Category: Resource Management

Posted in Civil Society Climate Change Conflict Corporations Health Indigenous People Mining Resource Management State

Mining, Protests and Political Participation in Peru

Source of the Picture: Swissinfo.ch. See the multimedia  story on the recent environmental protests in the Tintaya mine developed by Swissinfo.

On November 12, 2019, 13 rural communities in the province of Espinar started a strike.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Conflict Fisheries Mapping Tools Mining Sand Mining Water management

Video-Map of Sand Mining and Land Reclamation Sites in Indonesia and Singapore

This video-map starts in Singapore and a map of its land reclamations that increased Singapore by over 20 percent since independence. The Riau islands are shown of which a number already vanished due to sand mining often seen as related to illegal extraction that followed the export ban of sand to Singapore of a number of Southeast Asian countries.Read More

Posted in Diamond Fisheries Mining Sapphires Uncategorized

Jewelry Auction Observations from a Millennial’s Perspective

 

This piece on the Christie’s Jewelry Auction is based off of a text conversation held over Facebook Messenger with two of my classmates, Tsering Lhamo and Ashwini Tallur, who were also in attendance that evening.

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Posted in Renewable Resources Resource Management Sustainability Technology Urban Development

Associating Solar Energy and Combined-heat-power (CHP) Systems in the Urban Environment

District heating (DH) systems represent a major contribution to local energy production, especially considering countries where heat energy play an essential role in ensuring comfortable conditions for urban activities. Generally, in the urban environment DH becomes part of a regional or local CHP network that is combined with electricity production in CHP plants.… Read More

Posted in Auctions Diamond Mining Security

Post-Auction Impressions of Hierarchies and Secrecy

Some of my peers from the Global Extraction Network course and I went to the Christie’s Geneva evening auction in November and witnessed a spectacle of hierarchies and secrecy that made the evening truly interesting, despite a lack of purchasing power and a looming fear of lifting a hand or finger at the wrong time. Read More

Posted in Deep Sea Mining Lunar Mining Mining Outer Space Resource Management Technology

New Extraction Frontiers

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Posted in Amber Artisanal Mining Indigenous People Mining

Reshaping society: amber extraction in Chiapas.

Amber, the fossilized resin of extinct trees has been present in Chiapas, in southeastern Mexico for more than 20 million years. the native people of Chiapas used it as an ornament and, according to folk medicine, it had healing properties.Read More

Posted in Indigenous People Water management

The Winters Doctrine and the case of the Oahe Dam

The perception of nature within Indigenous tribes in the United States (US) is unique. For most Indigenous peoples, the relationship with all beings and places begins at birth and continues until death.… Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Business and Human Rights Corporations Sapphires Trading

BRANDING STRATEGY OF THE BLUE SAPPHIRE INDUSTRY IN CEYLON

Blue Sapphire, among one of the big three precious coloured gemstones, is a variety of the mineral conundrum consisting of Aluminium Oxide. Sri Lanka (or Ceylon), also referred as the Gems Island, is not only the steadiest producer of Blue Sapphires, but the mines here are the oldest in the world and their exports have been in existence for more than 2500 years.… Read More