Department of State – Bolivia Forced to work under primitive conditions in the mines and in nearly feudal status on large estates, indigenous people were denied access to education, economic opportunity, or political participation.
Yale Environment 360 – In Bolivia, A Battle Over A Highway and a Way of Life by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky – … The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining, an e360 video examining the environmental and human impacts of this mining practice, won the award for best video in the 2010 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media.
Idaho State University – Mining in Idaho Silver and lead are mined in the Wood River galena mines in Blaine County. The Sunshine mine is the largest, the Galena mine is second, and the Bunker Hill is third. The Bunker Hill mine is America's largest lead-silver mine. By the late 1800s silver, lead and zinc deposits were uncovered in the Coeur d'Alene area.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – CIA – The World Factbook In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia) UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in …
The Crystal Palace/ The Great Exhibition of 1851 The park also contained unrivaled collections of statues, many of which were copies of great works from around the world, and a geological display which included a replica lead mine and the first attempts anywhere in the world to portray life-size restorations of extinct animals, including dinosaurs.
Introduction to Parallel Computing Supercomputing / High Performance Computing (HPC) Using the world's fastest and largest computers to solve large problems.
National Energy Awareness Month – The White House – Calendar of Events Senior administration officials across the federal government will be highlighting the work they are doing to position our country for a sustainable future, create new clean energy jobs and lay the foundation for our long-term economic security. Engineers for a Sustainable World conference.
In Canada's Tar Sands, a Dante's Hell Threatens People Nearby and Across the Globe – The … The poisons that infest these tar sands mining operations are some of the nastiest in the petrochemical world, including highly dangerous compounds like mercury, arsenic and lead.
Petroleum Engineers – Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of petroleum engineers in May 2010 were as follows. Oil prices will be a major determinant of employment growth, as higher prices lead to increasing complexity of oil companies' operations and require more engineers for each drilling operation.
Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources – Zimbabwe on the Internet Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R.
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