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One of Game of Thrones’ most recognisable sites, Magheramorne Quarry. Image courtesy: The Belfast Telegraph

Historic quarries vying to be top tourist sites

The owners of two idle quarries have spent more than seven years lobbying local council to transform both into tourist destinations, with one said to potentially ‘rival’ Belfast’s Titanic Attraction. Read more »
University scientists have recently created a road surface out of discarded cigarette butts. Image courtesy: Huffington Post Australia.

No butts about new construction applications

Construction workers may one day get to see their cigarette butts on display now that university researchers say they’ve found a way to create asphalt with discarded butts. Read more »
A quarry in New South Wales has been fined for operating without an environment protection licence.

Business cops hefty fine for operating without a licence

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court (LEC) has convicted and fined a business more than a quarter of a million dollars for operating a quarry without an environment protection licence. Read more »
The Glen Innes quarry turned water project site has been renamed Eerindii Ponds. Image courtesy: Glen Innes Examiner.

Name change for water-based storage project

A New South Wales quarry turned water storage project has been renamed to reflect its Aboriginal heritage. Read more »
Approximately 30 million litres of water per day will be sourced from 22 quarries north of Chennai, India.

Multiple quarries to supply quality drinking water

For the first time, residents of Chennai, on India’s northeast coast, will consume rainwater collected from stone quarry sites. Read more »


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