mining

Deep Sea Mining Decisions: Approaching the Point of No Return

Deep Sea Mining Decisions: Approaching the Point of No Return

By Sebastian Losada Over the last two weeks, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has been in discussions in Jamaica. Its mission—to work towards the finalization of exploitation regulations, a so-called mining code, that will allow commercial deep sea mining operations to begin all around the world. In the quest for minerals, deep seabed mining means […]

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    Massive Spill at Canadian Gold Mine Detected By Satellite

    Massive Spill at Canadian Gold Mine Detected By Satellite

    On Aug. 4, an approximately 580 acre impoundment failed at a Canadian gold and copper mine near Likely, British Columbia. The breach at Imperial Metal’s Mt. Polley mine dumped an estimated 1.3 billion gallons of toxic mine waste into the surrounding environment. On Aug. 5, Landsat 8 acquired an image of the mine showing that grey sludge […]

    The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

    The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

    Center for American Progress By Jessica Goad, Shiva Polefka, Michael Conathan and Christy Goldfuss The battle lines are being drawn for what is becoming one of America’s largest natural resources fights in decades, pitting the mining industry against defenders of a way of life and an economy that are inextricably linked to one of the […]

    Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Continues to Destroy Appalachia

    Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Continues to Destroy Appalachia

    Appalachian Voices By Brian Sewell In April, millions of Americans who oppose mountaintop removal celebrated two major court rulings that dealt “major blows” to the coal industry’s use of the destructive practice. But a grim reminder of the work ahead came a week ago, when residents of West Virginia’s Coal River Valley received a letter […]