The common timber treatment CCA is made up of heavy metals copper, chromium and arsenic. They don’t decompose and leach into soil and water. Why does New Zealand still allow its use?
The current energy transition could herald a new copper world. But will it be a long-anticipated resource blessing or yet another global scramble for the precious metal?
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
Simple economic modelling shows the mining industry would benefit from a carbon tax.
Afghanistan has vast mineral resources that have long attracted interest from outside countries, but a lack of infrastructure and political instability means they’re unlikely to aid its economy now.
Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth’s tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.
Unless mining is done differently, rushing to bring copper mines into production could unleash unacceptable, catastrophic impacts.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
In reacting to the pandemic, architecture can reclaim its impact by conceding its loss of connection with public health, looking beyond Western thinking for its references.
The Trump administration is supporting new mines in Alaska and Minnesota that many opponents say could devastate sensitive areas around them.
Huon pines in Tasmania have locked up significant amounts of mercury pollution from the state’s mining industrial history. And that can be released back to the atmosphere in bushfires.
The deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines didn’t take into account how the Congolese people would benefit.
The fossil fuel era won’t last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
West Africa has lessons to learn from its ancient empires and colonial governments on regional trade and integration.
In the decades ahead, our mineral supply will still need to double or triple to meet the demand for electric vehicles and other renewable energy technology.
Help us put this old wives’ tale to a scientific test.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Lack of knowledge and perceived cost issues could be holding back the fight against the superbugs.
Even though commodities rallied after the election of Trump, the benefit of this to Australia’s budget could be short lived due to volatility.
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.