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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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Defence vets find ‘head space’ in Jarrahdale bushland

Challenges faced by defence force personnel transitioning back into society at the end of their service are well known but rarely easily solved.

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Mining exploration

WA mining exploration hits five-year high…with more to come

The announcement comes as a seven-year program is launched to unearth undiscovered mineral deposits across Australia.

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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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Dry Jayson Meyers

Drilling for gold reveals massive asteroid hit on WA outback

The energy released on impact would have been greater than the combined explosions of every nuclear bomb test in history.

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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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NASA image of the moon

NASA wants moon rocks….and it’s prepared to pay for them

The space agency wants to land people on the moon by 2024 and says mineral discoveries will be a key part of that.

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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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Handy stuff: WA mining supplies company Hexion expands into sanitiser production

The Hexion ANZ team has put to use idle equipment and is now making its own World Health Organization-approved hand sanitizer to supply the community and their existing customers.

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