22 November 2014. Like “Interstellar" but real, amazing images from this week’s comet landing.
22 November 2014. Pakistan is the largest country where wheat is the staple grain of nearly the entire population. With 6 to 7 times more people, China and India consume much more wheat, but in both nations rice surpasses wheat in importance.
22 November 2014. General Motors Co. will invest $63 million as part of an expansion at a mid-Michigan plant where crossover vehicles are being built, the automaker announced Wednesday. GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Eaton County will get about 263,000 square feet of new space and robotic equipment.
THE WEASHINGTON TIMES
At industryabout.com: GM - Lansing Delta Car Assembly Plant
22 November 2014. As foreign gold and diamond mine operators fled the conflict in the Central African Republic, anti-balaka militia and Seleka rebels gradually replaced them. In the village of Ndassima, in the eastern C.A.R., the Seleka rebels have taken control of the mine and its revenues.
THE VOICE OF AMERICA
Nevsun Resources Accused of Complicity in Torture, Slavery, and Crimes against Humanity in New Lawsuit (Eritrea)
22 November 2014. Earlier today, three plaintiffs filed suit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Nevsun Resources, a Vancouver-based international mining company whose primary operation is its Bisha gold mine in western Eritrea. The plaintiffs allege that they and other Eritreans were forced to work against their will on the construction of the mine.
At industryabout: Bisha Gold Mine
California consumers and shareholders to foot bill to shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant (USA)
22 November 2014. Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The vote by the California Public Utilities Commission was 5-0.
22 November 2014. Each day, some two billion gallons of water are pumped from Long Island Sound into the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn. — that state’s only nuclear power plant — and used to help cool systems and support the station’s two operating reactors. After it heats up, about 90 percent of that water is discharged back into the Sound at about 20 degrees warmer than when it was taken in.
THE SUFFOLK TIMES
22 November 2014. A fire at a Scottish nuclear power plant led to an "unauthorised" release of radioactivity in to the environment, an investigation has revealed.
Another Global Financial Crisis? UK Prime Minister David Cameron Warns Of ‘Possible Third Recession’
21 November 2014. David Cameron is painting a grim future for the global economy – one on the brink of another recession. High unemployment rates in Europe, weakening markets in Asia, conflict in the Middle East, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Ukraine conflict all add to the “dangerous backdrop of instability,” the British prime minister wrote in a column published in the Guardian on Monday.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
21 November 2014. The company had proposed to set up a grinding mill with a production capacity of 2Mt/yr. It will also have a 12MW biomass-based captive power plant.
21 November 2014. An animal rights group has charged Koch Foods chicken processing locations with unsanitary conditions, releasing a video that purports to show workers admitting to problems that would get the facilities in trouble with the United States Department of Agriculture.
CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
At industryabout.com: Koch Foods - Chattanooga Meat Processing Plant
21 November 2014. A new cyber security company plans to house its manufacturing assembly plant in Questa, and if all goes according to plan it will put 50 people to work by the start of the new year.
THE TAOS NEWS
21 November 2014. Stobart Group has reached financial close on a £110m project to build the North West's largest waste wood renewable energy plant.
21 November 2014. The results of a third-party review into the design of a northwestern B.C. gold and copper mine says it has the potential to cause significantly more environmental damage than the recent collapse of the Mount Polley tailings pond.
21 November 2014. A sinkhole with a diameter of 30-40 meters has been detected to the east of the Solikamsk-2 production site, at the area packed with summer cottages. There were no casualties reported so far.
21 November 2014. Sensors in the feet of Rosetta’s lander Philae have recorded the sound of touchdown as it first came into contact with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
20 November 2014. Malaysian multinational YTL blew up the only hill Plectostoma sciaphilum resided on to cultivate the limestone for their cement. Surrounding hills, where other endangered snail species take refuge, await the same fate.
More information: Malaysian microjewels going extinct as they are discovered
Detailed pictures and report: Quarrying of Bukit Sagu & Bukit Tenggek, Pahang
At industryabout.com: YTL - Bukit Sagu Cement Plant
20 November 2014. International Coal Ventures Pvt Ltd., the Indian group that bought Rio Tinto Group’s coal-mining assets in Mozambique for $50 million this year, plans to build a power plant in the country.
20 November 2014. Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL), China’s second-biggest maker of solar panels, agreed to build and operate a 10-megawatt solar project in southern Jordan. Trina agreed to start building the Shamsuna Solar project in Aqaba, Jordan next month.
20 November 2014. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Wednesday said it is pursuing “exit options” for its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Canada as iron prices continue to fall.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
20 November 2014. The US Senate has narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada's controversial tar sands.
- Spanish navy rams Greenpeace boat and injures activists against oil drilling (Spain)
- Potash Producers Jump After Uralkali Evacuates Mine (Russia)
- Fire at Kori Nuclear Power Plant Goes Undetected for Over an Hour (South Korea)
- Biggest Solar Power Plant In Africa Now Online — 96 MW Jasper Power Project Awakens (South Africa)
- Construction begins on Loudoun County gas power plant (USA)
- Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change
- Video: Drone captures aftermath of Italy floods
- Massive Dumping of Fracking Wastewater Poisons California's Water in a historical drought (USA)
- Massive fire destroys Campofrio plant in Burgos (Spain)
- McDonald's Won't Buy Simplot's GMO Potato (USA)