Mining Weekly | Environmental http://www.miningweekly.com/page/environmental Mon, 29 May 2017 22:04:09 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Canada publishes rules to reduce oil and gas sector methane emissions, air pollution http://www.miningweekly.com/article/canada-announces-rules-to-reduce-methane-emissions-air-pollution-from-oil-and-gas-sector-2017-05-26 Henry Lazenby METHANE EMISSIONS Fri, 26 May 2017 19:33:00 +0200 453657 1496041450 1495819980 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000652359_resized_shalegas1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Botswana receives load bank system order http://www.miningweekly.com/article/botswana-receives-load-bank-system-order-2017-05-26 Simone Liedtke Environmental Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452091 1495523592 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648433_resized_vertenergysuppliesascofromentloadbanktopeterinvestments052017vertenergysuppliers1022.jpg SECURING SUPPLY Vert Energy plays a role in providing dependable power to companies, even in Africa’s most remote countries – such as Botswana 511 287 Botswana to adopt Canadian model of sustainability http://www.miningweekly.com/article/botswana-to-adopt-canadian-model-of-sustainability-2017-05-26 Simone Liedtke Environmental Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452242 1495523592 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648950_resized_projectmanagementwescoalelandspruitmine120716victor1022.jpg CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TSM requires miners to continuously assess their mining practices and report them to the community 511 287 Council for Geoscience launches near-shore mapping programme http://www.miningweekly.com/article/with-anticipated-growth-in-offshore-exploration-cgs-establishes-dedicated-marine-geoscience-programme-2017-05-26 Ilan Solomons MARINE MINING Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451896 1495523593 1495749600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000647822_resized_manganesenodulesfromdeepoffshorecookislandscredit030720111022.jpg TREASURES OF THE DEEP Future possibilities in offshore mining include polymetallic manganese nodules and crusts, glauconite, phosphates and building aggregates 511 287 Teck Resources says does not expect snow melt to materially affect copper mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/teck-resources-says-does-not-expect-snow-melt-to-materially-affect-copper-mine-2017-05-24 Reuters ENVIRONMENT Wed, 24 May 2017 23:29:00 +0200 453296 1495661572 1495661340 1498255200 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 NGO sues Guatemala mining Ministry for issuing Escobal licence http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ngo-files-guatemala-suit-against-mining-ministry-for-issuing-escobal-licence-2017-05-24 Henry Lazenby LEGAL ACTION Wed, 24 May 2017 21:37:00 +0200 453294 1495703584 1495654620 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000651478_resized_tahoeresourcesescobal.jpg Escobal, Guatemala 511 287 AuRico Gold, First Nations ink impact benefit accord http://www.miningweekly.com/article/aurico-gold-first-nations-ink-impact-benefit-accord-2017-05-19 Henry Lazenby GOLD Fri, 19 May 2017 03:04:00 +0200 452795 1495177621 1495155840 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Inflated base case prices could dent confidence in mine development http://www.miningweekly.com/article/inflated-base-case-prices-could-dent-confidence-in-mine-development-2017-05-19 Henry Lazenby PRICE ASSUMPTIONS Fri, 19 May 2017 01:17:00 +0200 452793 1495174072 1495149420 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650197_resized_copperbloomberg.jpg 511 287 KZN coal mine supplying communities’ water needs and more, mulls output expansion http://www.miningweekly.com/article/zululand-colliery-quenching-communities-water-needs-seeks-to-ramp-up-output-shortly-2017-05-19 Ilan Solomons COAL Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451516 1495715593 1495144800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000649355_resized_caring.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/69007_2017-04-24_zac-revisedbroll_-_lio-hd_web.mp430611618Zululand anthracite colliery discusses the importance it places on providing potable water for the local communities, as well as provides a mining operational update. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer. Zululand anthracite colliery discusses the importance it places on providing potable water for the local communities, as well as provides a mining operational update. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer. New multigas detector sets benchmark – supplier http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-multigas-detector-sets-benchmark-supplier-2017-05-19 Simone Liedtke Environmental Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451121 1494853184 1495144800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646237_resized_fourgasmonitorwithxcellsensors042017msaafrica1022.jpg ALTAIR CONNECT The MSA Altair Connect application can immediately send alarm notifications to other users using text messages 511 287 New toolkit to help govts manage small-scale mining sector http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-guidance-toolkit-aims-to-assist-management-of-artisanal-and-small-scale-mining-sector-2017-05-19 Ilan Solomons SMALL-SCALE MINING Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451268 1494853185 1495144800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646677_resized_artisanalmining11drccreditbgr1022.jpg GIVING GUIDANCE The guidance report provides direction on how to ensure effective, inclusive strategy development and implementation, as well as effective governance of ASM 511 287 Report sketches optimistic outlook for BC mining sector http://www.miningweekly.com/article/report-sketches-optimistic-outlook-for-bc-mining-sector-2017-05-17 Creamer Media Reporter BC MINING Wed, 17 May 2017 19:26:00 +0200 452646 1495183743 1495041960 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Miners