A new paper, entitled ‘Metagenomic exploration of multi-resistance genes linked to microbial attributes in active nonferrous metal(loid) tailings’, has been published in Environmental Pollution. The paper was written by Jian-li Liu from the China University of Geosciences and seven co-authors (including… Continue Reading
Noshin Masood, a visiting PhD student with EM3 in 2019, has published a paper in the Journal of Sustainable Mining with Karen Hudson-Edwards on the impacts of coal mining on water resource development. You can read it for free here.
Gabriel Ziwa, a PhD student in EM3, has just published the first paper from his research: Ziwa, G., Crane, R., Hudson-Edwards, K.A. (2021) Geochemistry, mineralogy and microbiology of cobalt in mining-affected environments. Minerals, 11, 22. This is an open-access paper… Continue Reading
Our NERC-funded project ‘Legacy Waste in the Coastal Zone’ now has a website. Please visit it here and keeping checking for new updates.
We’re recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the NERC consortium project LiFT: Lithium for Future Technology (https://twitter.com/Li4FutureTech). This NERC funded post is available 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2023. The project aims to better understand the Earth… Continue Reading
We have just been awarded a NERC highlight topic grant for ‘Lithium for Future Technology’. This is a consortium led by the British Geological Survey with many academic and industrial partners. The project will research how to ensure a sustainable… Continue Reading
A geoenergy renaissance is required for a low carbon economy and energy security of supply. Geoenergy systems that have been proposed include disused coal workings for district heating (see image below, https://www.ukgeos.ac.uk/) granites for geothermal electricity and combined energy and… Continue Reading
Lithium will power our low-carbon future. It is essential for lightweight batteries used to store renewable energy and power electric cars. There are three main sources of lithium: geothermal brines found in granite bedrock, brines sourced from salt lakes (see… Continue Reading
The NEMO video describing what we are doing in the project has been launched. There is a short version and a long version. Watch it to know more this initiative studying how to reduce mine waste, transforming a “problem” into… Continue Reading
In a secluded corner of the Mendip Hills can be found a nature reserve with a surprising history of ancient Roman mining, an 1863 lawsuit for environmental pollution, a major cave system beneath the surface and now the focus of… Continue Reading