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BRINEMINE – Extracting Lithium and Other Valuable Minerals from Geothermal Brines

November 28, 2019

Enel is seeking novel methods to economically extract lithium and other minerals from brines produced in geothermal power…
USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

September 19, 2019

The Alaska North Slope contains an estimated 53.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas hydrate resources, according to…
Strategy from competitive cycling could free up around a fifth of agricultural land

July 20, 2019

Human population is growing at an unprecedented pace and we see no end of this process. Meanwhile our…
Making plastic from CO2

July 17, 2019

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is known to be a greenhouse gas and to have harmful effects on the…
Research shows governance is key to better resource management strategies

July 1, 2019

For resource managers charged with maintaining important assets like croplands or fisheries, quantitative modeling is a critical tool.…
Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

May 30, 2019

After a successful new method of geothermal exploration found two new geothermal systems in Nevada, the Department of…
New research has potential to revolutionize diamond exploration

May 23, 2019

Study identifies lherzolite, previously only peripherally associated with diamond formation, as a source rock for diamond deposits. A…
Researchers Believe They Can Access a 100-Year Supply of Natural Gas

April 17, 2019

Fossil fuels are limited. It’s a problem we’ve dealt with for decades, resulting in new renewable technologies like…
The Hawkeye State’s hidden potential may be its geology

January 8, 2019

A wealth of riches may lie below the hills of northeast Iowa. University of Iowa geologists are leading an…
Habits and history determine if conservation succeeds or fails

December 28, 2018

The conservation or overharvesting of a resource such as fish, timber or other wildlife often is determined by…
Discovery related to iron deposits to take forward mining industry development in the future

December 26, 2018

Russian scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) together with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) have…
Seismic Research Cruise Provides New Data on U.S. Atlantic Margin

September 24, 2018

Data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on the U.S. Atlantic Margin in August 2018 reveal new information…
Valuing our soil

September 14, 2018

Researchers at Lancaster University have helped produce a series of new reports designed to enable the UK to…
Can We Permanently Solve Developing Countries’ Drinking Water Problems?

July 4, 2018

Large cities in developing countries are growing at a rapid rate. Their “slums” are increasing, too — perhaps…
Planting grass seed? Most Twin Citians water lawns ‘way too much’

September 12, 2017

Early fall may be prime time for planting grass seed, but a recent University of Minnesota Extension survey…
Valuable ore deposits and life both evolved after the Great Oxygenation Event

February 28, 2017

Geology is an interesting science, because it allows reading Earth‘s history from what we found under our feet.…
Pipelines or rail – which mode of transportation of natural resources is cleaner?

December 8, 2016

We need lots of resources in order to satisfy our energy needs. However, these resources are often times…
Luxembourg Announces Plan to Mine Asteroids for Metals

February 5, 2016

During an interview back in April, 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson had said that the world‘s first trillionaire is…
USGS Estimates 53 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas Resources in Barnett Shale

December 21, 2015

The Barnett Shale contains estimated mean volumes of 53 trillion cubic feet of shale natural gas, 172 million…
Four countries added to global shale oil and natural gas resource assessment

December 15, 2015

EIA continues to expand its assessment of technically recoverable shale oil and shale natural gas resources around the…
New Method for Ranking Global Copper Deposits Saves Time and Money

December 15, 2015

A new approach to ranking copper resources could result in identifying future supplies of copper while saving both…
USGS Reports Large Shifts in Global Primary Tantalum Mining from 2000 to 2014

December 11, 2015

The United States is completely reliant on imports of tantalum, which is a commonly used element in electronics,…
Estimates of Potential Uranium in South Texas Could Equal Five Years of U.S. Needs

December 3, 2015

The potential for almost five years of annual domestic U.S. nuclear fuel requirements may exist in south Texas,…
Estimates of Undiscovered Copper in Middle East Ten Times Current World Production

November 20, 2015

More than 180 million metric tons of undiscovered copper resources may be found in an area of the…
History professor examines environmental cost of tapping alternate sources for water, oil

October 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia is known as one of the top oil producing countries in the world. However, it may…
USGS Estimates 21 Million Barrels of Oil and 27 Billion Cubic Feet of Gas in the Monterey Formation of the San Joaquin Basin, California

October 7, 2015

The Monterey Formation in the deepest parts of California’s San Joaquin Basin contains an estimated mean volumes of…
New Pilbara water study to guide sustainable development

October 7, 2015

A new study has delivered an unprecedented account of water resources in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, providing an…
India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

August 26, 2015

Coal consumption in India, particularly in the electric power sector, is outpacing India’s domestic production. From 2005 to…
Researchers assess sustainability in Baja fisheries

April 28, 2015

The waters of Baja California Sur are both ecosystems and fisheries where human needs meet nature. In a…
EIA report highlights top 100 U.S. oil and natural gas fields

April 27, 2015

The top 100 oil fields in the United States accounted for 20.6 billion barrels of crude oil and…
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