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Beverlee is a Senior Technical Writer at EduMine. She has experience writing and editing technical content for the software and mining industries. She also has an interest in user interface design and user experience.

Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We have recently revised our online course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, by Dr. Frances Solomon. Dr. Solomon has more than 25 years of professional experience in environmental agencies, addressing the biological impacts of toxic water pollutants, pollution prevention and control, and protection and restoration of salmon habitat. Her course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties

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Revised Online Course – Managing the Environmental Permitting Process

We have recently revised our online course, Managing the Environmental Permitting Process, by Lee W. Saperstein. The concepts that underlie permitting are universal: the social license to operate, including respect for local judgments, environmental assessments, environmental management systems, and that post-mining land use must comply with local or regional planning guidance. Because of the universality of these concepts and the frequent sharing of permitting rules among mining jurisdictions, this course concentrates on those principles that will assist mine planners to obtain permits in a timely

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Sustainable Waste Water Management for the Energy and Mining Industries

Regardless of world market conditions, to win, sustain, and maintain the right to mine is all about sustainability. Waste water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue within the global energy and mining resource industries. We’ve recently launched updates for Ralph Gunness’ online course, Sustainable Waste Water Management for the Energy and Mining Industries. This course provides a basic knowledge and understanding of water management tools and strategies related to coal bed methane water, LNG water, oil shale water, coal mining, natural gas extraction,

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Updated Online Course: Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning

We’ve just launched author updates for Ralph Gunness’ online course, Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning. This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Topics covered include: sustainability best practices, legal requirements, and corporate environment management. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in the development of

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New Spanish Online Course: Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos

We’ve just launched a new online course in Spanish, Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos by Ralph Gunness! This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Today, sustainability is the key to the future success of mining. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in

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New Online Course – Tailings Management by Robert C. Lo

The consequences of tailings storage facility failure are significant, and there have been several failures in recent years. It is the responsibility of anyone involved in the design, construction, operation or closure of a tailings facility to be fully cognisant of every aspect of tailings management. Robert C. Lo’s new online course, Tailings Management, takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of tailings management–from tailings generation and storage facility design through operation to closure and decommissioning. For more info, see the course page.

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Updated Online Course: Acid Rock Drainage Prediction

Last month, we launched an extensive update to a very popular course, Acid Rock Drainage Prediction. The course provides an introduction for students, technicians, and practicing geochemists, geoscientists and other professionals who desire a solid grounding on acid rock drainage prediction. This expansion adds 6 new sessions that cover costs and liabilities, geophysics, clay Mineralogy and Geochemistry and new case studies. The new material also significantly adds to the sections on Mineralogical and Geochemical Interpretation and Laboratory Tests and Interpretation. Take a look at the

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Early Bird Deadline Approaching – Mine Closure – 2014 Solutions and Successes

The early bird deadline for Jack Caldwell’s upcoming webcast, Mine Closure – 2014 Solutions and Successes, is coming up soon. This webcast is presented in association with the InfoMine Conference Mine Closure Solutions 2014. The course will draw on and expand the scope of the EduMine online course, Mine Closure: The Basics of Success…

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Still Time to Register for Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls in Vancouver, Cananda

Collaboration between engineers and scientists with respect to prospecting, design, development, permitting, operation, and closure of mines is key to reducing environmental impact and ensuring the future of a vital and profitable metal extraction industry. Dr. Frances Solomon’s engaging and timely short course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, aims to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining practice by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about the impacts of metals on fish, other aquatic species, and human health. This 2-day short course will be held in Vancouver,

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Updated Online Course: Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We’ve updated the review questions and tidied up one of our highly rated online courses, Dr Fran Solomon’s Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls. If you haven’t been through it yet, now’s a great time to take a look! This course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties of metals and discusses various toxicity testing methods and controls.

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