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Adaptive Reuse: This 'Aviator's Villa' Takes Reclamation to Wacky New Heights

Monday, April 21, 2014, by Spencer Peterson

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Most often, when a home is built from salvaged plane parts—from wings, to engines, to entire cabins; as one enthusiast once put it, “like the Native Americans use every part of the b… … 6 more words

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Adaptive Reuse: This 'Aviator's Villa' Takes Reclamation to Wacky New Heights

Monday, April 21, 2014, by Spencer Peterson

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Most often, when a home is built from salvaged plane parts—from wings, to engines, to entire cabins; as one enthusiast once put it, “like the Native Americans use every part of the bufallo”—that’;s the od…

Toilet? I’d Tap That

Ok, not really.

I have a confession.  I took an extra-long shower this morning, even though I know I shouldn’t be doing that sort of thing during a drought.  369 more words

Conservation

Reclamation. Skagit, WA

Reclamation. Skagit, WA
I have been going through more of Dulce’s images this morning and this one struck me. And it has not one tulip! Springtime in the Skagit valley and the little sun we have had has turned many fields into blooms and vigor. 38 more words

Mine Closure: New Ideas & Practice: EduMine Webcast and InfoMine Conference.

More is said about mine closure than is done about mine closure.  Will they ever close Giant and Faro?  I doubt it.  Still if the topic interests you, here a few upcoming events. 423 more words

Consulting

Risk Assessment of Mine Closure According to MEND and the Oil Sands

The general approach to undertaking a risk assessment is well described in International Standard IEC/ISO 31010, which also provides considerable information about risk assessment methods. It notes, however: “The standard does not provide specific criteria for identifying the need for risk assessment, nor does it specify the type of risk analysis method that is required for a particular application.”

Tailings

Canadian Contaminated Site Cleanup Bill Soars---Mining Not to Blame.

Below is a report that hit my email inbox today.  I repeat in full, not because mines are the main culprit, but because mines are probably NOT the main culprit.  1,070 more words

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