The moon is filled with masses of sought-after resources, like thorium, uranium, Iron and Helium-3. Kings College London Professor, Tony Milligan explains how we can make moon mining fair.
New technologies could help the mining and metals industry improve safety, productivity and environmental management. How can it prepare its workers and host communities?
The mining and metals sector is facing a raft of transformational pressures. Here's how the industry can respond – and strengthen its role in the coming era.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the price of metals, energy and food, with record lows for oil and highs for gold. Here's the World Bank's forecast for their recovery.
A new report from BP has shown that the world has already passed “peak oil” demand, and that demand for it could fall as much as 50% over the next 20 years.
More than 70% of the global production of cobalt takes place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which 15–30% comes from so-called artisanal and small-scale mines. This whit...
From health and safety to building better relationships with local communities, here's how the mining sector is building back better from the pandemic.
The COVID-19 virus survives for less than four hours on copper surfaces, compared to up to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Chile has long led the world in copper-based innovation, using the metal’s antiviral properties to develop products from disinfectant to children’s clothes. When the pandemic came, it was...
Deep-sea mining has attracted controversy due to concerns of potential damage to delicate ecosystems before scientists have had chance to assess what is at stake.
Mining companies say their number-one risk is a lack of trust from local communities. A new report shows how better use of data can help close this gap.
Heavy industry and transport emit one-third of CO2 emissions. As the world struggles out of the COVID crisis, can we get them on a path to net-zero?
Reducing emissions from transport and heavy industry is crucial to a zero-carbon future. Find out more at the Virtual Industry Transition Day on 7 July.
A circular economy could reduce emissions from the production of key materials by 40% in 2050 - and aluminium has a big role to play in this transition.
Improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practice – a practice known as WASH – is vital in reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in developing countries.