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Looming threat of sand scarcity is masked by mirage of a nearly limitless natural resource

By April Gocha / October 3, 2017

There’s a looming sand scarcity that’s being hidden by the mirage of endless sand supply, according to the authors of a new perspective article published in Science. According to their research, sand scarcity is such an imminent threat that we now need to develop a global sand governance strategy.

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Study finds residual treatment water used in fracking faces life sentence in ‘permeability jail’

By Jessica McMathis / October 3, 2014

New research suggests that, despite fears to the contrary, the residual treatment water used in hydraulic fracturing poses no serious risk to surrounding supplies of water. But does that mean fracking is safe? Not so fast, says a team of environmental scientists.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 29, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 30, 2014,

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / August 2, 2013

  Coffeehouse giant pumps new life into Ohio pottery business (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) The moribund ceramics business of East Liverpool, Ohio, a small Ohio River town that a century ago was known as the “Pottery Capital of the USA,” recently received a jolt from an unlikely source: coffeehouse giant Starbucks Corp. American Mug and Stein Co.,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / July 12, 2013

EU looks to tighten refractory ceramic fiber regulations In June, the European Chemicals Agency recommended that both alumina-silica and zirconia-alumina-silica refractory ceramic fibers be included under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulations. If confirmed by the European Commission later this year, future use of RCF in Europe will be subject to…

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Shale gas a “blue bridge to a green future”?

By Jim Destefani / June 20, 2013

Rig for drilling multiple horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale formation of Pennsylvania. Credit: Ruhrfish/Wikimedia Commons.  In western Pennsylvania, in eastern Ohio, in Texas and Oklahoma, from Colorado to Arkansas to New York, there’s an energy boom in progress. It’s big enough to make the United States energy-independent by 2030, according to some experts, and…

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New National Academies report on induced earthquakes from fracking, CO2 sequestration and geothermal energy

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing extracts methane from deep wells in shale deposits. A new National Academies study considers whether the technology induces local earthquakes. Credit: Wikimedia. A new study by the National Academies examines the risk of induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing and other underground energy technologies, such as carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, geothermal energy…

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