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February 7, 2016

UN Report Takes Global View of 'Green Energy Choices'

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new UNEP report offers a comprehensive comparison of the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for a number of alternative energy methods -- including wind, solar, geothermal, and ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A shortage of a rare mineral could spur global market instabilities, according to a new analysis of international commodity trade ... read more

New Method for Tracking the Sources of Diamonds

Nov. 4, 2015 — A technique for identifying the sources of diamonds without the use of clues such as the presence of specific inclusions has been developed. The new testing method produced results with average ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — Millions of years go missing: New research identifies a gap in sediments and questions simple groundwater models on the Liverpool Plains, NSW, ... read more

Seismic Signature of Small Underground Chemical Blasts Linked to Gas Released in Explosion

Sep. 14, 2015 — After analyzing the seismic waves produced by small underground chemical explosions at a test site in Vermont, scientists say that some features of seismic waves could be affected by the amount of ... read more

Earthquake Baseline Set in UK to Inform Future Fracking

Sep. 8, 2015 — Experts have set the world's first pre-fracking baseline for earthquakes caused by human activity in the United Kingdom. The data shows a sharp decline in the number of earthquakes from the ... read more

Purifying Contaminated Water With Crab Shells

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists have found that crab shells are effective in removing copper and cadmium from contaminated ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The Loa River water system of northern Chile's Atacama Desert, in the Antofagasta region, exemplifies the high stakes involved in sustainable management of scarce water resources. The Loa ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a new study. Data ... read more

Perovskite Solar Technology Shows Quick Energy Returns

July 20, 2015 — In the solar power research community, a new class of materials called perovskites is causing quite a buzz, as scientists search for technology that has a better 'energy payback time' than ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A regulatory framework for mining in the deep-sea floor is currently under consideration. In a new paper, researchers from leading institutions around the world propose a strategy for balancing ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than ... read more

Analysis Shows Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

June 26, 2015 — Gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands has a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources, a new study ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland. A study suggests people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the ... read more

June 1, 2015 — The 'wheat belt' and 'gold fields' of southern Western Australia are associated with a regional acid saline groundwater system. Groundwaters hosted in the Yilgarn Craton there ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Because of their position on the food chain and their dietary habits, Griffon vultures from the Iberian Peninsula are exposed to accumulation of heavy metals in their tissues. A study reveals that, ... read more

May 13, 2015 — The result of a research a research study can lead to improved fire safety and evacuation safety of the mining personnel, investigators say. The most common form of subterranean fires is vehicle ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research. The findings indicate that human activity can ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study. Nearly three-quarters of the ... read more

System Model for Calculating Mine Profitability

May 6, 2015 — A new system dynamic model makes it possible to plan the profitability of mining operations with greater precision than before. Researchers have developed a model based on system thinking that ... read more

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