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People are dying from pollution in South Africa 

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2019 In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why. On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from... 

India’s Mines Ministry makes contingency plans for expiring mining leases

By: Ajoy K Das     27th June 2019 India’s Mines Ministry is drawing up contingency plans to offer a three-year extension for merchant mining leases slated to expire in March next year. Sources in the Ministry said that while the government is pushing state governments to initiate the auction of about 288 mining leases expiring... 

Alaska mine with $100bn lode to get lifeline from Trump EPA

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 The Trump administration is throwing a lifeline to the massive Pebble mine planned near Alaska’s Bristol Bay, as regulators move toward undoing Obama-era environmental restrictions that have thwarted the project. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will resume considering on Wednesday... 

For first time ever, renewables surpass coal in US power mix

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dams, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5-million megawatt-hours of power in... 

Zaldivar mine asks for more time to answer questions amid Atacama water concerns

By: Reuters     26th June 2019 Chilean copper miner Antofagasta said on Tuesday it would ask regulators for more time to answer questions about an environmental impact study for its Zaldivar mine, which draws water from Chile's lithium-rich Atacama salt flat. Chilean regulators last year delayed their review of Zaldivar's... 

Australia's mining future unleashed as AIMEX Conference is announced

26th June 2019 Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are just some of the concepts that will be grappled with when the future of Australia's mining industry is unleashed at Australia's largest and longest running mining exhibition and conference in... 

Hastings gets EPA green light for WA rare earth project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th June 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has green-lit the A$427-million Yangibana rare-earths project, being developed by ASX-listed Hastings Technology Metals. The one-million-tonne-a-year operation is expected to produce some 15 000 t/y of mixed rare earths carbonate, and... 

Australia’s mining future unleashed as AIMEX conference is announced

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are just some of the concepts that will be grappled with when the future of Australia's mining industry is unleashed at Australia's largest and longest running mining exhibition and conference in... 

Omnia to restructure as it seeks to reduce overextended balance sheet 

By: Schalk Burger     25th June 2019 Diversified chemicals group Omnia will, over the next two years, focus on improving the profit margins of its companies’ services and products, ensuring that its assets and investments deliver value, as well as on pursuing international expansion of intellectual property-based businesses that... 

Rio Tinto removed from Norway blacklist after selling polluting mine

By: Bloomberg     25th June 2019 Norway’s $1-trillion wealth fund has removed Rio Tinto from its investing blacklist after the world’s second-biggest miner sold out of the controversial Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Norway has refused to buy Rio Tinto stock for more than a decade because of the environmental damage caused by one... 

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