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Feb. 9, 2015 — The link between volcanism and the formation of copper ore has been discovered. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the search for new copper ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa holds the world’s largest gold deposits across a 200-km long swathe. Individual ore deposits are spread out in thin layers over areas up to 10 by 10 km and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year, according to a new study that suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxin are to ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Researchers are trying to find out why uranium persists in groundwater at former uranium ore processing sites despite remediation of contaminated surface materials two decades ago. They think buried ... read more

Jan. 15, 2015 — Over the past 500 years, approximately 500 land-based animal species have gone the way of the dodo, becoming extinct as a result of human activity. In the ocean, where scientists count only 15 or so ... read more

'Gold Rush' Threatens Tropical Forests in South America

Jan. 13, 2015 — A global 'gold rush' has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Freezing technology can be utilized in waste water treatment, researchers in Finland have shown. When waste water freezes, it can be purified through the formation of a cleaner layer of ice. The ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — Rhe risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners in Peru extend beyond personal and local health risks by creating hazardous levels of mercury in the food chain at least 350 miles away, ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — Research into the sediment-dwelling marine life in deep-sea canyons may help to predict how marine ecosystems will respond to human disturbance of the ocean, such as deep-sea mining and trawling. By ... read more

Oil Sand Mining Is Not Polluting Athabasca Delta, New Sampling Method Reveals

Jan. 7, 2015 — A new study into the pre-industrial baseline levels of heavy metals in sediment carried by the Athabasca River shows that emissions from the Alberta oil sands and other human activities have not yet ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Being part of the mining area Herrerias, Andalusia, deep waters of Pit Lake Guadiana show extremely high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide. In the case of a spontaneous ebullition, human ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Being part of the mining area Herrerias in Andalusia, deep waters of Pit Lake Guadiana show extremely high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide. In the case of a spontaneous ebullition, human ... read more

Willow Trees Are Cost-Efficient Cleaners of Contaminated Soil

Dec. 12, 2014 — Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to new research. ... read more

No Lead Pollution in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Study Says

Dec. 10, 2014 — Contrary to current scientific knowledge, there's no atmospheric lead pollution in Alberta's oil sands region, researchers say. A soil and water scientist who specializes in heavy metal ... read more

Nov. 25, 2014 — Anglers across the nation wondering why luck at their favorite fishing spot seems to have dried up may have a surprising culprit: a mine miles away, even in a different state. Scientists have taken a ... read more

Nov. 14, 2014 — Researchers have characterized the health risks derived from the usage of mercury in artisanal gold mining in Colombia through probabilistic ... read more

Nov. 10, 2014 — A new high-resolution mapping strategy has revealed billions of tons of carbon in Peruvian forests that can be preserved as part of an effort to sequester carbon stocks in the fight against climate ... read more

Nov. 6, 2014 — Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to new ... read more

Nov. 5, 2014 — A fundamental step-change involving an increase in funding and political commitment is urgently needed to ensure that protected areas deliver their full conservation, social and economic potential, ... read more

Simple but Extremely Sensitive Magnetometer Developed

Nov. 5, 2014 — An innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics has been developed by scientists. Its ... read more

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