Allchar: a road to the sun, a road to big profit
There is only one place in the world where the mineral lorandite can be found in its purest form and in such vast quantities. That place is Allchar (Alshar) and is located in the Kozuf mountain Kozuf in Southern Europe, more precisely in Macedonia. Lorandite is important for science as […]
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In Slovakia we can wait
Mountainous Slovakia is rich in natural resources and its mining tradition dates back to ancient times. We had our Gold Fever five centuries before the Americans. But with the discovery of new overseas deposits, mining activity in Slovakia has slowed down since 19th century. Recently, in this era of rising […]
Running out of Bacon: The Contradictions of Food Scarcity in a Wealthy Nation
Food has become more of an interest after I moved to the United States. I’ve struggled with my weight all of my life so food was certainly in my mind, but nowadays I’m thinking of food beyond the calories, or rather, about food in other ways. Whether it is about the giant portion sizes at restaurants, the great variety of food available or the great waste of food that is seen as normal here I’m still grasping to understand the food culture in my new country.
Shale Gas in Poland: A Future Blessing or a Curse?
Two years ago news about the shale gas discovery in Poland electrified European public opinion. Rough estimates indicated amounts significantly exceeding the country’s internal market needs – resources that could make the whole region of Eastern Europe independent of outside imports. A New Energy Eldorado in Central Europe Investors from […]