Metal pollution is leaving scallops helpless against crabs and lobsters

New research points to 'heavy metals' having unseen effects on a much larger scale than previously thought.

Roland Kröger, Professor, Department of Physics, University of York • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Artemis Accords: why many countries are refusing to sign Moon exploration agreement

Some nations are concerned the Artemis Accords represent a US power grab.

Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Oct. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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A proposed mine threatens Minnesota's Boundary Waters, the most popular wilderness in the US

Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.

Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, Pomona College • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~10 min

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Rio Tinto: Mining giant accused of poisoning rivers in Papua New Guinea

More than 150 people in Bougainville have filed a complaint against the embattled Rio Tinto company.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2020 ~2 min

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Rio Tinto bosses lose bonuses over Aboriginal cave destruction

Executives at the mining giant Rio Tinto have had their payouts cut over the culturally important site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 24, 2020 ~3 min

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Coal mining in Wales: the 1930s writers who depicted the environmental calamity caused by the pits

The miners might be fondly remembered, but literature helps us bear in mind the environmental damage the industry caused.

Seth Armstrong Twigg, Doctoral Researcher in Welsh industrial literature, Cardiff University • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Coal mining in Wales: the 1930s writers who warned of environmental calamity caused by pits

The miners might be fondly remembered, but literature helps us bear in mind the environmental damage the industry caused.

Seth Armstrong Twigg, Doctoral Researcher in Welsh industrial literature, Cardiff University • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren't well understood

Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.

Elizabeth Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs and Political Science, University of Rhode Island • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Divers discover mining cave from the Ice Age

"Until now, no one was really sure why this region's earliest inhabitants were exploring underground cave systems."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Gold mining leaves deforested Amazon land barren for years, find scientists

Mining strips nitrogen from the soil and means the forest struggles to grow back even after mines are abandoned. 

David Galbraith, Associate Professor in Earth System Dynamics, University of Leeds • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

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