RCMP investigating Canadian oil company ReconAfrica after complaints of alleged corruption and fraud

According to the Canadians interviewed by the RCMP, the probe seems focused on two issues: ReconAfrica’s ties to politically connected figures in Namibia and the company’s stock promotion activities.John Grobler/The Globe and Mail The RCMP have launched an investigation into a Canadian oil company that is drilling exploration wells near the ecologically sensitive Okavango River … Read more

‘It’s huge news for us:’ Life science company plans $430M investment, 200 jobs in Muskegon area

MUSKEGON, MI – A global life sciences company plans to breathe new life into a shuttered chemical factory in Muskegon Township with an estimated $ 430 million investment in the facility and as many as 200 new jobs. Global Life Sciences Solutions USA is expected to purchase the former Bayer CropScience facility at 1740 Whitehall … Read more

Researchers Say Immigrants Are 80% More Likely To Start a Company Than U.S.-Born Citizens

A new study shows that compared to native-born citizens, immigrants are more frequently involved in founding companies at all scales. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Compared to native-born American citizens, immigrants are more frequently involved in founding companies at all scales. Immigrants to the United States are more likely to start businesses than native-born Americans are, … Read more

Community Voices: Our region will lead energy innovation | Community Voices

At the dawn of the 20th century, a father and son, using nothing but an auger and their own hands, dug a hole 70 feet deep along the banks of the Kern River and discovered an oil reservoir so massive that it launched a boom. From that day in 1899 to today, the story of … Read more

Carbon capture company founded by UBC geologists wins $1M international funding prize

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. A small company incorporated by geologists at the University of British Columbia in … Read more

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Tree-following: today’s topic is BARK

For those in cooler climates who follow deciduous trees, this time year is often spent searching for alternative news. Our trees still show no evidence of change, at least not externally. That was the case when I visited my poplar and aspen last week. So I pondered their bark, which is more interesting than one … Read more

Geological Compass Market 2021 with Top Countries Data Analysis by Industry Trends, Size, Share, Company Overview, Growth, Development and Forecast by 2026

The global Geological Compass market research offers valuable insight into the current state of the local and global markets. Similarly, the Geological Compass market study includes a variety of user-friendly presentations and diagrams, such as maps, pie charts, and graphs that depict the percentage of different service providers strategies used in the global market. A … Read more

Richmond council approves zone change to clear way for Aqua Science expansion | Richmond & Hopkinton

RICHMOND – Members of the Richmond Town Council have approved a zoning change for two properties along Nooseneck Hill Road, paving the way for a Wyoming-based company to expand as it looks to meet growing sales demands. The council last week approved a measure unanimously to change a parcel along Nooseneck Hill Road belonging to … Read more

In the Company of Plants and Rocks: Holy Hoppin’ Horsetail Spores!

Equisetum hyemale is an able colonizer in spite of its lazy sporangia. Nevada roadcut, Matt Lavin photo. Do you know the horsetails, also known as scouring rushes, genus Equisetum? They are curious plants, with slender hollow jointed green stems and no leaves (or so it appears). They’re usually associated with water, but some make their … Read more