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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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Jayson Meyers geologist

How a Californian kid became a WA outback explorer

Jayson Meyers never imagined that childhood trips into the US desert would lead to a thrilling career on the other side of the globe.

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Indonesian Asteroid

Coffin-maker dodges asteroid death, becomes instant millionaire

This is one of the rare occasions in life when a meteorite hitting your house is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

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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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Rare earths are an important part of WA's mining future

What are rare earth metals and where have I seen them before?

The rare part of their name might be a misnomer - but they are going to be important parts of all of our futures.

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WA Student Scientist of the Year Morgan Cox

Rock star: how Morgan swapped goalkeeping for a career chasing hidden craters

As a talented junior soccer player, Morgan Cox initially planned on a career in sports science. But a long-standing fascination with rocks sparked a move into geology.

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Tesla car

BHP’s ‘green’ nickel credentials on display as Tesla lurks

The EV manufacturer is chasing nickel mined in an environmentally sensitive way and WA could provide it.

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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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Griffin Coal apprentice Summah Marshall

‘Seeing a Haulpak for the first time…I fell in love’

Thanks to an apprenticeship with Griffin Coal, Summah Marshall has started a career she knows could take her around the world.

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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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