Monthly Archives: November 2015

Illinois coal mine


“After more than five years, a proposed coal mine in central Illinois remains in a holding pattern, but landowners opposed to the project have not let their guard down.”  Read more………

The Salt Fork of the Vermilion River, near the proposed Bulldog Mine.

Deadly Landslide

Frantic search in Myanmar as deadly landslide at jade mine leaves dozens still missing. Read more

mine search. Deadly landslide in mine

Radioactive city

Radioactive city: how Johannesburg’s townships are paying for its mining past……….. Read more

Salton Sea

“Federal, state, and local leaders all seem to agree on one thing here in the Coachella Valley: the Salton Sea is a ticking time bomb.  We’ve been hearing the warnings for years, the Salton Sea will turn into a dangerous dust bowl.” See video and Read more……..


“Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.”  Read more…..


Avalanche rumbles down Mt Steele

A huge avalanche in Canada’s Saint Elias Range set off seismic waves on Oct. 11, 2015 after Mt. Steele let go of 45 to 50 million tonnes of ice and rock from just below its peak.  Read More



These samples have included microbiological analysis of organisms and cabin atmospheric dust particles for environmental monitoring, human, animal, and plant tissue analysis examining the many changes…  Read more.

Energy saving and environmental protection

“Complex plans include both world and country firsts – Baosteel Group, the largest steelmaker in China, plans to make breakthroughs in energy saving and environmental protection at its new complex in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, which is scheduled to go into operation in September.” Read more…..


Beryllium Concentrations at European Workplaces

“A field study was carried out in order to derive a factor for the conversion of historic worker exposure data on airborne beryllium (Be) obtained by sampling according to the 37-mm closed faced filter cassette (CFC) ‘total’ particulate method into exposure concentration values to be expected when sampling using the ‘Gesamtstaubprobenahmesystem’ (GSP) inhalable sampling convention.”  Read more……..


MEASURING EXPOSURES TO AEROSOLS AND DUST.  Uncontrolled aerosols (defined as suspensions of fine solid or liquid particles in gaseous media) in the chemical process industries (CPI) are of significant concern both as explosion hazards and as sources of adverse respiratory-health effects among exposed workers. Read more……