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Injuries rise with the Mercury

A new study by the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health has linked data from worker compensation claims with temperature records. The study, Perceptions of Workplace Heat Exposure and...

Tadpoles pick up toxics from Queensland coal mines

By Brian Bienkowski Environmental Health News Tadpoles exposed to coal mine wastewater in Queensland had delayed development, hyperactivity and ended up full of toxic metals in their tails and...

Mount Todd abandoned gold mine site

Tough Gig: Reopening Abandoned Mount Todd Mine Site

Against a background of hope for job creation and concern for the environment, a proposal to turn the abandoned Mount Todd mine site into one of Australia’s largest gold operations is up in the...

Periodic Table of Elements

Criticality Of Metals – Approaching Difficulties

In an effort to quantify the criticality of the 62 metals on the Period Table of Elements, a group of Yale researchers has published a new paper providing key insights into how extracting the metals...

Watch Every Drop

In the lead up to the AWA’s Ozwater ‘15 Expo in May, two of Australia’s biggest resources companies, Rio Tinto and Santos, present case studies on innovative water management in resources. Water...

Anti-Mining Groups May Close After Government Funding Cut

Anti-Mining Groups May Close After Government Funding Cut

Government funding has been cut to two anti-mining environmental groups in the Northern Territory which could lead to the both organisations shutting their doors for the foreseeable future. According...

Chinese Officials Visit WA Carbon Capture Project

Western Australia’s Mines Minister, Bill Marmion, has hosted a delegation of Chinese officials on a visit to the South West Hub Carbon Capture and Storage project. The Minister said this week’s...