Annual log contents – click on year to download PDF
2000 Fossil-fuel reserves; waning fresh-water supplies; mining an active volcano; bacterial activity and ore formation.
2002 Identifying ‘conflict diamonds’; petroleum exploration using ‘microleptons’; kimberlite exploration using microgravity.
2003 Resources and Congo conflict; environmental effects of dams; removing iron from drinking water; challenges of the petroleum industry; sediment bleaching by hydrocarbons; globalisation of water resources.
2004 Gas hydrate resources; abiotic formation of hydrocarbons; Fischer-Tropsch process; ‘Peak Oil’; hydrothermal gold mineralisation; creating artificial islands.
2005 Reducing carbon emissions; globalisation and water resources; petroleum migration; dating hydrocarbon deposits; Precambrian petroleum generation; mineralising fluids; deep-sea mining.
2006 Biomineralisation and gold nuggets; hydrothermal gold mineralisation.
2007 Carbon sequestration and storage; limits to growth; deep-sea mining.
2008 Abiotic formation of hydrocarbons; Fischer-Tropsch process.
2009 Groundwater depletion; GRACE satellite; gas hydrates.
2010 Shale gas; fracking; porphyry ore deposits; Chilean mine rescue.
2011 Economics of coal mining; hydrothermal gold mineralisation; deep-sea mining; UK fracking.
2012 African groundwater supplies.
2013 UK fracking; porphyry ore formation; global groundwater depth patterns; mining history; waster natural gas; manganese nodule mining; fracking review; hydrothermal vents and electricity generation; offshore groundwater resources.
2014 UK fracking; groundwater depletion; GRACE satellite.
2015 Banded iron formation origins.
2016 European fracking; global water resources.
2018 Ocean-floor resources
2019 Ocean-floor resources; UK shale gas and fracking; Precambrian petroleum migration; ‘Anthropocene’ sediments and future ‘resources’.
2020 Muds, bacterial nanowires, petroleum source rocks, metal resources, hazards
2021 Gravity measurements chart massive depletion in groundwater beneath India and Pakistan.