Mining

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Wagner mercenaries sustain losses in fight for Central African Republic gold
Russian fighters clash with rebels as Kremlin tries to extend power in mineral rich country

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum and Jason Burke

02, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc
By 2050 electric vehicles could require huge amounts of lithium for their batteries, causing damaging expansions of mining

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

24, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Jair Bolsonaro accused of acts of genocide against Amazonian group
Brazilian president says predecessor emboldened wildcat miners which led to wrecked forests and disease and death among Indigenous people

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

22, Jan, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Landmark deals give Indigenous key role in Canada resource projects
YQT community signs unprecedented agreement with coal company giving Indigenous leadership ‘veto’ on proposed project

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

22, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Chile rejects $2.5bn iron and copper mine planned near penguin reserve
Dominga project included insufficient efforts to mitigate impact on reserves for dolphins, whales and penguins, committee says

John Bartlett in Santiago

18, Jan, 2023 @5:49 PM

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New Cumbria coalmine likely to break UK’s climate pledge, analysis says
Whitehaven colliery will release about 17,500 tonnes of methane every year, estimates thinktank

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

17, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Salvadoran environmental defenders detained for decades-old crimes
Activists worry the arrests are a move by the cash-strapped government to open the country to now banned metals mining

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

14, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Honduran environmental defenders shot dead in broad daylight
Aly Domínguez and Jairo Bonilla, co-founders of grassroots resistance group to iron ore mine in Guapinol, murdered in street

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

11, Jan, 2023 @3:19 PM

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Australian coal industry says China market matters less than before, even if import ban ends
Queensland Resources Council says industry would welcome restrictions easing but new long-term customers since found elsewhere in Asia

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @5:24 AM

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Lost and found: the rediscovery that became ‘Leonardo DiCaprio’s frog’
The longnose harlequin frog, not seen since the 1980s, was found again in 2016 and has since become a symbol of defiance against mining plans in the Intag Valley

Graeme Green

29, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Rio Tinto and partners could receive as much as $450m in government compensation for coal price cap
Queensland and the federal government will split compensation costs for the Gladstone plant, under the agreement struck at national cabinet

Amy Remeikis

28, Dec, 2022 @3:58 AM

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Campaign against coal royalty increases could backfire, Queensland treasurer warns mining lobby
Exclusive: Cameron Dick urges resources council to stop risking coal’s social licence with ad campaign as royalty rise is here to stay

Ben Smee

22, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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