increase green energy use to power their pits http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-increase-green-energy-use-to-power-their-pits-2017-05-16 Reuters SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Tue, 16 May 2017 20:14:00 +0200 452532 1494958759 1494958440 1497564000 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000649541_resized_barrickgoldrenewablewind.jpg 511 287 Chinese steel industry policies to boost iron-ore demand – Rio Tinto CEO http://www.miningweekly.com/article/chinese-steel-industry-policies-to-boost-demand-jacques-2017-05-16 Megan van Wyngaardt STEEL Tue, 16 May 2017 14:23:00 +0200 452478 1494942692 1494937380 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Walkabout gets environmental nod http://www.miningweekly.com/article/walkabout-gets-environmental-nod-2017-05-16 Esmarie Swanepoel GRAPHITE Tue, 16 May 2017 08:34:00 +0200 452394 1494927739 1494916440 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Senate inquiry into Bight fizzles http://www.miningweekly.com/article/senate-inquiry-into-bight-fizzles-2017-05-12 Esmarie Swanepoel MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 12 May 2017 08:57:00 +0200 452144 1494582328 1494572220 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 De Beers in push for carbon-neutral mining at its operations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/diamond-major-leads-research-project-to-deliver-carbon-neutral-mining-at-its-operations-2017-05-12 Mia Breytenbach MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451301 1494248659 1494540000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646713_resized_debeerskimberlite052017bloomberg1022.jpg CARBONATION PROSPECT Kimberlite has been found to offer suitable properties for storing carbon through mineral carbonation technologies 511 287 Dust regulations hinder productivity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dust-regulations-hinder-productivity-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Environmental Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450337 1494579318 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644210_resized_t1255tlssaction042017vermeerequipmentsuppliers1022.jpg IDEAL SOLUTION The T1255III Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine is ideal for use in surface mine applications with drill-and-blast restrictions 511 287 Dust-suppression specialist geared for growth in Africa http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dust-suppression-specialist-geared-towards-growth-in-africa-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Environmental Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450560 1494249717 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644791_resized_dustsuppression042017icatenvironmentalsolutions1022.jpg OPENCAST OBSTACLE Visibility on opencast mine roads is severely impaired by excessive road dust and is a major cause of on-site vehicle accidents 511 287 Improved outcomes at member quarries http://www.miningweekly.com/article/environmental-performance-improved-at-member-quarries-2017-03-17 Johane Turkstra Environmental Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445783 1494248658 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632321_resized_aspasaaboutfacenicopienaar032017jpg1022.jpg NICO PIENAAR The About Face programme is a valuable tool for meaningful self-governance 511 287 Philippines' new Environment Minister says can allow responsible mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/philippines-new-environment-minister-says-can-allow-responsible-mining-2017-05-09 Reuters MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Tue, 09 May 2017 06:12:00 +0200 451647 1494313233 1494303120 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Geodrill reports ‘most promising start to any fiscal year ever’ – CEO http://www.miningweekly.com/article/geodrill-reports-most-promising-start-to-any-fiscal-year-ever-ceo-2017-05-09 Henry Lazenby DRILL SERVICES Tue, 09 May 2017 00:18:00 +0200 451640 1494315641 1494281880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000647299_resized_explorationdrilling1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Northern Dynasty, EPA identify likely framework to settle long-standing dispute next week http://www.miningweekly.com/article/northern-dynasty-epa-identify-likely-framework-to-settle-longstanding-dispute-next-week-2017-05-06 Henry Lazenby ENVIRONMENT Sat, 06 May 2017 00:40:00 +0200 451502 1494225472 1494024000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Queensland unveils mine rehabilitation reforms http://www.miningweekly.com/article/queensland-unveils-mine-rehabilitation-reforms-2017-05-05 Esmarie Swanepoel MINE REHABILITATION Fri, 05 May 2017 09:03:00 +0200 451353 1493976615 1493967780 99999999999 Mariaan Webb 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646762_resized_miningequipmentyellowmetal1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Capitalising on need to save water http://www.miningweekly.com/article/capitalising-on-need-to-save-water-through-efficiency-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Environmental Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449514 1493213827 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642196_resized_minewaterkwatanivibratingdewateringmachinepic020420171022.jpg TECH DRIVE Kwatani believes mines should reduce their overall water use through the introduction of innovation and technology, instead of relying on the discovery of new water sources 511 287 Dung beetles a ‘highly viable’ option to rehabilitate soil at disused coal mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dung-beetles-prove-highly-viable-for-degraded-soil-rehabilitation-at-disused-coal-mines-2017-05-05 Dylan Slater MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450373 1493970161 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644249_resized_confluentenvironmentaldungbeetleapplication0420171022.jpeg FIELD TEST Dung beetles have been applied to degraded land on a former coal mine, thereby demonstrating