Mining

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‘Cynical and grotesque’: NSW coalmine allowed to use future pit rehabilitation as offset for habitat destruction
Environment groups decry plan to use site regeneration years after operations end at Glencore’s Mangoola mine as offsets

Lisa Cox

21, Oct, 2021 @10:34 PM

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Coal-state Democrat set to scupper Biden clean energy plans
White House forced to rewrite domestic bill as it makes late bid to secure backing for international deal

Emma Graham-Harrison

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Indigenous tribes tried to block a car battery mine. But the courts stood in the way
Legal setbacks in efforts to block a new lithium mine in Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlight how federal courts routinely fail to protect sacred lands

Hallie Golden

15, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Andrew Forrest criticises use of carbon capture and storage saying it fails ‘19 out of 20 times’
As the Morrison government invests $250m in the technology, the Fortescue metals chief says ‘it’s a good soundbite but it doesn’t work’

Lisa Cox

04, Oct, 2021 @5:17 AM

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Cumbria coalmine would hit global decarbonisation efforts, inquiry hears
UK ‘would be seen as worst hypocrite imaginable’ if plans for deep mine are approved, say environmentalists

Tommy Greene

01, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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New Zealand supreme court blocks seabed mining consent
Campaigners hail ruling preventing TTR dredging 50m tonnes of iron-sands from South Taranaki seabed, though mining firm says it will try again

Karen McVeigh

01, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Shark calling’: locals claim ancient custom threatened by seabed mining
‘Shark calling’, a Papua New Guinea tradition of singing to sharks then catching them by hand, could vanish – and locals blame deep-sea disturbances

Kalolaine Fainu in New Ireland province and Maryann Uechtritz

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Covid tests and superbugs: why the deep sea is key to fighting pandemics
As scientists explore how life in the abyss could generate new medicines, deep-sea mining is threatening to wipe it out

Helen Scales

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘False choice’: is deep-sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution?
Deep sea mining firms claim their rare metals are necessary to power clean tech – but even major electric car firms now back a moratorium

Karen McVeigh

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Experience: our house was moved to a different town
We lived in our dream home. Then suddenly a huge chasm split our town. Rather than buy a new home for the move, we decided to transplant the house

Margot Isaksson

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Grave mistake’: climate scientists issue dire warning over Beetaloo Basin fracking plans
Gas projects must be halted if the Northern Territory government cannot meet promise to fully offset emissions, scientists say

Christopher Knaus

22, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Poland vows to keep coalmine open despite €500,000-a-day ECJ fine
Warsaw argues suspension of operations at Turów on Czech border would put its energy security at risk

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

20, Sep, 2021 @4:08 PM

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