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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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Eastern Pacific LNG carrier

BHP adding LNG-fuelled carriers to transport WA iron ore

The iron ore miner says the new fleet could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 per cent per voyage.

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Goldfields wildflower

First mining companies join Australian carbon neutral ranks

A small Goldfields drilling company run by twin brothers is among two Australian mining businesses to be certified as carbon neutral.

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Ngajarli Trail

A new view for the world’s densest collection of rock art

Murujuga National Park is home to more than one million pieces of rock art, some of it more than 40,000 years old.

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4.4 billion-year-old Erawondoo Hill gains national heritage listing

Did you know the world’s oldest minerals are found right here in Western Australia? The Zircon Crystals at Erawondoo Hill in WA’s Pilbara region date back 4.4 billion years and are only 120 million years younger than the earth itself. This globally unique site of international significance has just been added to the National Heritage […]

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Rehabilitating the South West’s tuart forest

Senior Environmental Supervisor, Greg Overton, talks us through the remarkable job he and his team have done to rehabilitate the old Ludlow mineral sands mine. The Greg and his team, working with the Ludlow Working Party, are aspiring to restore the area to what it would have looked like before the first loggers went in […]

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Creating a wetland wonderland at Schwenke’s Dam

When the opportunity arose to create unique and lasting wetlands in the heart of WA’s south west, local conservation groups jumped at the chance. The Waterbird Project at Schwenke’s Dam aimed to transform a historic mine void at Greenbushes into a haven for waterbirds and a space for recreation activities such as birdwatching and nature […]

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