Posted: November 17th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: active satellites, CO2 emissions, Department of Defense, Donald Kessler, Kessler Syndrome, manned spacecraft, NASA, Phoenix Program, Satellites, solar activity, space debris, spent rocket stages | No Comments »
Not content with all of the environmental concerns we have on earth, we are now required to also focus our attention on all that scrap metal that is floating above us in outer space. Lately we have seen an increasing number of articles in the news alerting us to things falling from the sky and trying to predict precisely where and when they will land and what damage they might do.
We have been throwing stuff up into the atmosphere since 1950. Despite the vastness of space, the accumulation of spent rocket stages, broken satellites and other flotsam and jetsam tends to concentrate in a relatively small section, called Low Earth Orbits, located about 35,400 kilometers above the Earth.
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Space – The Final Frontier For Scrap Metal Recycling
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Posted: November 2nd, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Blog, CARI, Recycling for Kids, Scrap Metal Theft, Urban Mining | Tags: Andrew Hough, Architecture, art gallery, Bishop's Palace, bronze, Canadian Association fo Recycling Industries, David Millward, ecclesiastical ruins, heritage, institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Johannesburg, Lincoln, Metal theft, North beaver Township, Onwords & Upwords, Soweto, The Observer, United Kingdom | No Comments »
Our friend and associate Jim Murray of Onwords & Upwords, who has been working with us for a number of years helping us manage our communications, passed on an Associated Press Article this week concerning a bronze sculpture which had been stolen from the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa and destroyed for its scrap value. This was not the first such incident and unfortunately, it likely won’t be the last.
Johannesburg gallery where bronze sculpture was stolen and harvested for scrap.