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Mineral content of soils key to physical and chemical behavior

(American Society of Agronomy) Many aspects of the physical and chemical behavior of soils are directly related to the minerals present. The "Soil Mineralogy" symposium at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, will explore several current topics.

New map of Arctic geology published

At first glance, it might seem there’s little more to the Arctic than frozen tundra, ice and seawater, but the top of the world is home to some unique geology and an impressive array of mineral resources. A new project led by the Geological Survey of Norway (GSN) has compiled all existing geologic data about the Circum-Arctic region into a book, database and interactive map.

How to stop sites from ‘borrowing’ your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported. The Pirate Bay has since confessed...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner

A few hours ago a cryptocurrency miner appeared on The Pirate Bay website, using the computer resources of visitors to mine Monero coins. The operators of The Pirate Bay haven't commented on the issue so it remains unclear why the miner...Show More Summary

Ice mined on Mars could provide water for humans exploring space

As humans spread out across the Earth, the locations of new colonies were driven by the accessibility of resources: not only food and water, but also arable land, forests and minerals.

Australian facility aims to produce 50,000 metric tons of building material from CO2 by 2020

Mineral Carbonation International wants to transform Carbon dioxide emissions into useful building materials. The Australian firm just unveiled a pilot plant at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources that will attempt to mimic, but speed up, the weathering process by which rainfall produces rocks.[...]

Trump looks to loot Afghanistan mineral wealth for US profit

Rachel Maddow shows that what was previously guessed at or darkly assumed about Donald Trump's intentions toward Afghanistan's mineral resources has been...

Trump laments inability to exploit Afghanistan mineral resources

Courtney Kube, NBC News national security and military reporter, talks with Joy-Ann Reid about Donald Trump's frustration at the inability of the US to...

Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wanted to stop exporting mineral resources and might close the mining sector completely and tax miners "to death" if damage to the environment persisted.

Philippines' Duterte wants to put a stop to mineral exportation

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he wants all mineral resources extracted from the country to be processed domestically and, if possible, to stop exporting such commodities.

Countering the mining curse

Countries that are rich in natural resources do not always prosper economically. This column uses data on conflict and mineral extraction in Africa to argue that recent rises in mineral prices explain up to a quarter of local conflicts between 1997 and 2010. Show More Summary

Mineral Resource of the Month: Fluorspar

Fluorite occurs in a variety of geological environments deposited under a wide range of chemical and physical conditions, but commercial sources are primarily hydrothermal. The most common deposits occur as veins, mantos (replacement strata-bound orebodies), or replacement deposits. Show More Summary

Trump Would Sell Off America's Energy Resources for a Pittance, Like Russia Did to Create Its Oligarchs

For sale: oil reserves, mineral rights, power lines. Maybe President Trump can’t help himself, but his 2018 budget and executive orders could lead to some of the biggest land grabs since America’s Teapot Dome scandal in the 1920s and Russia’s natural resource giveaways that created many oligarchs in the 1990s. Show More Summary

Accusations About Oil Regulators Destroying Records Are Political Baloney

Lynn Helms, state director of department of mineral resources, talks about North Dakota's oil production Monday, July 19, 2010, at his office in Bismarck. A recent news article credulously reported the claims of a Bismarck attorney who is accusing the Department of Mineral Resources of deleting public records. Show More Summary

Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plain

(Geological Society of America) Rare earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy mineral sand deposits are especially...Show More Summary

Lubing up industry, the natural way

Sesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

Lubing up industry, the natural way

(Inderscience Publishers) Sesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

A large mineral sector can undermine other companies

(University of Helsinki) A large mineral sector does not necessarily turn a country into a metaphorical goldmine and can even hinder economic growth. A phenomenon known as the 'resource curse' can make the finance sector accustomed to...Show More Summary

Mineral resource exhaustion is just a myth: study

Recent articles have declared that deposits of raw mineral materials (copper, zinc, etc.) will be exhausted within a few decades. An international team including the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has shown that this is incorrect...Show More Summary

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