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2009-04-15 07:30:00

CHENGDU, China, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner, refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2008. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2008, net...

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2009-03-25 09:45:00

Every day, more than 140 million people in southern Asia drink groundwater contaminated with arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Vietnam die of cancer each year from chronic exposure to arsenic, according to the World Health Organization. Some health experts call it the biggest mass poisoning in history. More than 15 years ago, scientists pinpointed the source of the contamination in the Himalaya Mountains, where sediments containing naturally occurring...

2009-03-12 15:30:00

CHENGDU, China, March 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner, refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced the appointment of two independent directors, Mr. Elliot M. Maza and Mr. James M. Lee, effective as of March 4, 2009....

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2009-03-11 07:58:01

Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher. The alga -- a simple one-celled algae called Cyanidioschyzon -- thrives in extremely toxic conditions and chemically modifies arsenic that occurs naturally around hot springs, said Tim McDermott, professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University. Cyanidioschyzon could someday help reclaim arsenic-laden mine waste and aid in everything from space...

2009-03-10 15:01:45

Montana State University scientists say they have discovered an alga in Yellowstone National Park that can chemically modify arsenic. Professor Tim McDermott, who led the study, said the one-celled alga -- called Cyanidioschyzon -- thrives in extremely toxic conditions and chemically modifies arsenic that occurs naturally around the park's hot springs. The researchers said the alga, a single algae, might be used someday to help reclaim arsenic-laden mine waste as well as in creating safer...

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2009-02-23 08:45:00

New research highlights environmental exposure to toxin Scientists from Leicester and Nottingham have devised a method for identifying levels of exposure to environmental arsenic "“ by testing toenail clippings. Arsenic occurs naturally in the environment and people can be exposed to it in several ways, for example through contaminated water, food, dust or soil. The risk of exposure is greater in certain areas of the UK where the natural geology and historic mining activities have led...

2008-10-22 15:00:18

A gold mine in the Swedish province of Vasterbotten has leaked nearly 15 gallons of arsenic into a fresh water depository, an environmental official says. Robert Erixon, a Vasterbotten county board environmental protection official, said Dragon Mining has until Nov. 14 to create an acceptable plan to deal with the arsenic leak, The Local, a Stockholm newspaper, reported Wednesday. "We take this matter very seriously," Erixon said of the leak, which exceeded current environmental...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

136 villagers poisoned by contaminated water in south China NANNING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Contaminated drinking water has poisoned 136 villagers in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the local government said on Tuesday based on an initial investigation. Residents of two villages in Hechi City began to show symptoms of swelling to the face and eyes, vomiting and blurred eyesight as of Friday, according to the city government. Medical tests found excessive amounts of...

2008-10-07 12:00:31

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua by contaminated water in south China: "136 Villagers Poisoned by Contaminated Water in South China"] NANNING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - Contaminated drinking water has poisoned 136 villagers in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the local government said on Tuesday based on an initial investigation. Residents of two villages in Hechi City began to show symptoms of swelling to the face...

2008-10-06 18:00:31

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG") (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: AMG) announced that its 50.4% subsidiary Timminco Limited ("Timminco") (TSX: TIM) is providing an update on the production and operations of its solar grade silicon product line for its third quarter ended September 30, 2008. For the third quarter, Timminco produced 342 metric tons (mt) of solar grade silicon and shipped 300 mt, bringing 2008 year to date shipments of solar grade silicon to more than 600 mt. Production and...


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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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