South32 has highlighted tailings safety in its latest 2019 half-year report, emphasising the company’s dam management standard.
BHP has formed a partnership aimed at finding a sustainable way to both clean up legacy mining impacts and develop biomass to be used as feedstock for biofuels from the impacted lands and water.
Adani has launched roadworks for access to the Carmichael coal project in Queensland despite delays securing a key environmental approval from the state government.
Rio Tinto’s commitment to environmental sustainability has proven what has never been done before: vibrancy of life can be orchestrated on human-made reef.
The Western Australian Government has banned hydraulic fracturing over 98 per cent of the state, with traditional owners and farmers having the right to say no to fracking production for the first time.
The Queensland State Government has passed a reform bill that means mining companies working in the state will now financially contribute to rehabilitation costs for abandoned mines.
It is no secret that mining produces waste that can be damaging to the environment, but with advances in technology and knowledge, the ability to reduce the environmental impacts of mine tailings improves.
Notre Dame University researchers have created a molecule that could deliver environmental and efficiency benefits for gold extraction.
The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has returned 30 recommendations after rigorously assessing Glencore’s overburden management project at the McArthur River mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Australian opinion towards the mining sector is at its highest level in six years according to a new study by independent research firm JWS Research.
Gold miner Northern Star Resources has introduced EHS Data’s MonitorPro environmental reporting software to the South Kalgoorlie mine in Western Australia.
Australian fossil fuel companies will lose billions of dollars through divestment and litigation for climate damages over the coming decade, according to environmental author and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben .
While some companies in the extractive industries have developed policies for sustainable development, what many companies fail to incorporate is embedding sound approaches to social risk in all its operations.
Liberal-National Coalition MP Karen Andrews has stated that the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will not be providing federal funding for Adani’s Galilee Basin rail line port link out of the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
Stanmore Coal is on track to launch production at the Isaac Plains East (IPE) project in Queensland in first quarter 2019.
Ian Macfarlane, chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), has called on the Queensland state government to support the resources industry via an election policy agenda.
Muthuraj Guruswamy, Australia general manager of corporate affairs and business development at Indian conglomerate Adani, yesterday provided an update on the status of the company’s Carmichael coal project in Queensland at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne.
As the mining industry is often scrutinised for its potential environmental impact, the need for companies to retain their social licence to operate should remain a key priority.
The Queensland department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) has granted the final heritage approval for Carbine Resources’ Mount Morgan gold copper project, southwest of Rockhampton.
Tailings dam failures have put environmental risk high on the list for mining companies. Gavin Wilby says there is help for the issues keeping executives up at night.