News & Events

News & Events


Wednesday 4 November 2015
SMI research into hyperaccumulator plants – plants that concentrate metals in their leaves and sap – has been given a boost with a $367,000 Australian Research Grant.
Monday 26 October 2015
The Environment Centres at the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) are working with international engineering, geosciences and environmental consultancy firm Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) to advance understanding of the long-term behaviour of mine tailings.
Tuesday 31 March 2015
Written by Antony van der Ent, 'Kinabalu' is based upon years of expeditions in Mount Kinabalu Park. The book showcases the spectacular natural history, landscapes and immense biodiversity of Mount Kinabalu Park in Sabah (Malaysia)...
Friday 20 December 2013
The gradual expansion of Mongolian mine sites from initial diggings to their present size has been captured using satellite imagery for the first time by researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).
Sunday 17 February 2013
The Dee River in Queensland is being killed by toxic water from an old gold mine. Mount Morgan is one of thousands of abandoned and unregulated mine sites, many of which are leaking contaminated ‘legacy water’ into river catchments. Ian Townsend investigates.


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