic waste over hundreds of kilometres, killing 10 people, and flattening entire villages.
Progress has been made on a $1.7 billion development in western Queensland, which proponents says will see 300 to 400 natural gas wells created, along with 1600 production jobs.