Researchers find four-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust under WA’s South West 

Here's something extra to think about next time you head down south.

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Battery made of sand points at ‘dirt cheap’ energy options

WA has plenty of sun and wind and an abundance of dirt – so what are the chances that a battery made of sand ends up being a part of our energy future? 

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Genuine cold snap hits the Pilbara after flooding rain

The weather system that dumped several months’ worth of rain on some Pilbara towns has also turned the region decidedly cold – even in comparison with the South West of the State.

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Pilbara towns cop a year’s worth of rain in a fortnight, record ‘coldest’ days

It’s supposed to be the start of dry season in WA’s north but don’t try telling that to any of the Pilbara towns that have been deluged by rain in the second half of May.

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Giant wind turbines to power major WA nickel processing operations

A wind farm with turbines measuring 200m in height is set to help provide the power requirements of three of BHP’s major nickel processing operations in WA. 

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Port Hedland left feeling dusty as ex-Tropical Cyclone Anika sweeps across the Pilbara

Port Hedland experienced a wild and woolly Tuesday afternoon as areas of the Pilbara remain on alert for the impact of ex-Tropical Cyclone Anika. 

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The Pilbara – beautiful one moment, apocalyptic skies the next 

Pilbara towns and mine sites are used to expecting some of the unexpected during wet season – but the past few weeks have been particularly fruitful for storm chasers and weather watchers. 

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‘It’s like mining…only in reverse’

Geoff Dyer’s career journey provides a neat little illustration of the changing face and nature of mining in WA over the past few decades. 

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Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Half-centuries up as Pilbara swelters in record-breaking heat

It’s been a stinking hot and record-breaking day in WA’s iron ore country, with two Pilbara locations reaching the rarely achieved 50-degree mark.

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