Days 157-177: not the rains down in Africa

In December, the University offered a three-week intensive course on assessing the environmental impact of an industrial project.  Most countries have an environmental assessment process: the U.S. was one of the early adopters, creating a system of environmental impact statements in 1969.  The specifics – what projects require an assessment and what the assessment must… Read More Days 157-177: not the rains down in Africa

Days 91-97: what a beautiful world this will be

In the last couple of posts, we looked at the challenges of prospecting for geothermal energy.  Basically, you need to find water at high temperature and pressure, usually located miles underground.  Ideally, you want reservoirs contained in rocks capable of holding lots of water and through which lots more water can flow to replenish whatever… Read More Days 91-97: what a beautiful world this will be