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Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Bioremediation: the answer to spillage risks in the petrochemical sector

GK-IT Environmental Services, a South African leader in bioremediation and environmental product manufacture, is diversifying from the mining industry to the petrochemical and oil refinery sector.

US Supreme Court rejects New Mexico’s suit against Colorado over mine spill

Court did not provide details about its decision to dismiss the case; it just said most magistrates opposed hearing the lawsuit.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years

The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets.

Sandvik OptiMine® visualizes the mining process

Sandvik continues to develop and enhance its advanced automation offerings. Transparency of the mining operation has long been a challenge. Sandvik OptiMine® allows you to compare a mine model with the actual layout of your mine and enables continuous improvement in real time.

How Goldcorp’s new COO plans to disrupt the mining industry

Todd White explains the main goals of the company’s digital transformation strategy.

Caterpillar hires former US Attorney General for help with probe

William P. Barr will help Caterpillar face a federal investigation related to profits earned by CSARL, its Swiss parts subsidiary.

Mining industry leaders meet again at PDAC 2017

For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.

IBM and Goldcorp Team to Bring Watson to the Mines

Use of IBM Watson cognitive technology a first for the Canadian mining industry

CAT shares hammered as feds search offices

Federal officials executed a search warrant at three of Caterpillar facilities, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.

Scientists find new way to extract uranium from seawater

A practical method for extracting the uranium present in the oceans could help make nuclear power a viable part of the quest for a carbon-free energy future, researchers say.

Caterpillar touts automation solutions as top miners swing back to profit

The world's No.1 heavy machinery maker is telling miners not to rest on their laurels now that the industry is finally coming back up from a brutal downturn and keep focused on maximizing returns and efficiency.

The world’s largest miner wants more action on carbon capture

BHP Billiton says more help is needed from both governments and industry to promote the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

Mining the Moon: Florida company one step closer

Moon Express wants to mine Helium-3 on the Moon.

These two Canadian gold companies challenge you to disrupt mining

Innovators now have have until Jan. 25 to pitch their ideas. The winner will walk away with up to $1 million.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

Canadian oil sands producers could fetch up to $15 more per barrel with this technology

The adoption of a“partial upgrading” technology could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars into Alberta's economy, a new study claims.

EPA says Colorado mine spill equivalent to 4 to 7 days of ongoing acid drainage

In a final report, the agency acknowledges that concentrations of some metals at the Animas river following the spill were higher than historical mine drainage.

Coal-fired power plant in India makes baking soda out of carbon dioxide

System uses a new proprietary solvent that is reportedly slightly more efficient than those used conventionally, requiring less energy and smaller equipment.

Could technology prevent another Samarco?

EnviroSuite says using best practice technology is a critical step in mitigating environmental and associated corporate risks, and in reducing the demands of crisis management that follow incidents with major environmental and community impacts.

Atlas Copco to coordinate EU initiative for Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems

Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program ever.

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Technological leaps have allowed companies to create large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, but very few know how they are really made.

Shell Canada boss says stay the course on carbon pricing as Quest CCS project exceeds expectations

Royal Dutch Shell, a long-time advocate of pricing carbon, says the strategy needs to be maintained regardless of what happens south of the border.