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Decline of the Mining Workforce in the United States
March 25, 2013 | Arizona Geology

Lee Alison comments on the decline of the skilled mining workforce in the United States and the tiny educational pipeline left to supply it.

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Arizona Mining Review
April 25, 2013 | Arizona Mining Review
The next Arizona Mining Review features an interview with Dorothy Kosich of on the potential impact of the proposed Obama budget, and discussion with economist Dr. Kent Hill of Arizona State University on the economic impact of mining on Arizona. Also, a geologist from the Utah Geological Survey will discuss the recent landslide at the Bingham Canyon Mine. Watch it online on Friday at 10:00-10:30 AM MST-PDT. A video of the program will be available online if you can't watch at that time.

A Loss of Large Carnivores?
January 12, 2014 | Oregon State University
"In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, dingoes, wolves, otters, and bears is [occurring in response to] habitat loss, persecution by humans and loss of prey combine to create global hotspots of carnivore decline." Quoted from the Oregon State press release.

United States Gemstones
June 11, 2013 |
A diversity of gemstones are produced in the United States. However, the $11 million per year in domestic production is tiny compared to the $23.5 billion that are imported.

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