Country diary: one feather does not describe a whole bird

Country diary: one feather does not describe a whole bird

August is the feather month, when the sky is brought down to earth. Birds have worn out the summer: quills that beat the air are battered beyond repair; frayed coats cannot cover the winter to come. And so the autumn moult is in full drop. Crow-black and pigeon-grey, the cast-offs …

Birdwatch: white storks return to UK after 600-year absence

Birdwatch: white storks return to UK after 600-year absence

The sound was both primeval yet utterly fresh and new: a time-travelling throwback to the middle ages; yet, at the same time, a portent of a brighter future for our rural landscape. Like a rapid burst of machine-gun fire, the bill-clapping of a white stork is – in nature’s terms …

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

The humble house brick has been turned into a battery that can store electricity, raising the possibility that buildings could one day become literal powerhouses. The new technology exploits the porous nature of fired red bricks by filling the pores with tiny nanofibres of a conducting plastic that can store …

Proactive news headlines: Deltic Energy, Europa Metals, H&T Group, S & U …

Proactive news headlines: Deltic Energy, Europa Metals, H&T Group, S & U …

Deltic Energy PLC (LON:DELT) has announced a material upgrade to gas estimates for the Selene prospect, part of its North Sea exploration portfolio alongside Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON:RDSB). Notably, the estimated chance of success has also been lifted significantly (improving by 79%) to now stand at 44% in the …

Berkeley Energia secures land-use permit for Salamanca uranium mine

Berkeley Energia secures land-use permit for Salamanca uranium mine

Berkeley Energia Ltd (LON:BKY) has been granted a land-use permit for its Retortillo project by the relevant municipal authorities in Castilla y Leon, Spain. The permit, known as an Urbanism Licence, is needed for construction works at the Salamanca mine. The Authorisation for Construction for the uranium concentrate …

AEX Gold engages Goldspot Discoveries to apply its algorithm to identify new exploration targets in

AEX Gold engages Goldspot Discoveries to apply its algorithm to identify new exploration targets in

AEX Gold Inc. (CVE:AEX) (LON:AEXG) said it has engaged Goldspot Discoveries Corp.(CVE:SPOT) to apply its proprietary workflow and machine learning algorithm to identify new exploration targets on AEX’s licence portfolio in southern Greenland. Goldspot will work with AEX’s technical team to analyze all available geological and remote sensing …

Exxon’s new Guyana drilling set to ignite interest in two London listed explorers

Exxon’s new Guyana drilling set to ignite interest in two London listed explorers

Exxon is about to start spinning the drill-bit once again offshore Guyana – and that’s exciting news for Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Plc (LON:EOG) and Westmount Energy Plc (LON:WTE) which have exposure to the prolific offshore frontier. The Stena Carron drillship has now arrived at the Tanager-1 …

Savannah Resources’ Mina Do Barroso project underpinned by strategic importance, says broker

Savannah Resources’ Mina Do Barroso project underpinned by strategic importance, says broker

Savannah Resources PLC (LON:SAV) Mina do Barroso lithium project is underpinned by its strategic value to the European Union, according to broker fiinnCap. Mina do Barroso in northern Portugal is the only large-scale lithium spodumene project in Europe, says the broker. Lithium chemicals are in demand …

FTSE 100 gives back some gains into late afternoon

FTSE 100 gives back some gains into late afternoon

FTSE 100 index closes 1.72% higher US stocks up Market correction for gold 5.30pm: FTSE closes up FTSE 100 index closed ahead on Tuesday as markets cheered Wall Street gains and a potential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine breakthrough. The UK index of leading shares finished over 103 …

Savannah Resources developing broad portfolio of international assets

Savannah Resources developing broad portfolio of international assets

What it owns The group’s asset portfolio encompasses: The Mina do Barroso lithium project in Portugal Block 4 and 5 Copper projects in Oman The Mutamba Mineral Sands project in Mozambique Somero and Erajarvi lithium projects in Finland How is it doing? …