Mining

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Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules
Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution

Patrick Greenfield

02, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Global push for green steel could hit Australia’s $150bn iron ore exports if miners don’t adapt, report finds
Cheap renewable energy could see industry upgrade iron ore production and lure steelmaking onshore, expert says

Peter Hannam

01, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles
EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

Oliver Balch

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Canadian town of Tiny has the world’s purest water. A gravel mining operation could ruin it
The people of Tiny and neighboring First Nations are fighting the expansion of the quarry pits to keep their water pristine

Leyland Cecco in Elmvale, Ontario

25, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river
Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

24, Nov, 2021 @5:04 PM

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TV tonight: a deep dig into Tesla’s electric car revolution
Panorama asks how ethical Elon Musk’s rare-metal supply chain is. Plus: Jimmy Perez concludes his murder case on scary Shetland. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact
London-listed firm says it will ‘vigorously defend’ plan to continue mining gold and silver

Jillian Ambrose

22, Nov, 2021 @11:07 AM

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WA Nippers parents speak out against Woodside Energy sponsorship deal
The climate emergency is a ‘child’s crisis’, say families unhappy about fossil fuel company’s tie-up with learn-to-swim program

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Nov, 2021 @2:29 AM

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‘Inconceivable’: Hunter coal plan may spell disaster for prime wine country
A coalminer’s application for a lease in the middle of the grape-growing region has galvanised local opposition

Caitlin Cassidy

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution
People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

Daniel Boffey in the Jadar valley, Serbia

19, Nov, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Traditional owners say they haven’t seen Aboriginal cultural heritage bill as it goes before WA parliament
State government claims bill will protect sites but First Nations people say there has not been genuine consultation

Lorena Allam

17, Nov, 2021 @2:55 AM

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