Industry & Resources

A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of carbon each year just for clocking off and relaxing at their mine site village, according to local research. 

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SCIENTISTS have found applying a soft metal layer before welding hard metals can act as a sufficient buffer to address fatigue behaviour in welded metal.

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LNG asianenergymixRESEARCH exploring the Asia Pacific region with a Global Energy Market model (GEM) has assessed the challenges and opportunities as population, income and energy demand continue to increase.

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lichen pollutionLICHEN could prove to be an affordable alternative to traditional biomonitors used to detect atmospheric heavy metals, following research in WA’s South West.

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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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IronOrePRELIMINARY laboratory studies have demonstrated that the HIsmelt steel-making by-product has potential for neutralising soil acidity, providing its leachate pH is diluted enough to mitigate the risk of toxicity to the environment.

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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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CCSTHE Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) – one of the world's leading collaborative research organisations focusing on carbon capture and storage (CCS) – has successfully completed a second stage of research at the Otway Project in Southwest Victoria, which focused on CO2 storage in saline formations (deep porous rocks that contain water).

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