Today, 31 January, the Island Nation of Nauru celebrates its independence day
Scottish Government’s “no support for coal extraction in Scotland” Welcomed by Environmental Groups
“It is the right decision for the Scottish Government to want to shut the door on coal once and for all. ” Friends of the Earth Scotland’s head of campaigns Mary Church
Remembering Nick Morrison: That time he was sent to the Salt Mines
In this article Nick reports on the time he was sent to a salt mine.
184 Deep-Sea species Added to the Global Red List of Threatened Species.
The research found that of the 184 species assessed, 62% are listed as threatened: 39 are Critically Endangered, 32 are Endangered, and 43 are Vulnerable.
Beginners Astronomy: Asteroid Resources
The mineral resources of the asteroids will be of great importance in the future
Is there a future for coal?
Growth in energy supply from different sources since 1800 CE (Credit: ourworldindata.org)
‘Green’ metal mining?
“If China alone fulfils its planned production of all-electric transportation, the demand for copper will be over 2 billion tonnes requiring 119 years production at the current extraction rate of 20 Mt per year. “
Home Deliveries in the Bronze Age
In recent research Andreas Heiss of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and colleagues examined plant remains from the mining site of Prigglitz-Gasteil in the Eastern Alps in Austria, which was active between the 11th and 9th Century BCE.
What are we laying down, for the future?
Sedimentary deposits of the ‘Anthropocene’ By Steve Drury
The Cost of a Mobile Phone
Cobalt is quite a rare metal which is found in the Earth’s crust.