An inquiry has been launched after allegations that the firm in charge of expanding Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal has already failed to meet environmental requirements.

The Queensland Mines Minister has unveiled new water-use procedures for the Fitzroy River which will see some famers spray their crops with water from CSG wells.

A $55 million contract could help a massive mineral sands project out of a recent slump, with MZI Resources awarding GR the job of building its flagship Keysbrook site.

A deal has been signed that should see the construction of a 1000 megawatt geothermal electric plant in Ethiopia worth an incredible $4 billion.

A survey says global exploration budgets for non-ferrous metals have taken a nosedive this year.

The Federal Government has begun to finalise the terms of reference for its enquiry into deaths related to a government home insulation scheme, but already it has been called a political witch-hunt.

Some South Australian energy companies could have done a better job in their changes to billing systems, with the shifts blamed for a massive increase in complaints this year.

The vice-chairman of General Electric says Australia needs a price on carbon, but has not come up with the right plan yet.

A new Australian study has shown there is more than one way that fossil-fuel extraction damages the land when it is mined.

If there is one substance mankind is producing in abundance and looks likely to continue doing so, it would be carbon dioxide – but a new development may see the ability to turn large amounts of CO2 into biofuel.

A new partnership will see solar engineers from the University of New South Wales pushing to break their own efficiency record.

Some of the officials behind the massive sustainability push in China will soon address an Australian audience.

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the release of exploration permits for offshore petroleum reserves shows the resources sector is still strong, despite spilling from the mainland into the ocean.

The Federal Government has announced an internal review to be conducted by the Department of the Environment, flagging 150 redundancies and reduced regulations.

A new climate research college has opened in Australia, seeking to pick up the slack as climate science is cut in other areas.

Researchers at RMIT have made progress on a remarkable new material that is bendy, transparent, durable and shockingly – can conduct electricity.

NuCoal Resources is suing the New South Wales Government and former mining minister Ian Macdonald, after a recent finding of “corrupt conduct” in exploration approvals.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman plans for his state to be the export point for hundreds of millions of tonnes of resources per year, by way of developments at five of its existing ports.

The Western Australian Government is most certainly in the fracking industry, and may intend to stay there for centuries.

Australia’s Minister for Industry says the Government’s plan for the future of the energy industry will seek to increase productivity and reduce regulation.

The smoke and fumes from industry, transport and agriculture have been officially recognised as cancerous.

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