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  Topic: water supply, here will do
Shane

Replies: 5
Views: 1106
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 22 11:32 am   Subject: water supply, here will do
Looks a bit like the system of leats that were put in on Dartmoor between the 16th and 18th centuries.
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 22 12:02 pm   Subject: Wildlife
We have a new resident, much to the frustration of the cats, who can see it but not reach it. Two eggs under there:

https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/31019/Dove_small.jpg
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 22 12:48 pm   Subject: Wildlife
you seem to be getting the hang of it

Ha ha - yep, I can hold my own.

Did two laps of the island a day, and the currents were strong on three days, so a good work out. Last day was partic ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 22 6:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
Had a rather special wildlife encounter of my own last week. That's me just popping up from underneath it. My son is in the foreground (foresea?) with the blue fins and my wife to the left with the ye ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 22 8:05 am   Subject: Wildlife
Are you sure that's not a red kite? Doesn't look like a falcon.
  Topic: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Shane

Replies: 29
Views: 7910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 22 4:23 am   Subject: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Hydrogen is tough because the molecules are so small (and hence like to escape) unless sequestered somehow. Ammonia is being looked at as a potential shipping fuel of the future, although I certainly ...
  Topic: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Shane

Replies: 29
Views: 7910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 22 4:18 am   Subject: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
I can't really comment in any detail on a public forum, but I would suggest that rebranding and public statements of good intentions should be considered in a more strategic sense.
  Topic: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Shane

Replies: 29
Views: 7910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 22 11:38 am   Subject: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
That's what happens out this way - the regulator forces operating companies to pay into an escrow account every year. Payments are calculated to ensure that there is enough in the escrow account to co ...
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Shane

Replies: 34
Views: 12863
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 22 11:36 am   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/07/study-links-crab-deaths-and-dog-illness-to-dredging-for-teesside-freeport]More of the same.
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Shane

Replies: 34
Views: 12863
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 22 4:22 am   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Unlikely to be sewage, as a major release would kill by depleting the water of oxygen, and that would affect the entire water column. I'd guess that something toxic and heavier than water has been rel ...
  Topic: logging in
Shane

Replies: 47
Views: 83839
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 22 4:13 am   Subject: logging in
Is the yellow box around popular threads a new thing? I've never noticed it before.
  Topic: strange basketry questions
Shane

Replies: 9
Views: 9897
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 22 11:51 am   Subject: strange basketry questions
dpack's a real man - I'm sure he'll be fine
  Topic: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Shane

Replies: 29
Views: 7910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 22 11:46 am   Subject: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Thanks. We don't have flares from the wells round here, just nodding donkeys. I assume from that there will be little methane, but what there is will just expand as the oil is removed?
There will be ...
  Topic: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
Shane

Replies: 29
Views: 7910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 22 4:12 am   Subject: well done oilman, a baling thimble on the titanic
I assumed that there was very little methane in the 'pumped' wells.
There can be a lot of methane down there. The problem with remote wells that have no industrial infrastructure around them is that ...
  Topic: things to do with fish
Shane

Replies: 3
Views: 1607
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 22 4:03 am   Subject: things to do with fish
One to try next time I'm over that way. I do hope it tastes better than the Icelandic equivalent
 
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