Mining

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Adani drops $600m claim against Queensland activist and seeks $17m instead
Mining giant claims Ben Pennings sought to disrupt operations of the Carmichael coalmine, its suppliers and contractors

Joe Hinchliffe

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Coalmine fined $150,000 for cracking NSW sandstone formations millions of years old
Conservationists say fine will have ‘little impact’ for Centennial Coal which caused 15 cracks, with the largest 250 metres long

Cait Kelly and Peter Hannam

21, Jun, 2022 @4:14 AM

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‘I’m so angry, I’m wild’: the never-ending wait to clean up asbestos town Wittenoom
The WA government has announced former asbestos mining town of Wittenoom officially closed. But will it get cleaned up? For one man, time is running out

Narelle Towie

29, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Highly implausible’ that new Galilee Basin coalmines would be profitable, study finds
Report says Adani’s Carmichael mine in central Queensland seems ‘rather a political decision, not an economically driven one’

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

26, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Mexican farmers demand redress for illegal mining and violence on their land
Owners of community land bought shares to join annual meeting of Fresnillo, a Mexican FTSE 100 company

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

17, May, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Australian Conservation Foundation names Mount Isa the most polluted postcode in the country
Mount Isa Mines responsible for 91% of emissions in the outback city despite having an ‘industry-leading air quality management framework’

Eden Gillespie

16, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rejection of Arctic mine expansion bid offers hope for narwhal population
Conservationists and Inuit community relieved at decision on Canadian iron mine that threatened ‘extirpation’ of cetacean

Tracey Lindeman in Gatineau

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Nature doesn’t fix itself fast’: Greenland weighs up economy v climate crisis
As the island eyes tourism and mining it is also mindful of controlling the cost

Laura Paddison in Narsaq

07, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Arica review – gripping tale of Chileans fighting back against a mining giant
This documentary covers the struggle for environmental justice as 800 local residents take a Swedish company to court

Phuong Le

02, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Deep-sea gold rush’ for rare metals could cause irreversible harm
Mining companies are planning to profit from the new industry, but environmental campaigners warn of disastrous consequences

Rupert Neate

29, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Clive Palmer’s proposed open-cut mine could have ‘far-reaching impact’ on Great Barrier Reef, study finds
Study finds tidal currents could introduce pollution from coalmine into seagrass meadows and dugong sanctuary in marine park

Ben Smee

27, Apr, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Uncontrolled coal-seam fires are catastrophic polluters
Subterranean fires are almost impossible to extinguish and add to global emissions from fossil fuels

Jeremy Plester

21, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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