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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Rolf Schuttenhelm reports that in Part 16 of his temperature trend analysis series, he discusses one of the main reasons almost everyone still underestimates climate urgency: Thermal inertia of the climate system, a delay between the moment of emissions of CO2, and the moment the (majority of) inevitably resulting atmospheric warming manifests itself, a time lag of decades, with very large implications.

Before the onset of new subsequent atmospheric warming records (2014, 2015, 2016), atmospheric warming showed what some referred to as a plateau. This graph shows the opposite of tha... More →
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Related Environmental Issues / Brine and Injection Well Issues

Buono, et al., Baker Institute of Rice University (2015) opine that providing access to clean water is a grand challenge in engineering (actually in geoscience), and supplying sufficient, clean water is a problem around the globe (usually dealt with by professional hydrogeologists and by licensed geoscientists in the State of Texas). This challenge is visible in Texas, where drought coincides with population growth and increases in water demand.

The 2012 Texas State Water Plan reports a 2,700 million cubic meters (MCM) gap between fresh water supply and demand in 2010, a number pre... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations

Ellis (2015) reports that in August 2013, the Appraisal Practices Board of the U.S. Appraisal Foundation issued its APB Valuation Advisory #4 - Identifying Comparable Properties, which contains analysis and examples that may suggest a broader meaning of the term comparable properties than is current convention in real property value appraisal in the United States and internationally.

The advisory is directed at the appraisal of real property of all kinds, including interests in mineral properties, as indicated by the inclusion of two mineral property appraisal papers in the appendi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Familiarity with nuclear energy and its role as a reliable producer of low-carbon electricity increases support for the technology, according to a new national public opinion survey. There is a direct connection between feeling knowledgeable about nuclear energy and favoring it, said Ann Bisconti, of Bisconti Research. Among respondents who feel very well-informed about nuclear energy, 75% are in favor and 54% are strongly favorable. In contrast, only 18% of the self-described very well-informed group strongly opposes it.

Those who feel very well-informed about a topic are more like... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

LAWYER IN VIETNAM OLIVER MASSMANN AT MEETING WITH NEW PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN XUAN PHUC

SUSTAINABLE
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IS WHAT VIETNAM NEEDS MOST

FINANCE
PM NAMES FOUR KEY TASKS FOR BANKING SECTOR
VIETINBANK LOOKING FOR MORE M&A OPPORTUNITIES

ECONOMY
PM: PRIVATE SECTOR KEY DRIVER FOR GROWTH
DELEGATES PROPOSE CHANGES TO COMPETITION LAW

INVESTMENT
HEUS HARBOURS BIG PLANS FOR VIETNAM
PM SUPPORTS GOLDMAN SACHS INVESTMENT

REAL ESTATE
HEART OF HO CHI MINH CITY TO GET $1.35 BILLION REJUVENATIONMore →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Just released figures, illustrations and data sources from the 2015 update of the Planetary Boundaries, (Steffen et. al, 16 January 2015, Science)

Main figures

Fig. 1. The conceptual framework for the planetary boundaries approach

Fig, 2. The global distributions and current status of the control variables for (A) biogeochemical flows, P, (B) biogeochemical flows N, (C) land-system change, and (D) freshwater use

Fig. 3. The current status of the control variables for seven of the nine planetary boundaries

Supplementary figures

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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Hannah Waters of the Smithsonian, opines that even though the dire predictions of first Earth Day almost 50 years ago did not come to be, they live on in our environmental discourse, and then as now, the most extreme voices get the most attention.

It is important to acknowledge that there is a relationship between the past predictions and the current ones, says Paul Sabin, a Yale environmental historian. They helped feed a dynamic of extremes with both sides bashing each other.

This is evident in the loudest parts of the climate change discussion. Extremists on one side a... More →
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Index / Gas Shales / Development Technology, Hydrofracking

A new technique to spot contamination of shallow groundwater has been devised by a team of researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center. The new technique can be used to track the contamination caused by unconventional gas extraction methods like fracking.

This new development could also help to regulate the safety of coal-bed methane extraction as well as shale gas extraction, which have raised concerns regarding contamination of groundwater.

