Mining

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Brazil launches operation to drive illegal miners from Yanomami lands
Special forces destroy aircraft and seize weapons in effort to protect largest Indigenous reserve from mining mafias

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

08, Feb, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Why a Swedish town is on the move – one building at a time
The Arctic town of Kiruna is subsiding and under threat from being swallowed by a vast iron ore mine. But what does its relocation mean for the local Sami reindeer herders?

Jennifer Rankin in Kiruna

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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What is the radioactive capsule missing in WA used for and how dangerous is it?
As authorities scour the desert for the missing source, here’s what we know about how it works and what threat it poses to humans

Donna Lu

30, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coalmine that ate an Indian village – podcast
In a pristine forest in central India, the multibillion-dollar mining giant Adani has razed trees – and homes – to dig more coal. How does this kind of destruction get the go-ahead?

Written by Ankur Paliwal, read by Raj Ghatak and produced by Jessica Beck. The executive producer was Ellie Bury

23, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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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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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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Anthony Albanese rejects reports of $450m coal price cap payout for Rio Tinto and partners
Federal and state governments have agreed to pay producers compensation for pre-existing supply contracts exceeding the cap

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

29, Dec, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Cumbria coalmine digs a hole for Britain’s climate policy | Letters
Letters: Michael Gove’s decision to approve a new mine is greeted with anger and frustration by Steven Schofield, Keith Fitton, Dr Chris Haughton, Gary Nethercott and Liz Fairhurst

12, Dec, 2022 @4:52 PM

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The Observer view on the indefensible decision to open a deep coalmine in a climate crisis | Observer editorial
The government says the needs of UK steelmaking override the environmental impact. The industry thinks differently

Observer editorial

11, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Cumbria coalmine is owned by private equity firm with Caymans base
West Cumbria Mining, which set up Whitehaven office during push for new mine, owned by EMR Capital

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

08, Dec, 2022 @4:20 PM

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