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The electric ute being trialled by BHP

BHP takes first steps towards ‘electric ute’ transition in WA

BHP will become the latest WA miner to trial an ‘electric ute’ after announcing a new collaboration with Toyota.

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The Gruyere gold mine will be part-powered by a huge solar farm

Gruyere set for a big slice of solar power

Another big gold mine in WA is going solar in a move that could reduce emissions by 16,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.  The Gruyere mine, located some 200 kilometres north-east of Laverton, will have a renewable energy microgrid that will include a solar farm comprising 25,000 panels, capable of producing 13 megawatts of power with a 4.4MW battery energy storage system.  That […]

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Changing face of Collie

The old WA working town learning new tourism tricks

Once known for its coal and power stations and not much else, the WA country town of Collie has some new strings to its bow.

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Lake Kepwari - then and now

World-class WA rehab transforms old coal mine into aquatic playground

It's now the best part of 25 years since the Western Five mine in Collie closed. But now the site has been given new and remarkable life.

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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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