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2011-02-02 11:42:00

EXETER, England, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground source heat pumps are a compelling technology for social housing providers looking to develop or upgrade properties to meet more stringent regulatory requirements. Kensa is a renewable energy manufacturer with an objective to remove any 'mystery' linked to heat pump technology and the installation of a heat pump system. Now is the time for local authorities and developers to start planning the roll out of ground source heat pumps to...

2009-05-11 09:26:15

Nano-research on drill cores from the North Sea might help increase extraction rates of oil in Denmark It is a mystery to many people why the world is running out of oil when most of the world's oilfields have only been half emptied. However some of the oil that has been located is trapped as droplets of oil in small cavities in the surrounding rock or is stuck to the walls of the underground cavity and cannot be accessed by the techniques currently used in the oil industry. Now, new research...

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2009-03-20 12:49:38

Donor and aid agencies in Africa have wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on rural water projects they built due to disregard of maintenance to preserve them, according to new report released Friday.  The International Institute for Environment and Development in London organized a research project to investigate these water supplies.  They learned that approximately 50,000 water supply sites across rural Africa had failed, indicating a loss of 215 to 360 million US...

2008-08-20 12:00:00

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2008) - Uranium Bay Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UBR) is pleased to update shareholders on the current results of the summer drilling programe on its wholly owned 314 km2 Uskawanis Uranium Property ("UUP") situated SE of Hydro-Quebec's Opinaca Hydroelectric Reservoir along the Eastmain River, 180 km SE of Radisson, Quebec. UBR's stated goal at UUP is to prospect for low-grade/high- tonnage uranium mineralization, similar to the large low grade uranium...

2008-08-09 03:00:16

By Anonymous WATER ENGINEERING THE SECURITY AND QUALITY of the water supply is a major issue facing every South African community. From tiny dorps to big cities, the demands for potable and industrial or agricultural usage water are ever increasing. Some areas are fortunate to have either or both consistent rainfall and sufficient river and dam capacity, but many municipalities are subject to seasonally distorted rainfall patterns and some face radical demand spikes (for example...

2008-07-22 18:00:44

Wave Uranium (OTCBB: WAVU) today announced it has acquired an extensive data set that covers its Grand County, Utah properties. The data consists of more than 500 gamma-ray logs of boreholes drilled by four different companies and the Federal Government in and immediately adjacent to Wave's Grand County property holdings. Also present are grade-thickness calculations for the boreholes, a surface radiometric map, and borehole location maps and data. After analysis and verification of...

2008-07-17 15:00:49

Vangold Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: VAN) ("Vangold") announces an update on its Armenia oil project. In April of 2007, Vangold partnered with Blackstairs Energy and signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with the government of Armenia. Signaling their commitment to operations in Armenia the Blackstairs Energy-Vangold Joint-Venture opened an office in Yervan, the capital of Armenia. While the sedimentary basins of Armenia to this day are relatively under-explored Vangold considers...

2008-07-09 09:00:55

ALIX RESOURCES CORP. ("Alix" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AIX)(FRANKFURT: 37N) and GEO MINERALS LTD. ("Geo") (TSX VENTURE: GM) announce today that a borehole license application has been submitted with regards to the companies' recently acquired potash claims along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and adjoining Potash North Resource Corp. to the west, and Western Potash to the south, and BHP Billiton and Manitoba Potash a few kilometres to the south developing the Russell-Binscarth...

2008-07-02 12:00:55

Ressources Appalaches (TSX VENTURE: APP) announces the start of a program of twenty (20) boreholes on its Ashini uranium property, located on Quebec's North Shore. The purpose of the drilling is to assess the uranium content of the pegmatite veins observed on surface over a distance of 4.7 kilometres. These veins are part of a major geologic structure that extends for more than 70 kilometres. Appalaches holds exclusive mineral rights over the twenty (20) kilometres of this structure that...

2008-06-29 06:02:32

By Luntz, Stephen By listening to the sounds made by a drill 300 metres below the surface, scientists have succeeded in guiding the drill to its target, offering hope of cutting mining costs in future. Coal seam mining involves drilling two vertical holes and connecting them beneath the surface. However, it is easy to miss the target when drilling at considerable depths to link the two holes. For the first time CSIROs Minerals Down Under Flagship has demonstrated the viability of using...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'