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Philippines' environment minister says ban on open-pit mining to stay in place

Philippines' environment minister says ban on open-pit mining to stay in place

The Philippines' environment minister Roy Cimatu said on Monday he would not lift a ban on open-pit mining imposed in April in an anti-pollution crackdown, as an inter-agency mining council ...

Illegal miners trapped in disused South Africa gold mine

Illegal miners trapped in disused South Africa gold mine

Emergency workers Sunday were striving to rescue illegal miners trapped underground in Johannesburg's oldest gold mine, a spokesman said.

Malaysia extends bauxite mining ban until year-end

Malaysia extends bauxite mining ban until year-end

Malaysia extended a moratorium on bauxite mining to the end of the year, from Sept. 14, and said the government could stretch the ban by another six months ...

Tiny creatures prompt Australia to reject uranium mine

Tiny creatures prompt Australia to reject uranium mine

Australian environmental authorities Wednesday rejected a Canadian bid to build a mine at a major uranium deposit due to fears the project could threaten tiny underground wildlife.

Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers on Wednesday celebrated a junta move to shutter a controversial gold mine, a rare blow to big business in a kingdom where environmental concerns are often secondary to profit-making.

Luxembourg reaches for the stars with asteroid mining deal

Luxembourg reaches for the stars with asteroid mining deal

Luxembourg has staked its claim to the final frontier with an ambitious plan to profit from the mining of asteroids, the government said Thursday.

Australian politician sets river on fire to protest fracking

Australian politician sets river on fire to protest fracking

An Australian politician has set fire to a river to draw attention to methane gas he says is seeping into the water due to fracking, with the dramatic video attracting more than two millions views.

Largest US coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy

Largest US coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the largest US coal miner, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, battered like the rest of the industry by competition from cheap natural gas and a push for cleaner energy.

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging ...