• There’s gold in them thar asteroids

    Alex Gilbert     |      October 2, 2023

    Private companies and governments are reaching for the stars in an effort to ease Earth-bound shortages and begin mining resources in space.

  • Mitigating mining emissions

    Open Forum     |      February 5, 2020

    University of Queensland researchers have developed a framework that aims to reduce the mining industry’s impact on climate change by accounting for sources and sinks of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Can Australia develop a rare-earth industry?

    Genevieve Feely     |      July 17, 2019

    China has secured a stranglehold over the strategically important rare-earths industry, but, with the right support, Australia could develop its own rare-earth resources to supply the western world.

  • Women, mining and conflict in the Asia–Pacific

    Alison Davidian     |      March 30, 2019

    As our region grapples with the responsible management of natural resources, it’s critical that our policies and programming are rooted in advancing the women, peace and security agenda.

  • The limits of modelling – Knowing what we don’t know

    Emma White     |      April 22, 2018

    Modelling the impact of mine developments on groundwater is critical for protecting ecosystems and agriculture, but it can go astray if we don’t recognise that all models lack certainty.