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US solar industry hailed as ‘light at end of tunnel’ for jobless coal miners

Study argues it would be cheap and simple to retrain coal workers for solar jobs.

Viega 2016 Radiant Training Seminars Scheduled for Boston and Anaheim

Leading manufacturer offers industry learning experiences.

Mount Polley and Samarco: What can we do to reduce the chances of another tailings disaster?

Recommendations regarding better site investigation procedures, and stricter adherence to tailings management procedures are obvious steps in the right direction.

SME Issues Health & Safety White Papers

The Health and Safety Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has issued two white papers authored by industry specialists who share their knowledge, experience and commitment to enhancing health and safety best practices in the workplace.

Australia’s future innovators build bridges to better engineering skills

Judging of the 250 entries in the 2016 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition has begun, with the first of eight judging events around the country commencing today at the Adelaide Judging Day of entries from 13 schools at the Art Gallery of SA.

Haver & Boecker opens doors to future industry workers

The company gave 27 University of Toronto mining engineering students a firsthand look at the industry.

Luleå University of Technology invests In Virtalis VR Technology

With 90% of the iron ore in Europe contained within Northern Sweden, it’s not surprising the Luleå University of Technology is a hub of mining and geological expertise.

Alight Mining Solutions and the Colorado School of Mines strengthen partnership

Tom Struttmann, Head of Alight Mining Solutions, has been appointed to the Mining Engineering Industry Advisory Committee at the Colorado School of Mines.

SME hosts Mining and Mineral Processing Licensure Course

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to sponsor a review course to prepare mining and mineral processing engineers who will be taking their licensure examination in the Fall of 2016.

Australia’s uranium polluting the Antarctic — scientists

Australia has about 40% of the world's uranium reserves and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes of yellow cake annually.

Disciplines unite at Wits to prepare mining for the 21st century

The Wits Mining Institute (WMI) will house the school’s Digital Mine project – already well advanced in developing a mock mine within the Chamber of Mines building on Wits University’s West Campus – and a college network to develop 21st century skills at artisan and technician level.

Geoscience BC releases comprehensive guide for BC communities on development of direct-use geothermal

Geoscience BC today released its Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap, a comprehensive guide for communities and businesses to help them evaluate and develop local geothermal energy projects to stimulate economic development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eden and Deakin University finalise agreement for ARC-funded research project into use of EdenCrete™ in ultra-high strength concrete to reduce or eliminate steel reinforcing

The ARC grant, funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, will provide a total of A$300,000 over the three year life of the research project.

Limpopo learners get enthused by young SRK engineers

SRK engineers took time out to enthuse Limpopo learners at the recent Kodumela Bokamosa Youth Development Maths and Science Career Expo.

Laurentian Earth Sciences Professor Wins Duncan Derry Medal

Prestigious prize celebrates outstanding contribution to economic geology

Harvard scientists find clean, new way of mining rare earths

It is estimated that processing one ton of rare earths these days can generate about 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

Broons' dump research, hardly a waste

Broons is ramping up their commitment to the resources sector by celebrating the official opening of their dedicated research facility at Gillman in South Australia aimed squarely at waste dumps.

Scientists use potash mine to test feasibility of living in Mars

Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.

The Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet has achieved a new certificate for safety in mining

Mobexx announces that Aegex Technologies LLC has added a mining certificate to its portfolio of global certifications of its Windows 10 Tablet PC for safe use in the world's most hazardous industrial operations.

Ashridge Business School gains competitive advantage from recent ISO 50001 certification with SGS

Ashridge Business School ensures its education, consulting and research work is consistent with the principles of sustainable development and this has been helped by its recent work with SGS United Kingdom Ltd in its certification to ISO 50001.

President Ali Bongo inaugurates the Moanda School of Mining and Metallurgy (E3M)

This Institute will help boost the performance of the Moanda Metallurgical Complex

The Colorado School of Mines and MICROMINE partner to develop talented students and teachers within the Geology and Geological Engineering Department

MICROMINE’s Academic Licence Scheme (ALS) provides strategic and multifaceted foundations, which include continued support, learning resources and training materials and access to MICROMINE wider community.

Australia’s geoscientist employment slump enters its third year

Employment prospects for Australia’s professional geoscientists deteriorated even further in the opening quarter of 2016, driven down by mining’s negativity and dashing hopes for an improvement in the geoscientist employment situation.

This new silver application may push demand, prices even higher

Silver nanowires can be used to produce flexible screens in a cheaper, less energy-intensive manner, a new study shows.

CIM, SME partner with EduMine to provide premium courses to members

The mining groups will begin offering the premiere online professional development program to their members later this year.