Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030
September 17, 2012, 4:18 p.m. by Trevor Stokes, LiveScience
Researchers say this urban land development will be a global issue, and will have huge impacts on resources and energy.
Earth's water shortage may be explained by where it formed in solar system
July 18, 2012, 6:40 a.m. by SPACE.com
Given the new theory about how Earth formed, it's likely that if the planet were to have more water, it'd be an icy wasteland.
Asteroid property rights? Space mining ventures raise legal questions
July 11, 2012, 7:38 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
Most interested parties seem to think that space properties rights will result in a claim first-government regulation second approach.
From the ashes of 1969 meteorite, a new mineral is born
June 26, 2012, 6:58 p.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
Scientists have uncovered panguite, a mineral neither seen in nature nor created in a laboratory setting.
Mining the moon could reap riches, spur space exploration
June 26, 2012, 9:46 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
With billionaire backers, the space mining concept has plenty of potential, but there's lots to accomplish, including creating an infrastructure and determining who has legal rights to mining resources.
Asteroid mining no crazier than deep-sea drilling
April 26, 2012, 8:26 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Space mining advocates point to the high cost but valuable returns of ocean rigs as resource mining predecessors.
Lake Vostok: Scientists race to drill into Antarctic Lake
February 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
There is a decent chance the team can breach Lake Vostok, but time is running short. Temperatures have already dropped below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rare metal shortage threatens high-tech innovation
January 29, 2012, 8:51 p.m. by Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily
Experts worry in particular about rare metal shortages crippling innovation in clean energy technologies such as solar power.