Study points to potential water pollution caused by iron mining in Wisconsin

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Iron mining activities could be leading to pollution problems in the northern part of the state of Wisconsin. The conclusion in included in a new report disclosed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). According to the 97-page study, these mining operations might be responsible for loss of surface and groundwater due to a process known … Read more

Scientists test new technique to mine water on Mars

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With an apparent and significant amount of water locked up in ice, Mars is being studied by the scientists that want to understand how to extract the precious liquid. And the answer is via some very different mining techniques. Recent exploratory missions have found that water ice exists on the planet’s poles and just beneath … Read more