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Rare Earth Elements and Balance of Power

I write these blogs for me. I ask questions and search for answers in books and, mostly, exploring the Internet. Without Rare Earth Elements I would not be doing this. When I was born just after World War II, if … Continue reading

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Smelting non-ferrous metals: soil and air pollution

Non-ferrous metals are pure metals, mostly without traces of iron. They are more costly than ferrous metals. They are light in weight, not magnetic, possess high conductivity. The important ones today are aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, zinc. Mined … Continue reading

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Chromium. Industrial Contamination

To make a wind turbine, which is 78% steel, the Earth must yield up coal for coking plants to provide coke for furnaces to burn red hot to smelt iron ore. When the Earth yielded up iron ore, sulphuric acid … Continue reading

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Will we be Fishless?: Part IX

The problem of responsibly disposing of PCBs has been with us for over a century, since Monsanto first developed them. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are¬†industrial products or chemicals. learn that definition and don’t forget what is poisoning this Planet and … Continue reading

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Will we be Fishless?: Part III

Discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have saved tens of millions of lives from pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis and a host of deadly bacteria. But, as with all things we do as humans, we get in the habit of overdoing everything. Overuse … Continue reading

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Will we be Fishless soon?: Part II

I often see livestock standing happily in rivers and streams. They are innocent, the farmers are not. We learned centuries ago that livestock, particulary dead livestock, in water courses leads to contamination of all water which was once running pure … Continue reading

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