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Working towards environmentally friendly lithium extraction methods

Lithium is crucial in the switch to renewable energy, but the extraction process of this critical mineral has been costly to the environment.

UN announces new satellite-based system to detect methane emissions

The Methane Alert and Response System was launched at COP27. It is a data-to-action platform, set up to curb methane emissions.

Global CO2 emissions remain at record levels

According to the Global Carbon Project, there is no sign of the urgently needed decrease in CO2 emissions to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Low air pollution levels cause millions of deaths annually

A study by researchers at McGill University suggests that the excess global death toll from low pollution levels stands at 1.5 million.

Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods

Researchers have discovered that natural pest control methods for sustainable farming are threatened by air pollution.

Can global commitments to reduce greenhouse gases be achieved?

Researchers have questioned whether the world actually has the methods needed to reduce greenhoouse gas emissions.

New system converts sewage to biogas

Researchers have developed a new method to convert leftover sludge to biogas, lowering waste treatment costs and helping the environment.

60% of UK compostable plastics do not fully disintegrate

A study suggests that 60% of home-compostable plastics do not fully break down in compost bins at home, eventually ending up in our soil.

How the presence of ‘forever chemicals’ could prevent the safe reuse of wastewater treatments

The presence of over 4,700 synthetic chemicals in treated wastewater could prevent its safe reuse and our long-term health.

Israel’s beaches are plagued by microplastic contamination

A study led by Tel Aviv University has revealed that the Israeli shoreline houses more than two million tonnes of microplastic contamination.

New project will analyse cities’ contributions to microplastic pollution

The presence of microplastic pollution in cities is damaging to our health and ecosystems. A new project aims to decrease our exposure.

Managing the London Underground’s air quality with better ventilation systems

Better ventilation systems on the London Underground could help to improve air quality, therefore reducing serious health risks.

Three UK microplastics scientists receive prestigious Volvo Environment Prize

Three UK scientists have been awarded the esteemed Volvo Environment Prize 2022 for their world-leading microplastics research.

Clearing up ocean pollution with mechanical devices may harm marine life

Collecting ocean pollution with mechanical devices may not be as effective as manual clearing and may even harm marine environments.

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To ensure early warning systems for all can become a reality, countries must invest more into state-of-the-art data and technology. The concept of early warning...

Eclipse achieves early success in Greenland drilling programme

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Current and advanced nuclear reactors: How safe is safe enough?

Researchers at North Carolina State University are embracing risk technologies to enable and ensure safe, secure, and cost-competitive operations for the current and advanced...

American Lithium Minerals advances mineral exploration projects across North America

As nickel and manganese are essential to national security, AMLM are advancing their mineral exploration projects to find these commodities.

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QPM’s positive feasibility study confirms TECH project credentials

Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd has announced the result of its advanced feasibility study for Stage 1 of its TECH project.

What is lithium used for, and where does it come from?

Brent Wilson of Galvanic Energy details how lithium is obtained around the world and its essential role in decarbonising the planet.

LPI produces battery-grade lithium carbonate from Maricunga project

Lithium Power International has produced lithium carbonate with a 99.92% purity battery grade at its Maricunga lithium project.

Australian Government approves QPM’s TECH project for critical metals

Queensland Pacific Metals has received approval from the Government to develop the company’s TECH Project for critical metals.

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My inner dinosaur – what can palaeontology teach us about human anatomy?

Professor Dr P Martin Sander of the University Bonn's Paleontology Department takes us on the fascinating journey that forged human evolution and explains how...

Rapidly developing battery minerals by connecting electric vehicle end users upstream

To accelerate access by the electric vehicle (EV) industry to desperately needed battery minerals, QX Resources is directly linking the end users to multiple ‘upstream’...

Mass spectrometers for environmental applications

In the midst of a climate crisis, Hiden Analytical are using sustainable mass spectrometers in order to create sustainable technology for energy production. With the...

Volt Carbon Technologies’ air classification technology revolutionises graphite purification

Graphite mining and solid-state battery experts – Volt Carbon Technologies – outline their state-of-the-art air classification technology that propels graphite ore purification to unparalleled...

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Lithium Power International addresses media reports about Maricunga lithium brine project

Lithium Power International (LIPI) provides an update on recent Chilean media reports regarding the company's Maricunga lithium brine project.

LithiumBank reveal exceptional results from DLE testing at its Boardwalk Lithium Brine Project

Lithiumbank has announced results from the Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) test work on brine from its Boardwalk Lithium Brine Project.

Lithium Power International on-track to secure 100% ownership of Maricunga Lithium Brine project

Lithium Power International (LPI) has made significant progress on the planned consolidation of its Maricunga Lithium Brine project in Chile.

US’ lithium production could be greatly increased by new Inflation Reduction Act

Galvanic reflect on how the new Inflation Reduction Act could accelerate the US’ lithium production, as the country plans to dominate the EV industry.