Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson has donated $US400 million ($AU520 million) to Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest gift in the school’s history.

Since China’s President Xi Jinping passed a revised Environmental Protection Act earlier this year, the government has worked quickly to clean up its act, along with the nation’s notoriously polluted air and water.

A small Victorian council says it is sick of the inaction on an important water infrastructure project.

In an Australian first, a disused gold mine in Queensland will be turned into a huge hydro-electric energy system.

Mineral exploration investment has slumped to its lowest level in eight years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

A new report suggests that subsea copper mining is more sustainable than doing it on land.

One of the US military’s futuristic creations has become untethered.

MIT engineers are trying to improve on the abilities of one of the strongest substances in nature.

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