It has been over seven years since Pennsylvania officials requested that the dumping of radium-laden fracking wastewater into surface waters be restricted. However, a new study has found high levels of radioactivity persist in stream sediments at three disposal sites.
China may be on the edge of a major energy revolution after it successfully collected samples of methane hydrate, also known as “combustible ice,” from the seafloor in the South China Sea. Despite the strained tensions over claims to waters…
The Chinese-owned Shenhua Group has been given the OK to build an open-pit mine on 13.5 square miles of the Liverpool Plains, which puts hundreds of koalas at threat of being killed.
The United States’ second-largest coal producer, Arch Coal, Inc. filed chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, January 11, 2016, just months after the company gave up efforts to avoid bankruptcy court through renegotiating maturation dates on its bonds.
New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has issued its final environmental impact statement. With the department saying “fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources, and public health,” New York has formally ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural…
Photographer Anna Huix beautifully captures these high-altitude gemstone hunters in Pakistan’s remote mountains of Karakoram.
Green and mining are words that just don’t go together, especially when we are talking about the mining of rare earth elements (REE). These elements are an integral part to our high-tech electronics, including Tomahawk missiles and electric cars.