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Battery materials being recycled to fertilise wheat

How recycled batteries could help WA crops flourish

The disposal of spent batteries is a vexing issue around the world. But an innovative trial in WA could help give them a second life.

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Todd Bond 'crop circles'

‘Crop circles on the ocean floor’: WA scientist’s remarkable find

Todd Bond's research on WA's North West Shelf has uncovered some fascinating possibilities for oil and gas operators.

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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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Grass growing at the Griffin coal mining site

Coal mine returned to farming land in WA’s South West

Griffin Coal has been rehabilitating mine sites at Collie for the best part of 40 years – but its latest efforts at the Ewington 1 mine are taking that work to another level.  Griffin, which first started operating in Collie during the 1920s, has been concentrating recent rehabilitation work on transforming areas of open cut mining into workable and highly productive […]

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Granny Smith solar farm

Renewable energy bears fruit at WA’s Granny Smith mine

The project is expected to reduce the mine's fuel consumption by more than 10 per cent.

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FAWNA Possum Finishing School

World-first possum finishing school prepares endangered creatures for life back in the wild

The school aims to prepare orphaned or abandoned young Western Ringtail Possums for life back in the bush.

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BHP Nickel West

Throwing the carbon sink at greenhouse gas emissions?

BHP is investigating whether the use of technology at its Mount Keith tailings dam could speed up a natural process that already offsets the equivalent of the yearly emissions from some 15,000 cars.

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Alcoa steps up to help our iconic and threatened Black-Cockatoos

Bauxite miner and alumina producer Alcoa is taking a multifaceted approach to helping Western Australia’s iconic Black-Cockatoos.

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Australian bushfire

Bold new drone and satellite plan to put out dangerous fires ‘in an hour’

New project aims to identify and extinguish the types of fires that ravaged the Eastern States earlier this year before they become deadly.

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Bortana EV

Meet the battery-powered 4WD that could change the Australian mining scene

As a mining engineer, Steve Durkin always wanted to know why things were done the way they were done. His latest innovation could be about to significantly change staus quo.

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