A bit dated, but here’s the list of what my students found:
- a bit of shifting around in the economic minerals corporation landscape as Richards Bay Minerals (South Africa) is sold to Rio Tinto
- also on the mining front, Nokia develops a policy on conflict minerals — we started minerals last week in class, so these fall in the “extra credit for matching lecture” category
- earthquakes: the 6.9 near Negros (Phillipines) on 6. February,
- the discussion about where the next supercontinent may form in comparison to Pangaea was also in the news this week — are we really going with Amasia as a name?
- geesh, will they ever stop with the eruption fear mongering? Ubehebe is “ripe” for eruption — which various people muttered about on Twitter, but no one seems to have blogged about
- engineers at Boise State are proposing injecting non-hazardous chemicals into the ground to form bubbles that should reduce the affect of soil liquefaction — extremely useful if it works
- flooding in Australia continues, which is having devastating impacts on farming
My hope is now that exams are over for the moment, I can get back on top of reporting these in a more timely fashion.