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Nullagine WA - Gold Exploration - Australian Outback

Nullagine Gold has long been sought. Conglomerate rocks make up most of the hills surrounding Nullagine. The Mosquito Creek Formation is a succession of Archaean siliciclastic rocks that occupies much of the central part of the MCB in the northern part of the Archaean Pilbara Craton of Western Australia. The formation is deformed and has been metamorphosed under low-grade (sub-greenschist to greenschist) conditions. Areas Explored included: Nullagine Balfour Downs - Rooneys Find Mine Sunday Hill  Mount Edgar ... Beatons Pool - Nullagine - Western Australia Zaheer Bux - BCD1 Borehole - Nullagine - Western Australian Outback Near Rooneys Find Mine - Balfour Downs Station - Western Australia Prospectors Gold - Nullagine - Western Australia On the Road to Sundays Hill - Western Australia Outback Back in Nullagine Exploring Old Gold Mine Workings Gold Exploration - Central Rand Goldfield - Johanne

Going Green in South Africa - Waste Management and Recycling

Why Waste  in conjunction with the  Kwazulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism  recently hosted a Waste Management and Environmental Conservation Workshop at the Ladysmith Department of Public Works Auditorium. Stakeholders from Business and Government were in attendance. Topics Presented included: 1. Pollution and Contamination of Water and Air Resources. 2. Waste Management. 3. Waste Disposal and Contributing Factors. 4. Recycling and Job Creation within South Africa. 5. Waste Recovery and Prevention. 6. Environmental Degradation. 7. Education and the Environment. 8. The South African Waste Act. 9. Individual Accountability. 10 Waste Business Opportunities. Presentations were conducted and various stakeholders present included: DET - Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. DAFF - Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry. NDEA - National Department of Environmental Affairs. Uthukela District Municipality. Okhahlamba Local Mu

Rural Skills Development and Job Creation - South Africa

GeoSolEarth  is proud to be a part of rural skills development and job creation. Most of the areas we service are poor with high unemployment rates. The roads we travel on are gravel dirt roads and the areas lack electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water. We are however very fortunate to still see smiles on the faces of local kids and people... Our  Geotechnical Solutions  staff are always blown away by the warm welcomes and happy faces. Happy Faces at Dukuza High School... Emkhuphula Learners always had the most interesting stories... Skills Development and Job Creation in Emmaus... Empowering the Community within the Building and Construction Sectors... Learners at Nteneshana Primary School faces challenges of No Water and No Electricity... The little ones at Mzomusha Primary hardly left us alone... There is also a lack of classrooms and no maths or science teachers... Tugela Ferry - Msinga - Muden - Weenen - Job Crea

Holistic Management - Mob Grazing - Ian Mitchell-Innes

  Holistic Management Educator using Mob Grazing - Manipulating Soil Fertility - Livestock Nutrition and Farming Ian Mitchell-Innes     Next - Animal Mineral Supplementation

Animal Mineral Supplementation - Ranching - Farming

‘ Energy is Money, Money is Energy, Time is Money and Water is Money’ Ian Mitchell-Innes ‘The Animal Tells The Story' Ian Mitchell-Innes Any supplementation given to Livestock, is a crutch to help you through a change, be it Environmental or Physical. It is to make sure you do not loose animal performance, while you the manager and animals, are going through a learning curve. To enable these seeds to germinate and grow, we need to change the Environment at soil surface level. There is no argument, that this can be achieved with livestock, by emulating what happened in the past, before man intervened with a rifle and barbed wire.  Next - Ranching and Ownership Responsibilities

Ranching and Ownership Responsibilities

Taking Ownership Many Ranchers and Farmers are now ready to make a change from the conventional, whatever that might be, for the area. The biggest problem is most are looking for a System or a Recipe. This might work in business, where most situations tend to be linear. When dealing with the Environment and Agriculture, managers are making decisions and dealing with Chaos. This chaos is complex and multidimensional and operates in ‘Wholes within Wholes, with interconnecting parts’. The only way to deal with this Chaos, is to remain totally flex able, using ongoing monitoring. For this to be effective, the manager needs to take ownership and responsibility of his/her decisions. There is a learning to this, as knowledge needs to be obtained, to understand why you are doing something and for what reason. The first thing to consider is animal performance, as this is the financial aspect of all livestock based operations. The Land and what grows on it, is a solar panel. Captur

Mob Grazing - Ranching - Animal Nutrition

Energy is Money, Money is Energy, Time is Money Water is Money Any supplementation given to Livestock, is a crutch to help you through a change, be it Environmental or Physical. It is to make sure you do not loose animal performance, while you the manager and animals, are going through a learning curve.     There is increasing evidence, that we humans, particularly since the advent of barbed wire, have managed in such a way that we have reduced the effectiveness of our soils. The result being the plants growing on those soils, do not capture the amount of Energy from the Sun, which used to be captured. The loss of these plants is not as dramatic as we thought it might be, as Nature knew we were going to mess up and the seeds of those good Energy capturing plants are still in and on the soil. To enable these seeds to germinate and grow, we need to change the Environment at soil surface level. There is no argument, that this can be achieved with livestock, by emulati

A History of the Landsat Science Satellite

Landsat 1  •  Landsat 2  •  Landsat 3  •  Landsat 4  •  Landsat 5  •  Landsat 6  •  Landsat 7  •  Landsat 8 From the Beginning “The Landsat program was created in the United States in the heady scientific and exploratory times associated with taming the atom and going to the Moon,” explains Dr. John Barker. In fact, it was the Apollo Moon-bound missions that inspired the Landsat program. During the early test bed missions for Apollo, photographs of Earth’s land surface from space were taken for the first time. “This photography has been documented as the stimulus for Landsat,” explains Dr. Paul Lowman, who proposed the terrain photography experiment for the last two Mercury missions, the Gemini missions, and the Apollo 7 and 9 missions. Thor-Delta rocket prepared to launch Landsat 1, 1972. In 1965, director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), William Pecora, proposed the idea of a remote sensing satellite program to gather facts about the natural resources of our

Slideshow - Climate Change is Real - The Inconvenient Truth

In 2009, Al Gore followed up with the publication of Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis , a book that "gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis". "It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will." 00:20:19 One thousand years of temperature history obtained from isotope analysis of ice cores. 00:16:08 Measured since 1958, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has been increasing steadily. 00:20:53 One thousand years of CO2 and temperature data -- the curves have similar shape. 00:22:49 650,000 years of CO2 and temperature history, from Antarctic ice cores. Dips record ice ages. CO2 concentration and temperature are related. CO2 has spiked upward in recent years. 00:23:53 If no changes are made, CO2 concentration is predi