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  • Wind farm in Germany being demolished to make room for coal mine

    10/31/2022 1:07:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 30, 2022 | Paul Sacca
    A wind farm in Germany is being demolished to make room for a coal mine expansion. German energy giant RWE is tearing down wind turbines to expand a neighboring coal mine in an effort to deal with the country's energy crisis. The area of the wind farm near the small town of Lützerath will be used to expand the Garzweiler open pit mine in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The wind farm features eight wind turbines. One wind turbine was dismantled last week, two more are scheduled to be deconstructed some time next year, and the final five will be...
  • Nevada lithium mine pits Biden green agenda against radical environmentalists

    06/14/2022 3:17:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2022 | Bill Gertz
    Clash comes as global demand surges to power batteries for electric cars.. A northern Nevada mine that is the largest-known source of lithium in the United States for electric car batteries is facing resistance from a radical environmental group and some of its American Indian supporters. The mine at Thacker Pass is on Bureau of Land Management property in rural Nevada between two mountain ranges about 25 miles south of the border with Oregon. The fight reflects other political battles between liberals and far-left factions within the Democratic Party, with larger ramifications for the party’s agenda. Lithium is the key...
  • Turkey briefly stops traffic in Bosphorus Strait to defuse mine

    03/27/2022 9:43:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 27 Mar 2022
    Turkey’s military has deactivated a mine that had drifted in from the Black Sea, setting off a loud explosion in the process, days after Russia warned several of them had washed away from Ukrainian ports. On Saturday, defence minister Hulusi Akar described the object, first discovered by fishermen in the upper Bosphorus strait, as an old type of mine and said he was in touch with both Russian and Ukrainian authorities about it. Maritime traffic has safely been opened after coordination with the Turkish coastguard and naval forces, the minister added. Earlier on Saturday, the coastguard said two-way ship traffic...
  • Estonian cargo ship SINKS after 'hitting a MINE' off Ukraine coast near Odessa

    03/03/2022 6:47:26 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/3/2022 | Jack Newman
    An Estonian-owned cargo ship has been sunk off the coast of Ukraine after hitting a mine. Four crew members are still missing and two are in a life raft at sea following the explosion near Odeasa. Igor Ilves, managing director of Tallinn-based manager Vista Shipping Agency, said the ship likely struck a mine, adding: 'The vessel has finally sunk. Two of the crew are in a raft on the water and four others are missing. I don't know where they are at the moment.' Estonia is a member of NATO and the EU, and while an official reason has yet...
  • US backs rare flower habitat amid Nevada lithium mine fight (only 8.98 years left)

    02/05/2022 2:26:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    AP 'News' ^ | 2/04/22 | Scott Sonner
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed designating critical habitat for a Nevada wildflower it plans to list as endangered amid a conflict over a mine to produce lithium batteries for electric vehicles critical to the Biden administration’s plans to combat climate change. The agency on Wednesday proposed designating critical habitat for Tiehm’s buckwheat on a high-desert ridge near the California line halfway between Reno and Las Vegas. It’s the only place in the world the delicate, 6-inch-tall (15-centimeter) wildflower with yellow blooms is known to exist. It’s also the site where Ioneer USA Corp....
  • Craig, one of Colorado’s last coal towns, grapples with its future as its power plant and mine shut down

    01/27/2022 7:53:20 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 2022 | Patty Nieberg
    The coal plant is closing, along with the mine that feeds it and has nearly 115 more employees, and all the workers will lose their jobs over the next decade ... The same scenario is playing out in other small towns across the U.S. After decades of relying on coal for their workforce, tax base and way of life, the towns face uncertain futures as new state and national legislation forces the retirement of fossil fuels ... The impact spreads beyond the plants workers and is felt by the rest of the community, too. In Craig, much of the infrastructure...
  • Apple, Google, Tesla among companies accused of using child labor in Africa

    12/18/2019 9:03:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 18 2019 | Marty Johnson
    A lawsuit filed this week in Washington, D.C., alleges that some of the world's largest technology firms knowingly engaged in the usage of child labor in Africa's cobalt mines. The suit was filed by nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates and mentions Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Tesla and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, USA Today reports. Cobalt is an essential part of rechargeable lithium batteries that power many of the electronic devices that the listed companies sell. According to the suit, two mining companies — British company Glencore and Chinese company Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt — supplied cobalt to all of the...
  • The Price of Gold: Kyrgyzstan’s Showdown With Western Investors (Fight over a big gold mine)

    10/01/2021 8:27:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    The Diplomat (Asian News) ^ | 24 September 2021 | Gabriel Gavin
    On the surface, Kyrgyzstan is one of the world’s poorest nations, but just beneath the ground it holds almost unimaginable wealth. Carved high into the side of the Tien Shan mountain range, the Kumtor gold mine was built to extract that wealth, making the Central Asian nation, and the Canadian firm behind the project, rich in the process. Instead, the vast mine, one of the world’s largest, has become the center of a long-running political row. In May, just weeks after being inaugurated as the country’s president following violent riots last October, Sadyr Japyrov ordered officials to roll in and...
  • Superpowers eye Greenland vote in scramble for Earth's treasures

    Colin Freeman Sat, April 3, 2021, 5:47 AM Picture taken on March 30, 2021 shows a view of Nuuk, Greenland - EMIL HELMS /AFP Picture taken on March 30, 2021 shows a view of Nuuk, Greenland - EMIL HELMS /AFP AS elections go, it sounds rather minor-league: a contest with just 40,000 voters, triggered by a planning row in one of the most remote, inhospitable corners of the planet. On Tuesday, though, diplomats from Washington to Beijing will be watching carefully as Greenland holds snap parliamentary polls. With a total of population of just 56,000, its electorate is smaller than...
  • Joesph Wilson changes story, Baghdad Bob tried to buy uranium from Niger?

