We’re recruiting for a postdoc to come work with us in lovely Cornwall and investigate using electricity to clean up mine wastes! Part of the NERC Sustainable Mineral Resources in the Philippines. Apply by 25 Jan. For full details click… Continue Reading
Mine waste is a serious global environmental issue. Poorly-managed mine wastes are responsible for polluting our environment with toxic metals and metalloids. Microbes can live in mine wastes, even when they contain high levels of metals. These microbes can lessen… Continue Reading
The outer solar system harbours numerous planetary objects of diverse internal and surface structure. Past spacecraft missions such as Voyager, Galileo, Cassini and New Horizon missions found indications that some of these objects (e.g. Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Enceladus, Titan, Triton… Continue Reading
Jody Grassby was recently awarded the best poster prize from the MinSoc Environmental Mineralogy Group at the Research in Progress meeting held in conjunction with the Clay Minerals Group. Congratulations Jody!
Eliana Molina Ramirez was successful in her application for a £500 bursary from the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland! She will use the bursary to further her research into remediating mercury contamination from active and abandoned mines.
There is an urgent need for microbiology literacy in society, see https://sfam.org.uk/knowledge/policy/applied-microbiology-matters/microbiology-literacy-knowledge-framework.html. I contributed a topic framework on “metals and radioactive substances bioremediation” (2021). This can be used to help teach how microbiology impacts our everyday lives, and how microbiology… Continue Reading
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.