Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Cultivating responsible mining in Canada and abroad

    In 2004 the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) launched the ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ standard (TSM) in Canada to improve the…
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    26 Mar
  2. Eliminating digital risk in 2018: mining’s biggest new headache?

    The concept of digital mining is nothing new. In fact, a 2017 EY poll of more than 700 industry representatives…
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    15 Feb
  3. Mining in Mexico: activity and expectation is high in 2018

    Mexico is a prime mining destination, with a 500-year history of exploration and production. With the country’s abundant resources of…
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    13 Feb
  4. The race to mine Afghanistan

    For years, governments and experts have contemplated the mineral resource wealth of Afghanistan, where the US has been at war…
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    12 Dec
  5. Is state-funded mining making a comeback?

    The Australian and Canadian Governments recently announced plans to finance new mines, in a move which suggests that the sourcing…
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    11 Sep
  6. Honing skills at the Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Competition

    Mine rescues are highly specialised. Often working in remote regions, rescuers must be firefighters, paramedics, problem solvers and team players….
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    13 Aug
  7. Legalising North East India’s mica mines

    It makes cars sparkle and eyeshadow shimmer. Yet, despite the glamourous hue it produces,  how mica is collected is far…
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    16 Jul
  8. Mining in Mali: balancing prospects and problems

    Landlocked between six other West African nations, including Burkina Faso and Guinea, Mali is a gold mining star in a…
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    2 Jul
  9. The Anthropocene Epoch: how mining spurs rapid mineral diversification

    The impact of mining on the environment is often measured by the acute loss of biological diversity. However, new research indicates…
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    12 Jun
  10. Can palladium remain strong despite a disruptive auto sector?

    Roughly 75% of demand for the precious metal palladium is from catalysts of gasoline-fuelled cars, the type of cars which…
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    22 May

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