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27 08 2022 | 07:16

The Guardian view on rare earths: mining them can’t cost the Earth

Rare earth elements may be in short supply but they are not rare. Even the rarest, thulium, is more than 100 times more common than gold.

19 07 2022 | 12:13

One deep sea mine could send noise 500km across the ocean – report

Noise pollution from proposed deep-sea mining could radiate through the ocean for hundreds of kilometres, scientists predict, creating a “cylinder of sound” from the surface to the sea bed.

19 07 2022 | 12:12

Coalition allowed emissions from Queensland coalmine to more than double without penalty

Mining giant Anglo American was allowed to more than double what it can emit without penalty from one of its Queensland mines under the former Coalition government’s safeguard mechanism. The case…

12 07 2022 | 07:19

Labor faces decisions on approval of up to 27 coal developments including greenfield mines

The Albanese government could face decisions on whether to approve up to 27 coal mining developments, based on applications lodged under national environment laws. An analysis by the Sunrise Project…

29 06 2022 | 10:14

‘Pandora’s box’: experts say Queensland’s windfall from coal royalties could set a precedent

Queensland’s rewriting of royalty rules could tip billions of dollars more into its coffers this coming year, with an analyst saying it’s a missed opportunity for New South Wales that is still open…

26 06 2022 | 07:27

Subverting Climate Science in the Classroom

In a drab hearing room in Austin, Tex., members of the State Board of Education, seated at small desks arranged in a broad, socially distanced circle, debated whether eighth grade science students…

01 06 2022 | 17:14

US seeks African partnerships on climate change, health

The US is seeking to create more “mutually beneficial” partnerships with African countries in addressing climate change, health and economic growth, US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth,…