Engineering is key in tackling climate change

People may be coming round to the idea that the impact of climate change on our tiny blue-green planet is real

The future of farming: robots, bees and plant jacuzzis

The future of food production lies in our ability to exploit every resource at our disposal, from bots to bees

Treating city wastewater as a resource

Faced with a rising global water shortage, cities can no longer pour away precious resources and must recycle wastewater

Africa - from petrodollars to progress

The shift in approach by a growing number of African states to the exploitation of their oil and gas resources could help transform Africa’s economies. Jason Kerr, Joshua Siaw and Anthony Elghossain of global law firm White & Case explain

The great recovery of Earth’s resources

The myth that our Earth can provide the human race with unlimited natural resources has been well and truly busted, says Sophie Thomas, co-director of design at the RSA

Vulnerable big miners must safeguard the environment

Sustainability for mining companies means access to new resources, but host governments and communities have other environmental priorities, as Martin Beaver reports

Mapping mineral deposits and mining around the globe

Jonathan Clayton locates the major deposits of mineral wealth around the world and signposts future growth in the global mining sector

Mind the skills gap…

The mining industry relies on a skilled workforce, but the adequate supply of suitable employees is a growing problem, as Kathryn Hopkins discovers