Does the recent climate accord between US and China mean that many countries will now forge ahead with renewables and other green solutions? I think that there are more pitfalls than many realize. Pitfall 1. Green solutions tend to push us from one set of resources that are a problem today (fossil fuels) to other
Si chiama Source International, e non ha neanche una sede vera e propria. Ma grazie alla scienza ottiene risarcimenti milionari e fa cambiare le...
Yesterday, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) Canada Minister of Natural Resource, Joe Oliver, announced with great fanfare a new initiative to compel mining companies to disclose payments of over $100,000's to foreign and domestic governments. On the surface this looks like a win for transparency, particularly for a sector that is of
Dealing with mineral ores is rapidly becoming more complex as ore grade is decreasing, mines are getting deeper and the cost of energy and labour increases. The minerals industry has seen an increase in
Last Saturday, toxic material leaked from the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory. The mine ceased operation in 2011 after more than 30 years in action, raising the question of what happens to
Worries about oil and gas hog the airwaves. But copper is also essential to keep the world running: It threads through your house, your computer, your eco-correct hybrid car. And it's getting just as difficult, expensive, and environmentally menacing as oil to extract. We have entered the era of tough ore.
Search is on for signs of microbial activity isolated in Earth's crust.
Jonathan Glennie: Communities have more hope than ever of seeing off companies trying to acquire their land, with support from media and NGOs
The Galilee Basin is a massive Queensland coal basin on the verge of being opened up for the first time. If it goes ahead as anticipated, there will be a host of significant impacts ranging from the local
The jockeying among nations has begun as areas of the Arctic once regarded as barren wastelands now offer an abundance of oil, gas and minerals.
A developed country, rich in natural resources, with relatively open and accountable governance lends its support to a global transparency initiative - what does this mean for the world's poor? It depends
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