their real-world viability in improving key aspects of soil quality 511 287 Mission urges ‘imminent action’ to curb contamination from old Kyrgyzstan mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/eia-released-on-kyrgyzstan-mine-environmental-rehab-concern-2017-05-05 Ilan Solomons MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450387 1493196488 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644280_resized_sumsarindustrialareainkyrgyzstan1022.jpg SUMSAR INDUSTRIAL AREA, KYRGYZSTAN The former Sumsar mining and ore processing area is located in an ecologically sensitive environment and is exposing residents to chemical contaminants 511 287 More to mining’s water challenge than AMD http://www.miningweekly.com/article/more-to-minings-water-challenge-than-amd-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Environmental Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449352 1493213885 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641696_resized_csiracidminedrainageblackreefincline101010meganwait1022.jpg REPRESSED FOCUS Acid mine drainage has monopolised the industry’s focus because of its environmental impact 511 287 Mozambique authorities act to protect mining tax base from illegal activities http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mozambican-authorities-act-to-protect-their-mining-tax-base-from-illegal-activities-2017-05-05 Keith Campbell Gemstones Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450450 1493196488 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Settlement likely by year-end as parties in silicosis case pursue out-of-court option http://www.miningweekly.com/article/silicosis-settlement-foreseen-this-year-as-gold-sector-continues-work-to-reduce-exposure-2017-05-05 Jade Davenport HEALTH & SAFETY Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450364 1493716540 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645717_resized_dust.jpg 511 287 Shift in thinking positive for uptake of new tech http://www.miningweekly.com/article/shift-in-thinking-encouraging-for-uptake-of-new-tech-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Environmental Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448790 1493196485 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000640174_resized_minewatermultotecishigakifibrewakishimzupolishingfilter10420171022.jpg PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY Multotec is actively aiming to educate the mining industry on the benefits and opportunities provided by its polishing filter, the Ishigaki Fibre-Wakishimzu 511 287 Valves training centre well received by industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/valves-training-centre-well-received-by-industry-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Environmental Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449937 1493196487 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643172_resized_minewateravkvalves042017jpg1022.jpg VITAL COMPONENT It is critical that mines select the correct valves to suit their specifications for quality water-flow solutions 511 287 Water management strategy cannot be ignored http://www.miningweekly.com/article/water-management-strategy-cannot-be-overlooked-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Environmental Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449516 1493214289 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642169_resized_minewaterbloomberg310632402150420171022.jpg WATER INTENSIVE With mines requiring water in the majority of their processes, water management strategies are vital 511 287 De Beers leads research project to deliver carbon-neutral mining at its operations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/de-beers-leads-research-project-to-deliver-carbon-neutral-mining-at-its-operations-2017-05-04 Mia Breytenbach DIAMONDS Thu, 04 May 2017 10:31:00 +0200 451227 1494505968 1493886660 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646396_resized_diamondsdebeersmineralcarbonationdebeers1022.jpeg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68790_debeers.mp42092249An animation shows the mineral carbonation process at a diamond mine. Video courtesy of De Beers An animation shows the mineral carbonation process at a diamond mine. Video courtesy of De Beers Second review of Philippine mines to go ahead – finance official http://www.miningweekly.com/article/second-review-of-philippine-mines-to-go-ahead-finance-official-2017-05-04 Reuters ENVIRONMENT Thu, 04 May 2017 09:58:00 +0200 451212 1493885208 1493884680 1496527200 Reuters 0 0 Platinum's process leap given Parliamentary pep http://www.miningweekly.com/article/platinums-process-leap-given-parliamentary-pep-2017-04-28 Martin Creamer ELECTRICITY REDUCTION Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:40:00 +0200 450834 1493391144 1493386800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645418_resized_ebrahimpatel02duane.jpg Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel 511 287 Collaboration key to build pipeline of opportunities on global scale http://www.miningweekly.com/article/collaboration-key-to-build-pipeline-of-opportunities-on-global-scale-2017-04-28 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449196 1492783643 1493330400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641302_resized_raglanminenunavikquebeccanadaxstrata04171022.jpg CLEAN TECH The Valorisation Carbone Québec project aims to demonstrate carbon dioxide capture and beneficial reuse at the large-scale industrial facilities of Québec’s main industries, namely manufacturing and mining 511 287 Greater emphasis on ensuring sustainability http://www.miningweekly.com/article/greater-emphasis-on-ensuring-sustainability-beyond-mine-life-2017-04-28 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449188 1492783643 1493330400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641315_resized_acidminedrainagegenericpicture1022.jpg ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION Engineering innovation could transform mining assets into new business opportunities 511 287