The effects of climate change could fuel a new sand mining industry in Greenland.
By mining records from 1808 to 2017, researchers can now show just how many lives have likely been saved by technology like radar.
A recent report points out where the United States is most dependent on mineral imports and highlights some ways for reducing this dependence.
The plan emphasizes priorities such as energy and mineral independence and security. However, the sharp funding drop means that the agency won’t be able to support its full scientific portfolio.
New regulations could open the door for sustainable mining, says the head of the International Seabed Authority. However, he and others pointed to environmental, financial, and technical challenges.
The editors of a new book on oil and gas exploration describe developments in methods for identifying oil and gas fields, and for making accurate predictions about their extractive potential.
Long-term climate records could help mining companies and their investors assess the financial risk of water shortages.
In the largest compilation of anthropogenically induced earthquakes, causes range from building water reservoirs to mining.
Arizona state services at risk include a program to map Earth fissures; the state's earthquake-monitoring network; and the Survey's mineral resources program.
Research on a surprising way rainfall affected the salinity of a boreal peatland might help restorers of such wetlands wrecked by tar sands mining maximize carbon absorption of reclaimed marshes.