Richard Herrington's research while affiliated with Natural History Museum, London and other places

Publications (2)

Conference Paper
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Mining creates vast quantities of waste and is inherently damaging to land. These two issues have been among the most intractable in resolving sustainable mine closure. Here we propose a new ambitious concept for future mining practice, where land use and material waste are recognised as part of a mine’s assets not its legacy. The challenge is fir...
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Non-technical summary. As we consider a transition to a low-carbon future, there is a need to examine the mineral needs for this transformation at a scale reminiscent of the Green Revolution. The efficiency gains of the agrarian transition came at ecological and social costs that should provide important lessons about future metal sourcing. We pres...