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
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
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.
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
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
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