An award has been given to a group for a brilliant invention which can improve several stages of the mining process.

There has been both welcoming and rejection of Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ‘water trigger’ for the approval of large coal mining and coal seam gas projects.

NASA will soon be able to build the tools it needs from a small factory in space, with the Agency’s plan to fly a 3-D printer up to the space station.

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane claims that New South Wales will run out of gas by 2016 – possibly leaving thousands without work, unless energy companies leap into coal seams.

A report has quantified the benefits of environmentally-minded building, with data showing the City of Sydney has saved millions with its Better Buildings Partnership.

In extremely small scale technologies for some of the world’s most mind-boggling devices, there are factors at play that can ruin a project from a microscopic scale.

Improved health, a more active mind and free energy – it is hard to imagine a better combination of benefits from a single device.

Rules are being imposed on people and companies who install solar panels, forcing members of the industry to clean up their act.

Researchers at a German institute have claimed a new record for the highest efficiency ever achieved in a solar panel.

Russia is moving ahead with piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who boarded an oil platform in the Arctic, with two Australians set to face trial.

A team at the University of Sydney have reconstructed a particularly violent event in our galaxy’s history, rendering a nearby black hole which briefly leapt into life, consumed a star and spewed energy across space.

A memorial has honoured the victims of mine sites in New South Wales, and encouraged current workers to be mindful of the many dangers in the industry.

New homes could have their power and hot water provided by a single device, now approved for use.

A senior figure in Australian resources and finance has said that the country could play a big role in the world’s nuclear future, if it does not mind holding the radioactive bag.

The new federal Environment Minister has begun tackling the ‘green tape’ he sees as strangling progress – hunting up 50 gas and energy projects left in limbo.

A recent study has found South Australia is reaching an ideal mix of cleaner, greener and cheaper energy sources, with residents paying $88 per year less for electricity now than in 2009.

Australian engineers are bringing back the steam engine, revamped as a cheap storage medium for solar power.

A new report says millions of litres of water are at risk from proposed coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

Workers from a liquid gas project in Western Australia have been fined after their industrial action was found to be unlawful.

Amid legal challenges on several sites the Tasmanian government has approved a new coal mine for the state, giving the go-ahead to a $50 million project in the Fingal Valley

The energy of the future could come from the sewerage of today, with the development of a new type of battery which draws power from dissolved organic matter.

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