The almost accidental discovery of a metal dubbed ‘stainless magnesium’ could one day make cars and trucks lighter and more efficient.

Measures to limit global warming could put the world on track to build trillions of dollars worth of uneconomic fossil fuel projects, new analysis says.

A new high-tech virtual classroom will soon help Australia's universities create “greener” engineers of the future.

Australian experts have discovered that the ocean lights up with secret forms of communication between marine animals, and they might have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection and computer data storage.

In the lead up to UN climate talks in Paris, a new report warns that Australia will barely come close to achieving any “real” emissions reductions under its current Direct Action climate policy.

The Northern Territory Government has moved to include the mining, oil and gas sectors under the regulations of the Water Act.

Toxic sludge from Samarco’s burst dam in Brazil has reached the Atlantic Ocean, in what could be the worst environmental disaster the country has seen.

Australian engineers are seeking a clearer view from space.

The WA Government is resolute in its desire to extend the Roe Highway across the Beeliar Wetlands, despite big protests in recent days.

A new study says the uptake of high-capacity renewable energy storage for homes will increase significantly next year.

The OECD nations have decided to limit coal plant financing.

The Victorian Government is withdrawing funding for new coal-powered generators and will review past development projects, after attempts to attract investment with a demonstration power plant failed.

Brazilian mining company Samarco has agreed to a $366 million damage bill after its tailings dam burst, spreading toxic waste over hundreds of kilometres, killing 10 people, and flattening entire villages.

Steelworkers in New South Wales have agreed to a new enterprise agreement that will see them forfeit working conditions to keep the BlueScope Port Kembla plant open.

As populations grow and the planet dries, the need for safe, potable water will only continue to expand.

Progress has been made on a $1.7 billion development in western Queensland, which proponents says will see 300 to 400 natural gas wells created, along with 1600 production jobs.

People say ‘the Internet of Things’ a lot these days, but the concept may not actually be new.

Australian scientists have genetically-engineered algae for a promising new a cancer treatment.

Hundreds of people took part in a union march in Adelaide late last week to demand that the Federal Government build submarines in South Australia.

A high-tech pilot project in WA will test a system that uses solar power to purify seawater and then convert it to hydrogen fuel.

Toro Energy says it will add millions of kilograms of uranium production to its Wiluna project in Western Australia, with plans to expand the site.

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