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Simandou mine site

Resources giant supports new $26B project

A multinational company has agreed to back a mega mining development. Rio Tinto confirmed it is still proceeding with its majority owned US$20 billion (A$26.7B) Simandou Project, 526km southeast of...

National emergency declared for Queensland, NSW

Parts of the East Coast are officially in danger and require immediate action. The Federal Government will declare a national emergency for flood-affected parts of Queensland and New South Wales...

Rio Tinto train

Mining giants order eco friendly trains

Multiple resources companies will add battery power to their rail networks. BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group recently bought new battery-electric locomotives for their operations in Western...

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Rio Tinto CEO steps down

In a statement to Australian Stock Exchange the company confirms move that follows the blowing up of 46,000-year-old caves in Western Australia. Rio Tinto has succumbed to the pressures of a...

carbon emissions accounting in oil & gas

LBS start-up CarbonChain secures investment

CarbonChain, a UK government backed software as a service company that helps companies automate the accounting of the carbon emissions in their supply chain, has secured investment from the...

destruction of ancient heritage sites

Experts tip more destruction of ancient heritage sites

The ‘routine destruction’ of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites in Australia is likely to continue unless various State protection laws or regulations adapt to better balance Indigenous interests...