2nd year PhD student Becca Kirk spent November and December in Ottawa, CA on placement with Canmet Mining, Natural Resources Canada under the supervision of Dr Richard Goulet. The trip involved a mixture of laboratory work alongside expert research technicians,… Continue Reading →
MINEWA is an international EMU-SIMP (European Mineralogical Union – Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia) school on mineral constituents of wastes, their characterisation, recovery and management. This school brought students and experts worldwide to discuss; the edge of waste management,… Continue Reading →
Mercury: history, facts and concerns – a new article by Eliana has just been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin! Check it out at https://www.envchemgroup.com/mercury-history-facts-and-concerns.html.
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 →