Monthly Archives: February 2016

De Beers’ Kimberley Mines sold to Petra Diamonds

Anglo American’s (LON:AAL) De Beers ended Tuesday more than 125 years of diamond mining history in South Africa by selling its last remaining producing assets in Kimberley, the city that was the centre of a 19th century exploration frenzy.  Read more


Dust wave from China

A concentration of dust from China will hit Taiwan on Saturday afternoon but will not be strong enough to reach the threshold to be called a “dust storm,” the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Friday.  Read more….


Gold nugget ‘as light as air’

A team of Switzerland-based researchers have created a gold-foam material from protein fibres derived from milk that is light enough to float on water and, even at today’s depressed prices, is about 1,000 times cheaper than solid gold. Read more


Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court issued its decision to stay implementation of the EPA’s clean power plan. Tim Takaro, MD, believes the court’s decision is a missed opportunity to immediately impact the lives of Americans………… Read more



Picture of the Day

PICTURE OF THE DAY: Excavator working on a precipice


African Minerals Limited Sued

African Minerals Limited (OTCMKTS:AMLZF) is being sued in a London court over allegations that it evicted residents and violently mistreated workers and villagers living close to one of its mines in Sierra Leone.  Read more

Four Bucket DustWatch unit

Dust Monitoring Equipment

High-precision Air-quality Sensor for PM2.5

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed a small, high-precision air-quality sensor, the world first to detect all fine particles measuring no more than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, called PM2.5, as well as pollen and dust. It also senses the density of particles precisely.  Read more at



Prototype of Mitsubishi Electric's new air-quality sensor

Cutting out Sugar

What happens when you go without sugar for 10 days?

By cutting back sugar for your kids, you can see dramatic improvements in just 10 days. Read more

Mining among unhappiest industries to work in

Energy, mining, and utilities workers across the world are the least happy in their jobs, a new study published this week shows.

TinyPulse, an HR service that attempts to prevent employees burnout, looked at over 500,000 survey responses from over 60,000 employees in 13 different industries worldwide.

According to the results, the top three happiest industries last year were Consumer Products & Services, Real Estate, and Technology & Software.

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The Money Project aims to use intuitive visualizations to explore ideas around the very concept of money itself. Founded in 2015 byVisual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals, the Money Project will look at the evolving nature of money, and will try to answer the difficult questions that prevent us from truly understanding the role that money plays in finance, investments, and accumulating wealth.   Read more….