    04/30/2004 1:54:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 353+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | 04/30/04 | JAMES TARANTO
    BY JAMES TARANTO Friday, April 30, 2004 4:11 p.m. EDT Joe Says It Was So Remember Joe Wilson, the loudmouthed former ambassador who stirred up a kerfuffle last year by claiming that BUSH LIED!!!! when he purportedly said Saddam Hussein's Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Niger? Now Wilson has a book out, and it seems he's changing his story. The Washington Post reports: It was Saddam Hussein's information minister, Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf, often referred to in the Western press as "Baghdad Bob," who approached an official of the African nation of Niger in 1999 to discuss trade--an overture...
  • The Cargill salt mine: an other world under Lake Erie

    12/26/2020 7:28:23 AM PST · by texas booster · 92 replies
    Down, down, down. In three minutes, the skip drops nearly 1,700 feet below Cleveland. Then the giant metal door swings open, and you’re deposited in an other-world, with walls, ceiling and floor made of salt. Dirty brown salt at the Cargill mine’s entrance, where the rock has absorbed diesel fumes and dust for more than 60 years. Pristine white, with glimmering flecks, at the mine’s far reaches, 3 miles north, under Lake Erie. “I look out at the water, and it’s like, man, we’re under that!” said Cargill employee Cachet Hilton, 45. Every day, the 5-mile wide mine gets a...
  • Army Corps rejects permit for controversial gold mine project opposed by Don Trump Jr.

    11/25/2020 11:10:59 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/25/20 | Abby Smith
    The Trump administration has rejected a permit for the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska, likely dealing the project’s final blow even before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
  • Nearly $500K discovered hidden inside chair at Miami airport

    09/12/2020 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/11/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Customs officers at Miami International Airport were sitting pretty after discovering nearly $500,000 hidden inside a chair being smuggled out of the US, officials said. The US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the $491,280 in the chair, which sat along with other furniture in a recent shipment bound for the Dominican Republic, the agency said in a statement. Authorities selected the crate for examination during outbound enforcement operations, officials said. “Criminal organizations will attempt to export large sums of cash to launder their ill-gotten gains,” said Robert Del Toro, the CBP’s acting port director. “This is a significant seizure...
  • At least 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse

    09/12/2020 8:51:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    al jazeera ^ | 09/12/2020
    The accident in the makeshift mine occurred on Friday about 3pm local time (13:00 GMT) following heavy rains in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province. The mine was not located on the Kamituga gold concession owned by the Canadian miner Banro Corporation, the company's chief executive said. Thousands of informal miners operate in and around mines in DRC, which produces more than half of the world's cobalt, a key component in electric car batteries. Mining accidents are common, with dozens of deaths every year in mines where often ill-equipped diggers burrow deep underground in search for ore. Last...
  • Remembering the Gold King Mine Blowout ( Colorado, NM, and Utah )

    09/03/2020 10:43:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 04, 2020 | Duggan Flanakin
    On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Utah announced an agreement that ends the state’s lawsuit. Neither the EPA nor the contractors involved at the Gold King spill site are entirely off the hook for their alleged missteps that resulted in downstream damages. Lawsuits filed by the Navajo Nation, the State of New Mexico, and a group of Navajo farmers and ranchers have been consolidated, and discovery is proceeding, with a projected...
  • Want to Mine the Moon? Here’s a Detailed Map of all its Minerals

    05/05/2020 1:19:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 5/4/20 | Matt Williams
    Posted on May 4, 2020May 4, 2020 by Matt Williams Want to Mine the Moon? Here’s a Detailed Map of all its Minerals The prospect of mining asteroids and the Moon is on a lot of peoples’ minds lately. Maybe it’s all the growth that’s happened in the commercial aerospace industry in the past few decades. Or perhaps it’s because of Trump’s recent executive order to allow for asteroid and lunar mining. Either way, there is no shortage of entrepreneurs and futurists who can’t wait to start prospecting and harvest the natural bounty of space!Coincidentally enough, future lunar miners...
  • EPA dropped salmon protection after Trump met with Alaska governor

    08/09/2019 9:30:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 9, 2019 | Scott Bronstein, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Ashley Hackett
    The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world's most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska's governor, CNN has learned. The EPA publicly announced the reversal July 30, but EPA staff sources tell CNN that they were informed of the decision a month earlier, during a hastily arranged video conference after Trump's meeting with Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The governor, a supporter of the project, emerged from that meeting saying the president assured him that he's "doing everything...
  • Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes (& two broken legs)

    10/19/2018 3:44:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/18 | ANITA SNOW
    An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very fortunate individual," Operations Commander Roger Yensen of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Posse said Thursday of 62-year-old John Waddell. Waddell owns the land where the shaft is located north of Phoenix and was using a rope to lower himself into it on...
  • There Is A Naval Mine Floating In The Waters Near Kitsap Naval Base In Washington (Updated)

    08/28/2018 8:32:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    There appears to be a contact-style naval mine floating in the waters near Bainbridge Island, Washington. This island is located directly across from Seattle and vessels have to navigate around either side of it to reach the sprawling Kitsap Naval Base. The base is home to one of the Navy's most important shipyards as it is capable of servicing even the largest supercarriers and is a major decommissioning site for retired nuclear powered vessels. KGW.com reports that the mine was spotted near Brownsville Marina, which sits across the channel from the western side of the island. The Coast Guard has...
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...