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July 21, 2016 — A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with ... read more

Globalization Made Economic Production More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 10, 2016 — The susceptibility of the global economic network to workers' heat-stress has doubled in the last decade, a new study finds. The analysis shows for the first time how enhanced connectivity of ... read more

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Trap and Neutralize: A New Way to Clean Contaminated Groundwater

Apr. 13, 2016 — A team of researchers has helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation efforts at former ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Larval dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields have been quantified in order to understand and protect the creatures found there, report ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Old mercury may have new import. Researchers examined dozens of core samples and found more mercury from past mining is sticking around in local waterways than they thought. At its height, mercury ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — In Colombia, large areas are teeming with mines that are almost impossible to detect with traditional methods. Researchers are now developing a new mine clearance technology, based on ground ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gold mining in California in the 19th century was a boon for the state's economy but not so much for the environment. Mining left a protracted legacy that impacts the natural landscape even ... read more

Sponge Structure Key to Mopping Up Oil Spills

Mar. 1, 2016 — An interconnected structure, which water can easily flow through, is key to creating a highly effective mechanical sponge for clearing oil ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity in Japan, specifically that of threatened aquatic insects, some alien fishes, such as the bluegill, have become the reason for strict ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — An international, multi-institutional team of researchers recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in a new ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — A chemist is developing inexpensive, portable and reusable sensors that use a component of DNA to detect gold, mercury, silver, lead and other ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the metals we have already extracted are actually used. ... read more

How True Is Conventional Wisdom About Price Volatility of Tech Metals?

Feb. 12, 2016 — Conventional wisdom about the high price volatility of by-product metals and minerals is generally true, but with several caveats, suggests preliminary research from a group of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Forty years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 60 percent flatter than they were before excavation, researchers say. This study, which compares pre- and post-mining ... read more

Extracting Rare-Earth Elements from Coal Could Soon Be Economical in US

Feb. 2, 2016 — The US could soon decrease its dependence on importing valuable rare-earth elements that are widely used in many industries, according to a team researchers who found a cost-effective and ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — West Virginia could become one of the country’s significant sources for rare earth elements, the “vitamins of modern industry,” without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines, ... read more

Quick Clean-Up: New Process Turns Decades Into Hours for Mining-Water Purification

Dec. 10, 2015 — Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations -- 25 to 50 years on average -- leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, ... read more

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

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