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Mining waste recovery by phytomining

Mining waste recovery through plants

Increasingly scarce metals are being recovered from mining waste by University of Queensland researchers, who are making the most of native plants’ metal-absorbing nature.  Phytomining involves...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

UQ bentonite plug

Cheaper and safer way to plug wells revealed

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by leading researchers. A team from the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Coal Seam...