The U.S. largest electrical utility, has pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers with coal ash.
It also says it is still too early to determine long-term impacts on fish and drinking water.
American geophysicist and Fulbright scholar, Stephen Haggerty, has found a new prickly, palm-like plant that seems to grow only on top of kimberlite pipes.
The company, dealing with aging mines, has been leaning on a wide range of new technologies to reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies.
MINING.com visited Chile’s El Teniente mine, the world's largest underground copper operation and the sixth biggest copper mine by reserve size.
The decision caps off a dreadful month for South Australia’s mining sector.
The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
Japanese scientists have developed a process that uses salmon sperm to mine and reprocess rare earth elements (REEs).
A recent innovation in geosurvey methods could help slash costs and risks for mineral exploration projects.
The measure would only be imposed to miners that consume more than 150 liters (40 gallons) of water per second.
If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.
Zebra mussels reproduce quickly and can disrupt the food chain, clog water pipes and create algae.
It’s probably one of the first cases ever reported where the tasty spread has been used to produce synthetic gems.
Their plea comes amid fears a climate change deal reached Wednesday between the U.S. and China could hurt coal miners in Australia.
Researchers also found evidence of dinosaurs and large crocodiles dating to 118 million years ago.
The miner blamed low metals prices and productivity inefficiencies for the decision.
The country's ultimate purpose is to extract rare earth elements, breaking China's dominance and pushing prices down.
The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.
New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.
The project, first of its kind in the world, aims to demonstrate that the so-called “clean coal” technologies are feasible.
Scientists have discovered that a small molecule created with just 144 atoms of gold can increase solar cell performance by more than 10%.
Scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin diamond nanothreads, a sort of very strongnanotubes, which could prove to be stronger and hardier element currently available.
Study found mercury accumulation in the surface layers of the seas is happening faster than in the deep ocean as a result of gold mining, coal-fired power plants and sewage, among others.
The company revealed it will take four years to trial a processing method it hopes will help make the expansion profitable.
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