#MineClosurePerspectives: AMD Creatives

#MineClosurePerspectives: AMD Creatives

In my last blog I introduced the vexing mine closure issue of acid and metalliferous drainage, or AMD. Acid drainage is a major environmental challenge for the global mining industry, but there are some creatively-minded people who have discovered value in issues as...

#MineClosurePerspectives: Acid Drainage…

#MineClosurePerspectives: Acid Drainage…

…or to put it another way, acid mine drainage, or AMD, or acid rock drainage, or ARD, or acid and metalliferous drainage, or AMD, or abandoned mine drainage, or AMD… It is arguably the world’s most significant mining environmental challenge, yet the semantics of its...

#MineClosurePerspectives: Mining Heritage

#MineClosurePerspectives: Mining Heritage

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Cornwall, UK, produced over half the world’s copper and tin, predominantly from deep, wet, hard rock mines. The technology, techniques and know-how which was developed to win such ores was taken around the world during the diasporas...

#MineClosurePersectives

#MineClosurePersectives

Today Future Terrains launches its first awareness-raising campaign. We are calling it #MineClosurePerspectives and it considers the issues of mine closure and mining legacies through the lens of photography. It hopes to broaden perspectives among mining stakeholders...

What is Landscape Restoration?

What is Landscape Restoration?

As outlined elsewhere on this website Future Terrains exists to tackle the challenge of degraded lands by enhancing environmental and social performance and promoting landscape restoration. One of half this mission statement explicitly focuses on ‘landscape...

What Do We Mean by Social Enterprise?

What Do We Mean by Social Enterprise?

I have established Future Terrains, unashamedly, as a social enterprise – with the aim of making a difference while making a living. According to Social Enterprise UK, ‘social enterprises are using business to tackle social problems, improve communities, improve...

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