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February 19, 2019

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February 19, 2019

Earth's Cobalt Deposits Formed Much Later Than Previously Believed

Dec. 12, 2018 — Cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions, are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study. The study ... read more

Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone to Save Gorilla Populations

Dec. 5, 2018 — The link between hoarding disused mobile phones and the decimation of Grauer gorilla habitats is explored in a new ... read more

A Life Cycle Solution to Fossil Fuel Impacts

Nov. 27, 2018 — Pennsylvania's energy history is rich with the quantities of fossil fuels that it has produced, but is also rife with the environmental legacies of coal mining and, more recently, ... read more

Oct. 26, 2018 — An international team has used a new approach to analyze an atmospheric data set spanning 18 years for the investigation of new-particle formation. They found that their method -- based on mutual ... read more

Investigating Glaciers in Depth

Oct. 24, 2018 — Global sea level is rising constantly. One factor contributing to this rise is the melting of the glaciers. However, although the surface area of the glaciers has been well mapped, there is often no ... read more

Oct. 22, 2018 — It's called ArcCI (or Arctic CyberInfrastructure) and promises to combine the thousands of images that have been taken along the years of the Arctic Ocean into one global database that will help ... read more

Weathering Rates for Mined Lands Exponentially Higher Than Unmined Sites

Sep. 25, 2018 — A new study found a dramatic increase in the chemical weathering rates of mined landscapes, which are melting away bedrock up to 45 times faster than unmined areas. The weathering has global ... read more

Hidden Costs of Cobalt Mining in DR Congo

Sep. 20, 2018 — Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and blood samples contain ... read more

Sep. 12, 2018 — The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path ... read more

Why Polluted Air May Be a Threat to Your Kidneys

Aug. 24, 2018 — Of the many well-documented risks of dirty air, one potential danger is lesser known: chronic kidney ... read more

Trace Metals in the Air Make Big Splash on Life Under the Sea

Aug. 22, 2018 — A new study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine life, affecting biological productivity and changing the ... read more

Coal Miners at Growing Risk of Developing Debilitating, Deadly Lung Fibrosis

Aug. 17, 2018 — The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) among U.S. coal miners has risen during the past two decades, even as the number of coal miners has declined, according to new ... read more

Rediscovering the Sources of Egyptian Metals

Aug. 7, 2018 — Two new studies offer the first comprehensive analytical datasets of Protodynastic to Old Kingdom Egyptian copper-based artifacts (c. 3rd millennium BC), analyzing the provenance of Egyptian copper. ... read more

Aug. 2, 2018 — Using 100-year-old minerals processing methods, chemical engineering students have found a solution to a looming 21st-century problem: how to economically recycle lithium ion ... read more

July 31, 2018 — A study warns that failure to lower the energy use by Bitcoin and similar Blockchain designs may prevent nations from reaching their climate change mitigation obligations under the Paris ... read more

July 26, 2018 — A new mapping tool shows, in more detail than ever before, the land laid bare by mountaintop coal mining in central Appalachia each year, going back more than three decades. The tool uses satellite ... read more

July 19, 2018 — A new study has proposed an ecological threshold concentration of 9 metals for 10 taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates from clean sites in the Nalón river basin (Asturias). This is the first step ... read more

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Exposes People and Environment to High Mercury Levels

July 18, 2018 — Many people view the Tibetan Plateau, or 'Roof of the World,' as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. But researchers have now shown that traditional Tibetan ... read more

July 16, 2018 — The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining. A team of biologists discovered a new species ... read more

July 10, 2018 — An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining activities. These ... read more

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