mining

Trump Admin Is Rushing to Mine Sacred Tribal Land in Arizona

Trump Admin Is Rushing to Mine Sacred Tribal Land in Arizona

In yet another attack on the environment before leaving office, the Trump administration is seeking to transfer ownership of San Carlos Apache holy ground in Oak Flat, Arizona, to a copper mining company. The administration pushed to finish the environmental review process, a necessary step to transfer ownership to copper mining company Resolution Copper, and […]

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    Russian Mining Giant Admits to Polluting the Arctic With Wastewater

    Russian Mining Giant Admits to Polluting the Arctic With Wastewater

    Russia’s Norilsk Nickel ran into trouble earlier this month when one of its subsidiaries accidentally spilled 21,000 tons of diesel that ended up polluting a pristine Arctic lake. Now the company admits that it has been dumping wastewater into the Arctic tundra, as Agence-France Press, (AFP) reported. The metallurgical giant said on Sunday that it […]

    Cook Islands to Allow Seabed Mining Licenses Despite Negative Environmental Impact

    Cook Islands to Allow Seabed Mining Licenses Despite Negative Environmental Impact

    By Monica Evans This article has been updated to reflect corrected information in the original version. The Cook Islands government plans to license seabed mining operators to prospect its exclusive economic zone for manganese and cobalt nodules within the coming financial year, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown told the Cook Islands News. Brown’s comments, reported […]

    Cook Islands to Allow Seabed Mining Licenses Despite Negative Environmental Impact

    Cook Islands to Allow Seabed Mining Licenses Despite Negative Environmental Impact

    By Monica Evans The Cook Islands government plans to license seabed mining operators to prospect its exclusive economic zone for manganese and cobalt nodules within the coming financial year, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown told the Cook Islands News. Brown’s comments, reported in a May 23 article, came in response to a new report commissioned […]

    Investors Want Companies to Disclose Environmental Risk

    Investors Want Companies to Disclose Environmental Risk

    There’s a growing push from large investors in publicly traded companies to hold the companies accountable for the environmental impact of their practices. In the latest salvo, global companies worth more than $10 trillion are urging companies to disclose their environmental impact to investors, as Forbes reported. Activist campaigns have proven remarkably effective recently, as […]

    Mining Giant BHP Pauses Plans to Blast 40 Aboriginal Heritage Sites

    Mining Giant BHP Pauses Plans to Blast 40 Aboriginal Heritage Sites

    Anglo-Australian mining company BHP said it would pause plans to destroy 40 Aboriginal heritage sites as part of its expansion of an iron ore mine in Western Australia (WA). The plans were first revealed by The Guardian Australia Wednesday and come on the heels of the controversial destruction by rival mining company Rio Tinto of […]