Aluminium giant Alcoa has spent the last year manoeuvring for the release of the Federal Government’s climate White Paper in December. Planned expansions were canned, dozens of workers laid off, and Alcoa’s constant refrains warned of moving operations offshore if they did not get the
For more than a century the hamlet of Yarloop, in the south of Western Australia, has lived off the bounty of its soil. Its majestic jarrah forests made it one of the world’s great timber centres; its pastures nourish a thriving beef and dairy industry.
Earlier this year, the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) broke ground on the $83 million Three Oaks lignite mine outside Austin. The mine will provide coal to Alcoa's massive facility near the town of Rockdale
Quentin Treasure was a member of a local land-care group when he was approached to take part in an unusual experiment by the West Australian Agricultural Department. The department wanted to spread a reddish substance over his farmland to see if it would stop unwanted phosphorus from