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Led by Jeffrey D. King, P.G., and Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., the Principals have served industry in the U.S. and overseas for de... More →
|Index / Health & Safety|
|In the past, healthcare providers and public health entities interpreted federal law as a requirement that a paper copy of each VIS had to be handed to the recipient prior to vaccination, and that the recipient must take this copy away with him or her following the vaccination. The evolution of electronic media has resulted in broadening of this interpretation. |
VISs may be reviewed on a computer monitor or any video display.
VISs may be downloaded by the recipient to a smartphone or other electronic device to read at his or her convenience. VISs have been specially forma... More →
|Index / Geothermal Energy / Economics|
|Megan Geuss reports that most people think of Iceland when they think of geothermal power. On that island, approximately 90 percent of homes are heated by geothermal energy. But some 12 gigawatts of geothermal power are generated worldwide, and the US is one of the largest producers of it, generating nearly 3.4 gigawatts in 2013.|
The Steamboat Complex is within the Reno city limits, and it is made up of seven smaller plants that collectively generate 78 megawatts of power. A typical coal-fired power plant can generate around 660 megawatts of power, so the Ormat system 78 megawatts a... More →
|Index / Coal / Exploration and Production|
|Frik Els reports that China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined and is reliant on the fossil fuel for two-thirds of total energy consumption and 80 per cent of its electricity generation. 2013 was the 14th consecutive year of rising coal consumption, output and imports for the country albeit at a slower pace but 2014 could become a turning point as the country wages a war on pollution.|
The China July coal production rose in July for the first time in three according the latest official data released by the China Coal Transport and Distribution Association on ... More →
|Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact|
|Travis McPherson reports that more than three-quarters of China electricity is currently generated by coal. In fact, China burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. They burn coal not only for electricity but also for smelting steel. China produces half of the steel globally, and for baking limestone to make cement. China also produces half of the world cement. The International Energy Agency - IEA - estimates that this trend will not slow. He suggests that Bejing plans to double its coal-power plants in just 25 years. However, other reports suggest that China is backing out of coa... More →|
|Index / Mining & Minerals / Rare Earth Exploration and Mining|
|The World Trade Organization (WTO) slapped down Chinese restrictions on rare-earth element exports as a phony environmental ruse that actually gives the domestic industries an unfair price advantage. The issue had been percolating for years amid a spike in demand for rare earths from the makers of high-tech products, including smartphones, aircraft engines and most electric and hybrid cars. Now, the WTO Appellate Body has sided with the U.S., the EU and Japan, which lodged a formal complaint against China in 2012. The WTO final ruling says China must drop its export tariffs and quotas within a... More →|
|Index / Climate Change (Global Warming or Cooling)|
|Dr. Conca reports that long-term changes in global and local temperatures kill animals. Plants, too. We geologists have a good understanding of changes in global temperatures through time and some things are pretty clear. First, major climatic changes have happened over and over again for the last billion years. Whenever it occurs, there follows lots and lots of death. Second, it is not about the absolute temperature or the absolute amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is about the rate of change. Temperatures have been much higher many times in the past. Atmospheric CO2 levels have been much h... More →|
|Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration|
|The Government of the Australian State of Queensland says it is now ready to accept applications for uranium mining projects following its announcement of a new regulatory framework. The state lifted its long-standing ban on uranium mining in 2012. Mine Minister Andrew Cripps indicated that a modern and robust framework is required to ensure that uranium mining in Queensland is carried out according to the best environmental protection and safety standards.|
The government said that the framework provides regulatory efficiency and investment certainty for uranium mining in Queensland... More →
|Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues|
|Malcolm Sutton reports that fears that dust from a planned mine on Yorke Peninsula could contaminate crops with low-level uranium and potentially travel as far as Adelaide have been raised by campaigners. The YP Landholders Group said an estimated 3 million kilograms of dust produced annually by Rex Minerals Hillside copper, gold and ore mine could include radioactive uranium and its decay products, called radon gas and radon daughters.|
Chairman Stephen Lodge cited a joint paper written by a US doctor Dale Dewar that found long-lived radioisotopes from uranium mines could spread on surrou... More →
|Index / Coal / Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses|
|Focus Graphite is developing one of the most important graphite projects in North America at Lac Knife, Quebec. Focus has already signed a 10-year strategic agreement for up to 40,000 tons per year - 400,000 ton total - of graphite concentrate with a Chinese-based industrial consortium located in the port city of Dalian, Lianing Province, China, one of the most important centers for trade and industry, and home to many of high-tech companies. Grafoid Inc. is Focus Graphite graphene research and development partner, which has been cooperating with a number of companies worldwide to achieve a co... More →|
|Index / Mining & Minerals / Rare Earth Exploration and Mining|
|Hongpo Shen reports that as a result of the WTO Appellate Body issuing its report on August 7th, 2014, while it has upheld a ruling that China violated international trade rules with restrictions on the export of rare earths, China Ministry of Commerce - MOFCOM - responded to this ruling with a statement saying that it regretted the WTO reaffirmation of its earlier ruling, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The MOFCOM also reportedly vowed to study the decision and adopt measures which are in accordance with the WTO rules in the future. Despite the MOFCOM has not yet announced its counter-me... More →|