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Environment

May 10, 2021
Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Queensland-based energy company Comet Ridge is continuing to build its Mahalo Hub base with news it has been granted an Authority to Prospect over a 338sq km parcel of land. The Central Queensland tender block PLR2020-1-2 has been officially awarded to Comet Ridge as ATP 2063 and will be called Mahalo Far East. The award… ...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 15, 2021
Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

A former open-cut mine in Central Queensland has been transformed into natural and productive land thanks to a rehabilitation program being hailed as a great example. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said areas of Glencore’s Oaky Creek coal mine had achieved certification for its progressive land rehabilitation. “Up to 133ha of land that was once part… ...

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Mar 03, 2021
Regional businesses competing with the nationals

Regional businesses competing with the nationals

A Rockhampton-based company providing environmental, engineering and planning services across the country and into south-east Asia has written the template for other businesses wanting to locate to regional centres. CQG Consulting was started in 2003 and has developed to the point where it’s involved in most of the significant projects in regional Queensland including in… ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Report questions McArthur River impact

Report questions McArthur River impact

A new report on McArthur River Mine says sacred Indigenous sites and an important river system face irreversible damage if operations continue unabated. It highlights issues including acid build-up in waste rock that was misclassified as harmless and seepage from a tailings dam into groundwater and nearby creeks. UNSW engineering associate professor Fiona Johnson, one of the… ...

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Feb 05, 2021
Bravus hits back at rail site run-off allegations

Bravus hits back at rail site run-off allegations

Bravus Mining and Resources has hit back at allegations that poor sediment controls on the massive Carmichael coal construction project are causing environmental damage. The Mackay Conservation Group this week said it believed conditions imposed on the company’s rail project to protect nearby waterways from contamination may have been breached.  MCG’s lawyers at Environmental Justi...

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Nov 06, 2020
Protester locks on to coal project concrete plant

Protester locks on to coal project concrete plant

Police were called to a Carmichael coal project work site today after a protester locked himself on to a concrete batch plant. Frontline Action on Coal, sharing news of the action on social media, identified the protester as Magnetic Island man Barney Jackson. FLAC shared his comments: “I grew up on Magnetic Island on the… ...

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Oct 06, 2020
Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

If you are seeking copper in North-West Queensland, an orderly row of Polycarpaea spirostylis may be a great guide. The flowering plant is among four copper metallophytes in the Roseby Corridor near Cloncurry at the centre of a biogeochemical study. These plants thrive in areas with high copper concentrations in surface soils where other species… ...

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