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CARBON CAPTURE

Carbon-capture pioneers achieve breakthrough results

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Canadian enzyme-enabled carbon-capture technology innovator CO2 Solutions and US emissions-control solutions provider Neumann Systems Group (NSG) this week announced “breakthrough” results for their collaboration efforts, resulting in the...
18th July 2014
 
 
Environmental

2014 PneuDrive Challenge focuses on green logistics

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Finalists for this year’s 2014 PneuDrive Challenge – a yearly competition sponsored by pneumatic solutions provider Pneumax Southern Africa and drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive – have until October 13 to work on their designs for this...
18th July 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

Molewa outlines changes to mining-related environmental acts

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has promised to “radically transform” her department’s approach to environmental management as environmental considerations were increasingly mainstreamed in development policies across the economy....
17th July 2014
 
 
ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

Seminal court ruling may affect future of First Nation engagement

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The wheels of justice are known for moving slowly. For the Tsilhqot’in Nation they started to grind in 1989, before a ruling by Canada’s Supreme Court finally stopped them on June 26. Delivering a unanimous verdict, the court recognised a...
16th July 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

US lawmakers introduce Bill to reform 142-year-old mining law

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Twenty US legislators had this week introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives looking for reforms to the General Mining Act of 1872, proposing higher royalties for mining companies. The Bill suggests that mining companies be charged a...
11th July 2014
 
 
MINING & SUSTAINABILITY

Enviro issues, resource decline and enegy and water scarcity may present growth opportunities

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Following concerns around mining companies having struggled to quantify the impacts of sustainability ‘megaforces’ on their mining operations, professional services firm KPMG highlights that if managed appropriately, these megaforces could...
11th July 2014
 
 
MINING & ENERGY

Renewables a serious option for African miners as energy costs, emissions come to the fore in African mining

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Rising energy prices and supply constraints have forced African mining operations to find new energy solutions for affordable, consistent and secure sources of energy. To address these concerns, mining companies operating on the African continent...
11th July 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL

ACT signs environmental approvals agreement

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has signed a new assessment bilateral agreement as part of the federal government’s pursuit to establish a one-stop-shop for environmental assessments. In December last year, Prime Minister Tony Abbot...
9th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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Don't impose enviro tax – Chamber Audio