One of the techniques adopted for shale gas extraction ... More →
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Index / Professional Associations, Institutes & Societies

This month the EFG GeoNews draws geologists attention to the workshop co-organised by APG and EFG in May in Lisbon .. The importance of geological knowledge for sustainable land use. In the section Minerals, you will find more information about the international STONECHANGE 2016 conference that offers special opportunities for all EurGeol title holders.

More information ...

European Institutions ...

Public consultation on the development of a comprehensive, integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union
Deadline for par... More →
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Index / Professional Associations, Institutes & Societies

Stephanie Scotti blogs that there is something extraordinary about TED. This nonprofit foundation has touched millions around the world with inspirational talks, spreading ideas that invite listeners to see the world in a new or different way. Chances are, you have been seen at least one TED talk.

Scotti was recently honored to serve on the Speaker Selection Committee and be a speaker coach for a TEDx event in Raleigh, NC. This experience gave rise to some lessons and tips worth spreading.

TED-inspired tips to enhance your next presentation ...

1. Have an idea ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Plateau Uranium Inc., formerly Macusani Yellowcake Inc., has successfully consolidated all known uranium resources on the Macusani Plateau in Puno, Peru, solidifying a dominant position in one of the largest undeveloped uranium districts in the world.

1. Controls one of the largest undeveloped uranium projects in the world.
2. Consolidated Resource in Emerging Uranium District
3. 52.9 M lbs U3O8 Measured & Indicated (248 ppm)
4. 72.1 M lbs U3O8 Inferred (251 ppm)
5. 75 ppm U cut-off
6. Robust Resource at Higher Grade Cut-Off
7. 32.8 M lbs U3O8 Measu... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Matthew Spizziri reports that in a recent article on TheHill.com, Stephen Antony, of Energy Fuels Inc., discussed the sustainability-driven market dynamics influencing the transportation sector. The enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs) demonstrates that, even with crude oil and gasoline prices near six-year lows, clean power sources to charge these vehicles around the clock is needed. In many parts of the U.S., these superficially clean and green EVs will be powered by fossil fuels, including coal. That leads Antony to suggest that nuclear energy should have a larger role to play as utilitie... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The Mkuju River mine is an open pit mine deemed one of the most promising sources of uranium in the world. It is operated by Uranium One. Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom owns 100% of the external shares through affiliates.

They expect to sign a mining deal soon that will flesh out conditions on the industrial development of this mine. They indicated that Rosatom can reach the industrial scale of uranium mining in 2018. Rosatom joined the Mkuju River Project in 2011, increasing the uranium resources by 70% over the past four years, from the initial 35,000 tonnes to 5... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The site in Retortillo, Spain could become the only open-cast uranium mine in Europe. A controversial decision by the Ministry of Industry to authorize a uranium mine in the province of Salamanca (Castilla y Leon) is to be investigated by the national High Court, following an appeal against the project by ecologist platform groups.

The mine is near small municipalities of Retortillo and Villavieja de Yeltes, close to the border with Portugal. If it were to go ahead this would be the first active uranium mine in Spain since 2003, and the Berkeley website explains that the site is one... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Live Mint reports that the Indian government plans to set up nuclear power plants in north India, including one each in Uttarakhand and Punjab, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Minister of state in the prime minister office Jitendra Singh said there are plans to set up nuclear plants in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, observing that the plants in north India have not been discussed much in the press.

Responding to the new information on the leak in unit one of Kakrapar power stations, he said the plant is under regular shutdown. But the shutdown is likely to ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Jiji Press reports that a team of geoscientists reported to the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday that the fault under the No. 1 reactor at the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture is active.

The new nuclear plant safety standards in Japan prohibit the construction of important facilities, such as reactors, on sites directly above active faults. Hokuriku Electric Power Co., which owns the plant could face difficulties reactivating the No. 1 reactor may be forced to decommission it.

The new safety standards were compiled based on the lessons learned fro... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Michael Purdie, of NEI, blogs that in 2015, total generating costs for U.S. nuclear generation declined to $35.50 per MWh from $36.35 per MWh, a 2% decrease (2015 dollars). Total generating costs are the all-in costs that include fuel, capital, and operating expenses.

