Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine

A leading climate scientist warns Boris Johnson that digging for coal undermines efforts on climate change.

Feb. 4, 2021 ~4 min

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US law

Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.

Michelle L.D. Hanlon, Professor of Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~9 min

Kernowite: New mineral found on rock mined in Cornwall

The dark green mineral has been called kernowite as the rock comes from a mine in Cornwall.

Dec. 23, 2020 ~2 min

Lunar gold rush could create conflict on the ground if we don't act now – new research

Companies and space agencies alike will have to compete for very few useful sites on the Moon.

Tony Milligan, Senior Researcher in Ethics with the Cosmological Visionaries project, King's College London • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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

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

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

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

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