AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… viable. “The majority of the surface area is covered by lakes and mining leases leaving only 10 per cent of the PEL area available for exploration,” Scott Thomas, acting group general manager upstream gas, said. “AGL’s current geological understanding of PEL 5 indicates that the technical elements required for a successful gas project are not present in the available area.” AGL has sold PEL 5, which covered an area of 398 square kilometres from Wyong to Morisset. NSW Premier Mike Baird …

Evidence CSG project may be in danger | Daily Liberal

… part of a memorandum of understanding with the NSW government. “The Narrabri Gas Project is a dud for north west NSW residents, it’s a dud for Santos shareholders, it’s a dud for the NSW government,” Phil Herbert, a farmer from Mary’s Mount, said. “Santos has failed yet again to meet a commitment they made. Santos offer no certainty for our region, just broken promises and a long list of pollution events. “It’s time the government takes note that …

Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: SMAP observatory ready for launch

… satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. High-resolution space-based measurements of soil moisture and whether the soil is frozen or thawed will give scientists a new capability to better predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and will help reduce uncertainties in our understanding of Earth’s water, energy and carbon cycles. The mission will provide the most accurate and …

Life Lessons: Mike Shekhtman | Environment & Sustainability | Business in Vancouver

… me to be in the trenches because then I understood what drivers were going through,” he said, “and what the market dictates in terms of expectations from drivers.” The experience taught him that being a driver is a hard job. “What we learned for the first three years was to be much more understanding and empathetic to the position,” he said. “I think a lot of people think it’s an easy job, just driving around. But you need to be alert and careful and on, eight or nine hours a …