Mining

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Global push for green steel could hit Australia’s $150bn iron ore exports if miners don’t adapt, report finds
Cheap renewable energy could see industry upgrade iron ore production and lure steelmaking onshore, expert says

Peter Hannam

01, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Maralinga nuclear tests: descendants of displaced buy shares in company planning WA uranium mine
Purchase designed to enable Indigenous objections to Mulga Rock project as environmental approval set to expire in three weeks

Calla Wahlquist

28, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry
Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

Pete Pattisson and Febriana Firdaus

25, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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How high will emissions be from Woodside’s giant new gas project in Western Australia? | Temperature Check
The company argues gas will do more than other sources of energy to help the world reach net zero – but it’s only comparing it with coal

Graham Readfearn

24, Nov, 2021 @11:02 PM

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UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact
London-listed firm says it will ‘vigorously defend’ plan to continue mining gold and silver

Jillian Ambrose

22, Nov, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Woodside BHP forge ahead on Scarborough gas project in WA
The Scarborough field will be one of the biggest fossil fuel developments to be built in Australia in a decade

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Nov, 2021 @10:34 AM

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WA Nippers parents speak out against Woodside Energy sponsorship deal
The climate emergency is a ‘child’s crisis’, say families unhappy about fossil fuel company’s tie-up with learn-to-swim program

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Nov, 2021 @2:29 AM

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Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution
People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

Daniel Boffey in the Jadar valley, Serbia

19, Nov, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Traditional owners say they haven’t seen Aboriginal cultural heritage bill as it goes before WA parliament
State government claims bill will protect sites but First Nations people say there has not been genuine consultation

Lorena Allam

17, Nov, 2021 @2:55 AM

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The young taxi bikers killed in Freetown’s fuel blast died trying to scrape a living | Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer
Riders trying to get fuel from a leaking tanker were among 100 killed when it exploded. It’s part of a bigger story of the struggle for survival in Sierra Leone, a country exploited by rich nations

Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer

10, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Mining operation allegedly owes millions in taxes and royalties in Solomon Islands
Asia Pacific Investment Development and its subcontractor have also allegedly failed to rehabilitate land affected by bauxite mining

Charley Piringi in Honiara

10, Nov, 2021 @2:34 AM

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NSW sought to have Narrabri gas project removed from Scott Morrison’s fast-track approvals list
FoI documents reveal state government feared rapid approval of Santos project would ‘undermine public trust’

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox

25, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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