WA research suggests sea life ‘more attracted’ to old oil and gas platforms than coral reefs

Researchers from Perth’s Curtin University have found that fish and other sea life may be more attracted to decommissioned oil and gas platforms than the world’s finest coral reefs. 

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Roy Hill electric loco

Mining’s electric revolution continues with battery-powered ore train for the Pilbara

The electrification of the WA mining industry continues to gather pace, with Roy Hill set to employ the world’s first totally battery-powered locomotive at its Pilbara operations. 

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Zero emission haul trucks for WA’s next big state-of-the-art iron ore mine

Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri iron ore mine is likely to field a world-first operational deployment of zero-emission autonomous haul trucks. 

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From Perth to Laverton…with a difference

An incredible adventure is about to unfold through some of WA's most historic mining towns - and it all benefits a great cause.

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Relay charging

BHP trials electric mining 4WD that can charge in just 10 minutes

Mining giant BHP is trialling a charging system that will allow electric four-wheel-drives used in its Queensland operations to charge to 171 kilometres of range in as little as 10 minutes. 

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How mussel-power is helping improve a vital WA waterway

Mussels, for many of us, are best known as a delicacy usually enjoyed in a chilli-infused tomato broth, alongside fresh white crusty bread. But they are also a vital part of Australian waterways.

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Teenage WA ranger snaps ‘Holy Grail’ photo of Australia’s most elusive bird in flight

The night parrot once disappeared for more than 60 years and only a few hundred are thought to exist.

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Perth geologist turns love for WA’s rugged rocks into make-up range

As a geologist, Eliza Stewart knows she has been given a unique opportunity to appreciate the colours and contours of WA’s outback

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Flooded old mines emerge as surprising community heating option

One of the most complex questions in global mining remains what to do with sites once they have reached the end of their operational lives. 

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An FMG refreshment station

WA mining giant takes single-use plastic drink bottles out of the picture

The move to limit drinks to those available in non-plastic packaging both on-site and at the company’s Perth offices was revealed as part of Plastic Free July.

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