Transforming low grade lignite coal into a high energy, low emission product is what Australian company GTL Energy have realised.
Berrima Colliery’s plan to extend its coalmining operations to 2020 has been refused after locals complained about noise and traffic from coal-hauling trucks.
An environmentalist has escaped jail after charges against her were thrown out of the Narrabri Local Court.
A third new mining project in Tasmania’s Tarkine region is likely to gain approval soon, Premier Lara Giddings said.
A total of nine coal mines in Central Queensland have been accused of breaching environmental conditions after dumping affected water into rivers this year
To address persistent questions about the social licence to operate, CSIRO researchers recently interviewed a small sample of miners to canvass their views. Here are their findings.
The Greens say the mining industry is crippling Queensland’s agriculture and mining sectors by pushing up the Australian dollar.
The mining boom has cost farmers $61.5 billion in export income after pushing the Australian dollar to historic highs, according to research from left-leaning think tank The Australia Institute.
The Northern Territory’s environmental watchdog has reported an “uncontrolled discharge” from Vista Gold’s Mount Todd mine north of Katherine.
While Christine Milne has signalled an end to the Labor-Greens alliance, Australian Workers’ Union boss Paul Howes has dismissed Milne’s criticism as a “boo-hoo” moment.
Unions and industry have attacked The NSW Government’s decision to ban all coal seam gas activity, saying it will push up the cost of doing business in the state.
The NSW Government has made controversial new changes to coal seam gas regulation, banning all activity within two kilometres of residential and industry areas.
The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected claims that a leak at Orica’s Botany plant was behind contaminated water and local residents illness.
NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has launched a new attack on the anti-mining movement, accusing protesters of spreading “exaggerations” and “hysteria” about the industry.
The last two months have seen a spate of cyclones and dust storms disrupt resource operations in the Pilbara.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has rejected a National Heritage listing for Tasmania’s Tarkine region, opening the area for mining and exploration development.
Opposition Senate leader Eric Abetz will today move a motion to condemn anti-coal activist Jonathan Moylan, who released a fake media statement that temporarily wiped $314 million off Whitehaven Coal stocks.
Mining’s negative affects have grabbed many headlines of late, especially in the New South Wales Hunter Valley region.
Orica has addressed its business strategy and concerns about toxicity tests at its Port Botany site at the company’s AGM.
Yancoal’s Middlemount mine has suffered heavy water inflows as the Queensland floods continue.