The costs decreased roughly evenly between fuel ($0.31 per MWh), capital ($0.22 per MWh), and operations ($0.33 per MWh). While the costs declined in 2015, performance improved. The nuclear industry operated at 92.2% capacity factor, which was an increase from 2014 (91.7%) and 2013 (89.9%).

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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

NEI reports that familiarity with nuclear energy and its role as a reliable producer of low-carbon electricity increases support for the technology, according to a new national public opinion survey. There is a direct connection between feeling knowledgeable about nuclear energy and favoring it, said Ann Bisconti, of Bisconti Research. Among respondents who feel very well-informed about nuclear energy, 75% are in favor and 54% are strongly favorable. In contrast, only 18% of the self-described as a very well-informed group strongly opposes it.

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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Andrews-based nuclear waste storage firm Waste Control Specialists is scheduled to make a formal announcement Thursday regarding its plans to operate an interim consolidated storage facility.

The company sent a news release today announcing that it plans to seek a license for the facility from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It would be the first interim storage facility, according to the news release in the U.S., and would store used nuclear fuel, a byproduct of the electrical generation process at nuclear energy facilities.

Waste Control Specialists started as a low-... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ann S. Bisconti reports that two recent polls, one conducted by Gallup and the other by the University of Texas, seem to show public opinion about nuclear energy headed in different directions. A 3rd survey, the spring 2016 nuclear energy survey by Bisconti Research for the Nuclear Energy Institute, found favorability numbers about the same as last year. Moreover, the percentages favoring nuclear energy in the 3 surveys diverged widely. In looking for the reasons for the vast differences in the poll results, one finds useful lessons about public opinion.

The poll results. The Gallup... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues / Agencies

We are living in a global village. If you have not created a personal brand and developed an engaging presence online, you are missing out on major opportunities. More on the subject in the interview ...

A radio interview...

This is yet another illustration of the power of social media with an introduction from long time Twitter connection CareerSherpa. Hannah Morgan to Mary van de Wiel, Brand Anthropologist, creator of NY Brand Lab & Brand Audits and of Zing Your Brand.

As CEO, Brand Anthropologist at The NY Brand Lab and ZingYourBrand.com, a NY-based con... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues / Agencies

Dorothy Dalton blogs that the stats on the level of engagement in all organizations come out overwhelmingly against the boss. 66% seems to be a standard figure for disengaged employees, so let us work around that. It starts with the top employee who can bail fastest and more easily than the others. Then it trickles downwards, so that means losing your team will be the next step.

The top performer departure can blindside you. They are the best for a reason. Part of that is they are tapped into the market and bring their best selves to every situation. Very often their exit will be di... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Zheng Jinran (China Daily) reports that China has set major targets to improve its nuclear energy security and capacity to control radiation sources in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). It is the first time this has been included in the national development roadmap, as the nation becomes a leading global nuclear player.

The country has 30 nuclear reactors in operation and another 26 under construction. The total number of reactors has exceeded that in Japan, which has 54, said Tang Bo, head of the nuclear energy security supervision under the Ministry of Environmental Protection.More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/Water Economics

According to Jeff Falk of Rice University, research brief from the Baker Institute for Public Policy concluded that an understanding and utilization of unconventional water resources can serve to increase water security and assist economic growth, effectively closing the gap between water supply and demand. One unconventional water source is brackish groundwater (water with high TDS between 1,000 and 10,000 ppm). For example, in Texas, oil and gas producers are using brackish groundwater as an alternative source of water for hydraulic fracking operations, especially in the Eagle Ford, Permian,... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Graeme Hosken reports that ground-breaking research on nuclear waste by U.S. scientists has given their South African colleagues working on preventing the pollution of water by the acid-water draining from old mines a new and powerful tool. Scientists at Washington University, in St Louis, have discovered a new method of immobilizing, binding as a compound with another substance, uranium in contaminated groundwater. This is likely to lead to more success in rehabilitation efforts at mines.

Uranium is sometimes a by-product of gold mining. The research was aimed at neutralizing urani... More →
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