Industry & Resources

A HYDRO-geologist has found an inexpensive, high-quality three-dimensional imaging method for aquifers and other below-ground features.

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watertapA GROUNDBREAKING study has shown by-products from mining and mineral processing could provide a cost-effective solution for water treatment, as Western Australia tries to find an answer for stockpiling mining by-products.

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Windfarm-1FROM a distance, the Albany Wind Farm’s six new turbines don’t look too different from the original 12 installed in 2002.

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Waterless frackingDESPITE  its polarising title, Dr Derek Elsworth promised ‘Shale Gas and Frac[k]ing: Environmental Saviour or Devil Incarnate’ would be an even-handed look at hydraulic fracturing.

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Water hyacinthWITH its free-floating fibrous roots and rapid growth rate, the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most invasive aqueous weeds in Australia and, for many countries around the world, a serious environmental and economic issue.

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frackingTHE ongoing debate on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has gotten more interesting with Environment Minister Bill Marmion’s decision to allow the controversial technique to go ahead in WA.

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Regolith1THE WA ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection) map was recently released by the Centre of Excellence for 3D Mineral Mapping (C3DMM) and marks a milestone in mineral exploration putting WA at the forefront of geosciences.

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An ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions would put WA at the forefront of building a new green energy generation future.

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A new model of Australian continent formation ends a longstanding controversy. oz_may_istock

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Galaxy_resourcesLOCAL company Galaxy Resources is the first in Australia to use renewable energy to power its mining operations.

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