fbpx

Environment

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 struggle, according to University of Queensla...

Read More
Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access to satelli...

Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension notice and 31 October 2020...

Read More
Jun 18, 2020
Mine site rehabilitation reforms hit Parliament

Mine site rehabilitation reforms hit Parliament

Legislation introduced into Parliament today brings a new suite of Queensland mine rehabilitation regulations and establishment of an independent statutory position of Rehabilitation Commissioner. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (EPOLA Bill) was the next step in the government’s plan to improve mine...

Read More
Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable sai...

Read More
Menu