Tag: Environmental

Leaders in Mine Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Technology Honored by NMA and Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this month are honoring outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology.


NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Award recognizes coal and mineral mining operations in 10 categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines.

Twenty American mining operations – six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines, including five NMA members – will be honored with the award recognizing performance in 2019.

“The Sentinels of Safety award acknowledges outstanding achievements in safety,” said Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO. “These achievements are

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State senate candidates: Career and technical education key to environmental, economic success

BRUNSWICK — Supporting career and technical education programs for young people could go a long way toward ensuring a future for Maine that is both economically and environmentally sustainable, according to four candidates vying to represent the Midcoast in the Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24.

Sen. Eloise Vitelli, the Democrat incumbent, and Holly Kopp, a Republican, are running to represent District 23, which encompasses Sagadahoc County and Dresden. Rep Mattie Daughtry, a Democrat, will face Republican Brad Pattershall for the seat representing District 24, which includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. 

The four candidates participated in a virtual forum hosted by the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce on Friday. 

Vitelli, Kopp, Daughtry and Pattershall all expressed staunch support for making Region 10 Technical High School, the area’s vocational and technical school, a full-fledged, four-year comprehensive technical high school where students learn career and technical subjects alongside their

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B&W Environmental to Supply Highly Efficient Cooling Technology for Pulp Mill in Brazil

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced today that its B&W Environmental segment will design and supply its highly efficient SPIG S.p.A. cooling towers for a pulp mill operated by LD Celulose S.A. in the Triângulo Mineiro region in Brazil. The contract is valued at approximately $2 million.

LD Celulose S.A. is a joint venture between the Austria-based Lenzing Group and the Brazil-based Duratex. The plant will produce 500,000 tons of soluble cellulose annually.

“B&W Environmental’s specialized SPIG cooling solutions can be tailored for the needs of the pulp & paper industry and for soluble cellulose production,” said SPIG Managing Director Alberto Galantini. “We see a growing market for our services in South America, especially in Brazil.”

“For this project, we will provide SPIG cooling tower cells with concrete structures, engineered to meet our customer’s specifications,” Galantini said. “We thank LD Celulose for this opportunity and look forward to a

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches a New Sensor to Support the Development of STEM Skills and Environmental Literacy

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vernier recently launched the new Go Direct® Weather System to engage students in hands-on data collection as they learn important environmental science concepts. This affordable wireless sensor can be used in the classroom or out in the field to help middle school, high school, and college-level students investigate and analyze a variety of environmental factors.

“This new sensor for environmental science provides an affordable way for STEM educators to engage their students in data collection as they explore the science of natural phenomena,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The Go Direct Weather System is notable because students can collect and analyze multiple types of environmental data using just one compact system.”

The two-part Go Direct Weather System consists of the Go Direct Weather sensor and the Go Direct Weather Vane. The handheld weather sensor is used

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Environmental Waste International Inc.: Tire Business, Amazing Technology (OTCMKTS:YEWTF)

Why am I now looking at a penny stock?

After I sold my previous company, SyncBASE/OPTRACK about five years ago, I was released from the restriction of trading shares of my public clients. Environmental Waste International Inc. (TSXV: EWS) (OTC:YEWTF) was one of those companies. The price of the stock was less than CAD 10 cents a share at that time, and I invested a good chunk of money in it.

One of the reasons for my investment was my relationship with EWI’s CEO, Bob MacBean: Bob was the first client of OPTRACK when he was CFO of another public company. Bob also sat on the Board of my company. When he took the position as CEO of EWI, he began using my product, OPTRACK, again for EWI.

Last month, EWI had a breakthrough through a deal with a Danish company called WindSpace to develop waste tire recycling plants across

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Major Facebook Hack Targets Mauritius Oil Spill Environmental Protesters

Silicon Valley giant, Facebook
, has now been drawn into the controversy surrounding oil spill ship, The Wakashio, in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that has been ongoing for seven weeks.

Events in Mauritius took another turn for the worse yesterday, when there was widespread reports of Facebook accounts linked to the environmental protesters being hacked one day ahead of major planned protests in the country and outside Mauritian embassies around the world.

Two of the main Facebook groups that had been established following the grounding of a Japanese vessel, The Wakashio

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Future availability of non-renewable metal resources and the influence of environmental, social, and governance conflicts on metal production

Mineral reserves and resources reporting codes and use

Understanding reserve and resource assessments requires knowledge of the terminology and the way the minerals industry operates, specifically how and why mineral resources and reserves “grow” over time coincident with production13,14. Reserves and resources are reported by the global mining industry to indicate the amount of contained metal or other commodities within a given mineral deposit. These terms form the basis for formal codes, guidelines, and legal instruments that are used to determine the value for companies and other entities that own mineral deposits. The approaches outlined in these codes contain strict definitions for resources and reserves, summarised as follows (adapted from ref. 30):

  • Resources are known metal concentrations of economic interest with grade, quality and quantity suggesting reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction.

  • Reserves are the economically mineable part of resources that incorporate assessment of “modifying factors” such

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