Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who thus far have not been held responsible, accountable or liable) for their alleged negligence in allowing the spill.

Renewable energy production will exacerbate mining threats to biodiversity

This was just published in Nature Communications. That’s gonna leave a mark. Here is the Abstract, (emphasis mine): Renewable energy production is necessary to halt climate change and reverse associated biodiversity losses. However, generating the required technologies and infrastructure will drive an increase in the production of many metals, creating new mining threats for biodiversity.…

Child Cobalt Miners in Kailo, Congo - Author Julien Harneis, source Wikimedia.

Why don’t these lives matter?

The world’s top producer of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 40,000 children as young as four toil with their parents for less than $2 a day up to 12 hours a day. Many die in cave-ins, or more slowly from constant exposure to toxic, radioactive mud, dust, water and air that puts dangerous levels of cobalt, lead, uranium and other heavy metals into their bodies.

No Plan B for Planet A

Replacing fossil fuels with “renewable” energy would devastate the only planet we’ve got Paul Driessen Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents like to say we must take care of the Earth, because “There is no Planet B.” Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than…

SUNRISE FOR Green New Deal

Figure 1. Midsummer Sunrise in Rural Wyoming. SUNRISE FOR GND Guest Post by KEVIN KILTY Introduction Back in April this year Anthony posted an essay entitled ” Is the Climate Change Movement a Cult?”[1] One group highlighted in that essay was Sunrise Movement. Anthony noted the group recruits children, and its website admits it does.…

Past, present and future progress requires mining

Metal and mineral needs are constant, constantly evolving, requiring new mines John M. Clema Civilization’s progress has always been heavily dependent on farming and mining. The Stone Age didn’t end because mankind ran out of stones. Instead, the discovery, mining and processing of metals like copper, bronze and iron, followed by the development of steel,…