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The global economy uses more than 100,000 km² of land for mining

2022-11-22T15:27:49+01:00

Victor Maus, Stefan Giljum, Jakob Gutschlhofer, Sebastian Luckeneder & Mirko Lieber
As an update of our previous work mapping mining sites worldwide, we quantified the extents of almost 35,000 mining sites across the globe through visual interpretation of satellite images. We find that mining activities around the world occupy 101,583 km² of land.

The global economy uses more than 100,000 km² of land for mining2022-11-22T15:27:49+01:00

Open database on global coal and metal mining

2022-10-05T15:58:39+02:00

Open database on global coal and metal mining The FINEPRINT project launches a new major data product, the open database on global coal and metal mining. This open database provides a comprehensive collection of mining data, primarily covering physical production data of coal and metal ores on an individual mine level. [...]

Open database on global coal and metal mining2022-10-05T15:58:39+02:00

Half of all metal mining worldwide occurs at less than 20km from protected lands

2021-10-18T15:06:39+02:00

Sebastian Luckeneder, Stefan Giljum, Anke Schaffartzik, Victor Maus & Michael Tost
In this Brief, we intersected global extraction data for nine metal ores with information about the location of protected areas, ecosystem types and water availability to explore the environmental risks related to the expanding mining sector.

Half of all metal mining worldwide occurs at less than 20km from protected lands2021-10-18T15:06:39+02:00

Special Session and Best Poster Award @ WRF 2021

2021-11-11T10:41:35+01:00

FINEPRINT Special Session and Best Poster Award at WRF 2021 This year’s World Resources Forum, entitled "A green deal for sustainable resources", took place in Switzerland, Ghana and Online from October 12-14. The FINEPRINT project organised a special scientific session, consisting of five presentations plus two posters that cover the various research [...]

Special Session and Best Poster Award @ WRF 20212021-11-11T10:41:35+01:00

The lithium dilemma

2021-06-29T12:03:59+02:00

Philip Fliegel, Marco Göllrich, Maximilien Koepp, Arthur Schweitzer, Martin Bruckner & Stefan Giljum
The push by governments around the world to increasingly electrify the transportation sector has led lithium demand to surge over the past few years. This Brief presents a trade-linked material flow analysis for lithium and an environmental assessment of the water-use impacts related to lithium mining and refinement.

The lithium dilemma2021-06-29T12:03:59+02:00

FINEPRINT @ Industrial Ecology Day 2021

2021-06-21T11:54:09+02:00

Presentation of framework of sub-national supply chain models The International Industrial Ecology Day 2021 under the topic of “Global Science for Global Sustainability” is organized as a 24-hour international online event on June 21st. Hanspeter Wieland from the FINEPRINT team contributes to a session on ‘Frontiers in Environmental Input-Output Analysis’. He [...]

FINEPRINT @ Industrial Ecology Day 20212021-06-21T11:54:09+02:00

Surge in global metal mining threatens vulnerable ecosystems

2021-06-07T13:45:31+02:00

Luckeneder, S., Giljum, S., Schaffartzik, A., Maus, V., Tost, M., 2021. Surge in global metal mining threatens vulnerable ecosystems. Global Environmental Change 69, 102303. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102303. Journal Link Global expansion of mining activities Mining activities induce profound changes to societies and the environment they inhabit. In the last two decades, [...]

Surge in global metal mining threatens vulnerable ecosystems2021-06-07T13:45:31+02:00

A global-scale data set of mining areas

2020-09-16T16:32:52+02:00

Maus, V., Giljum, S., Gutschlhofer, J., da Silva, D.M., Probst, M., Gass, S.L.B., Luckeneder, S., Lieber, M., MacCullum, I., 2020. A global-scale data set of mining areas. Nature Scientific Data (7), 289. Journal Link Missing information on land area used by global mining activities Our modern lifestyles and consumption patterns [...]

A global-scale data set of mining areas2020-09-16T16:32:52+02:00
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