SpaceX has successfully launched a new climate change satellite into space, but has seen another of its Falcon 9 rockets explode during a failed landing attempt.

China will shut more than 1,000 coal mines across four provinces.

Chevron has marked a milestone for its Gorgon offshore gas project.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency(ARENA) has shortlisted 22 renewable energy projects for $100 million in funding, signalling that solar project costs would fall below $AU100/MWh by 2020.

Insiders say big profits in the resource market this year will come from materials used in high-tech energy storage and other futuristic technologies.

The South Australian Government is backing new moves to bring more technology into the mining sector.

Unions are keeping up their campaign to warn coal miners and their employers about ‘black lung’.

Big moves among hardware giants this week, with Woolworths looking to offload Masters.

BHP Billiton is staring down the barrel of a $10.3 billion write-down on its US shale oil and gas assets.

Research suggests that increasing the cost of the cheapest alcohol leads to a reduction in consumption.

A comprehensive economic analysis has shown Australia stands to gain almost nothing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

A long-serving Sunshine Coast councillor has encouraged more women to run for local government.

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles say they will remove products containing microbeads - tiny plastic particles that can cause some serious damage.

Research has again showed the big budgetary gains to be made by cutting high end concessions.

A fifth case of black lung in Queensland coal workers has been confirmed, leading some to suggest there could be many more.

Australia's construction industry contracted in December 2015, a weak end to the year despite a growth in apartment and house building.

Victoria Police say construction unions are using outlaw bikie gangs as “hired muscle”.

The director of the Energy Initiative at the University of Queensland says this year could see the rise of nuclear energy as a way for developing nations to provide base load power and keep carbon dioxide emissions down.

A new survey suggests just half of the Australians who take out private health insurance actually understand what their policy covers.

Jobs of hundreds of workers are at risk, as a large iron ore operation is hit by funding woes.

Fossil fuel firm AWE has signed an agreement with Alinta Energy to allow the development of a gas field in the Perth basin.

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