Mining

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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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‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian village
The long read: 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?

Ankur Paliwal

20, Dec, 2022 @6:00 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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New Cumbria coalmine ‘like opening a Betamax factory’, says Tim Farron
Cumbrian Lib Dem MP condemns decision to give green light to Britain’s first new coalmine in 30 years

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

08, Dec, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Cop15: Trudeau pledges £510m for Indigenous-led conservation projects
Canada’s prime minister calls on China, Russia and Brazil to expand protected areas for nature

Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston in Montreal, and Leyland Cecco in Toronto

08, Dec, 2022 @12:15 PM

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