Google goes green with renewable energy pledge into 2017 and beyond.(Image source: Flickr)
Google have announced an installment of purchased renewable energy will be used in all of the company's data services and offices by 2017.
The project - which started in 2010, will be making an environmentally conscious step in buying enough wind and solar electricity annually to account for every unit of energy the company consumes globally.
Google will also be opening up a new environmental awareness website to report its various initiatives, such as pollution sensors on street cars and a project to stop illegal fishing.
Queensland Rail is under fire after another series of outages and delays across the network yesterday, leading to refunds for commuters. (Image source: Wikimedia)
A series of malfunctions, including a failed weld, a broken down train and power issues contributed to peak hour delays on both ends of the work day, with Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe again forced to defend QR.
Mr Hinchliffe criticised the lack of communication with commuters, and said it was unacceptable that people didn’t get the notice in time to change their travel arrangements, even though the first faults appeared as early as 6.30am.
The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)
The federal government says Indian energy giant Adani will only be granted a concessional loan from the Australian government if it can't raise the money for a railway line linked to its Carmichael coal mine privately.
The Galilee Basin project this week won final state and federal approvals amid speculation one billion dollars from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) would help pay for the 31.5km rail line.
The Queensland government vowed not to use state funds but is supportive of the loan being granted because of the jobs and royalties that will result.
Queensland politicians have introduced changes to the Australian curriculum as part of a statewide initiative which will see widespread implementation of sexual- and reproductive health-related topics - a first in the country.
Students from Prep to Year 10 will be affected by the changes, which focus on healthy sexual relationships and reducing stigma, discrimination and violence surrounding sexuality.
The Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021 is designed to promote access to information pertaining to topics like sexual health, gender identity and to eventually eradicate STI’s such as HIV.
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Terri Irwin warns crocodile culling isn't the answer.
Australia Zoo’s Terri Irwin has condemned Queensland MP’s for considering crocodile culling in the state.
She said there needs to be a better understanding of how to co-exist with the animals rather than the extreme measure of culling.
President of the Queensland Crocodile Conservation and Protection Society, Dean Adermann accused the LNP of scare-mongering, he said culling is a "dangerous con job" and potentially gives people a false sense of security.