Winter 2014-2015 Issue

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Atlantic Canadian Lobster
Including an article by Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
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Special Company Profile:
Zhangzidao Group and Capital Seafood International Inc.
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Banding and Branding
An interview with the founder of
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New Mexico Energy Secretary Focuses on Innovative Progress

Special Focus: New Mexico

By Heather Seftel-Kirk

Dave MartinNew Mexico is developing key strategies and innovative collaborations to maintain its position as a top energy producing state at a time when changing energy sources and lagging infrastructure are creating new challenges.

Responsible Mining Isn’t Just a Slogan in New Mexico

Special Focus: New Mexico

By Jane Tabor, New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division

The New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) seeks to promote the public trust by ensuring the responsible utilization, conservation, reclamation and safeguarding of land and resources affected by mining. MMD strives to make New Mexico a leader in responsible mine operation and reclamation.

Renewable Energy in New Mexico

Special Focus: New Mexico

By Anne Jakle, Senior Energy Policy Analyst New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department

NMSolarStateThe New Mexico state flag is bright and golden yellow with a red Zia sun symbol that radiates in the four cardinal directions. It’s an apt depiction of the state, as the sun shines strongly across all of New Mexico’s regions: central New Mexico receives 310 days of sunshine per year, while the southern portion of the state boasts 350 days of sunshine each year. This abundant sunshine qualifies the state to have the 3rd best solar resources in the country. New Mexico also has the 11th best wind energy and 6th best geothermal energy potential in the United States, rendering the state a veritable cornucopia of renewable energy resources.

St. Cloud Mining

And St. Cloud Zeolite

Keeping it clean with zeolites for over 20 years


By Ania K. Swiatoniowski

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St. Cloud Mining Company, SCM, has been bringing high quality zeolite out of the ground and into innovation for over 20 years. Zeolites, a group of volcanic minerals, are often called “molecular sieves” because of their porous structures, making them valuable in a wide range of agricultural, environmental, and industrial applications.

THEMAC Resources

And the Copper Flat Mine

Risk and Reward in the Mines of New Mexico

By Anna Candido

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New Mexico has a long history of mining. The first mining claim in this southwestern mountain state was established by Pedro de Abalos in Sierra County in March of 1685, and since then, thousands of mines and prospects have popped up across New Mexico resulting in the extraction of $30 billion worth of minerals since the early 1800s. There are presently 269 mining districts spread across 27 counties, including in Sierra County, a district that has produced more than $20 million worth of base- and precious-metals and iron. THEMAC Resources Group Ltd., a Canadian-based resource company, is one of the more recent players in this lineage.

America’s Wilderness

As the U.S. Wilderness Act turns 50, the Wilderness Society marks 80 years of protecting the nation’s Wildlands.

By Michelle Brunet

10. Weston LakeEighty years ago, in October 1934, a “heated roadside discussion” outside Knoxville, Tennessee gave birth to The Wilderness Society.

“In Bernard and Miriam Frank’s car on that October Friday were Benton MacKaye (father of the Appalachian Trail), Harvey Broome (notable Tennessee author and conservationist), and Bob Marshall (namesake for a million acre wilderness area in Montana),” describe TWS ecologists/scientists Travis Belote, Greg Aplet and Pete McKinley in their Appalachian Voices essay “The Conception of Wild Ideas” (February 2013). “This group of five was simmering on a provocative, and at that time new, idea: that some places should be left to their own devices where people could experience nature on its own terms.”

More than a Dry Spell

Tree in desertWorsening Drought and Efforts at Water Conservation

 By Jennifer Harvey

Think water issues are all about over-usage? Think again. With climate change responsible for more extreme weather conditions as well as increased global temperatures, fresh water is under a new kind of threat, and it is one that will hit us hard. The advent of the recent droughts in the United States and Canada over the past few years, each seemingly worse than the last, has water managers and climate experts in both countries working to predict future conditions and find solutions to thrive despite these dry periods.