23 May 2013 - 09:50 by Local Press Report
MAPUTO (Human Rights Watch) — Many of the 1,429 households resettled to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto’s international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique have faced serious disruptions in their access to foo
16 May 2013 - 07:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Canada-based Barrick Gold plans to invest $27 million USD to respond Chile’s Environmental Superintendency (SMA), which cited violations at Barrick’s Pascua Lama mining project.
16 May 2013 - 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya’s newly created Ministry of Mining and other government agencies this week began the process of developing guidelines to protect water and environmental resources near mineral exploration sit
14 May 2013 - 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan government’s decision to authorize a mine has led to violent protests, leaving two people dead, at least 16 community leaders captured, and causing the government to declare a state
10 May 2013 - 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — A total of $43 billion USD in planned mining projects in Chile have been delayed, and increased water and energy costs are a major factor, according to Alberto Salas, president of the National Mini
2 May 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Despite being ordered by a Chilean court to stop work on the portion of the Pascua Lama mine that falls within its borders, Canada-based miner Barrick Gold announced this week that it will continue
29 Apr 2013 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Malawi government has issued 172 mining licenses in the past four years as part of its effort to boost the country’s agriculture-dependent economy.
26 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — The National Copper Corporation of Chile (CODELCO) faces protests by workers and public opposition to its Andina 244 expansion project.
25 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — A recent ruling by Chile’s Supreme Court could pen the door for mines to extract water without paying water rights, according to local press reports.
12 Apr 2013 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Fox Business) — Antimining protesters vandalized parts of property owned by gold mining company Minera Yanacocha in northern Peru, the company said Thursday, highlighting the challenges the firm continues to fac
2 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Canada, VANCOUVER — Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
29 Mar 2013 - 10:10 by Local Press Report
MPUMALANGA (NEPAD Water) — Mining giant Anglo American’s eMala- hleni water reclamation plant has responded to a call to aid communities in the flood ravaged country of Mozambique.Recent floods in the southern and central
21 Mar 2013 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Montreal Gazette) — A study of mercury contamination in a southeastern Peruvian jungle area ravaged by illegal gold mining found unsafe levels of the toxic metal in 78 per cent of adults in the regional capital and
19 Mar 2013 - 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, HARARE — A major mining project in the area near the Gwayi-Shangani Dam is raising concerns over freshwater pollution in Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland North province, in the southwest of the country.
15 Mar 2013 - 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, IXTACAMAXTITLÁN — Farmers in the municipality of Ixtacamaxtitlán in Mexico’s Puebla state are asking the National Water Commission (Conagua) to carry out an investigation into water being used by Canadian mining com
12 Mar 2013 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Reuters) — Anti-mining activists have filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights accusing Peru's government of rights abuses during protests against one of Latin America's biggest
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ — Approximately 2,000 people from 11 municipalities in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain region have formed “civil self-defense battalions” to patrol the region to prevent the Canadian mining gr
1 Mar 2013 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Local Peruvians have ended a nearly week-long protest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Lagunas Norte Mine, the Canadian mining giant announced on February 27.
25 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — The Environmental Evaluation Commission in Chile’s Atacama region last week imposed a fine of some $250,000 on Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project over sanitation issues and violations of t
22 Feb 2013 - 10:46 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (Creamer Media's Engineering News) — As trade between South Africa and the Czech Republic increases, companies such as Envites are homing in on the South African mining and other markets with sophisticated water treatment systems as
22 Feb 2013 - 10:36 by Local Press Report
BOSTON (Seeking Alpha) — The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched pla
20 Feb 2013 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
PIEDRAS (Colombia Reports) — The Colombian branch of the South African-based gold mining conglomerate AngloGold Ashanti is taking the municipality of Piedras in the central Colombian department of Tolima to court claiming that
19 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold is denying that activity at its Pascua Lama mine has had no affect on Andean glaciers in the region.
11 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Residents of Peru’s Cañaris district agreed last week to suspend protests until after a meeting with government officials. The meeting was to take place on February 9.
11 Feb 2013 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
LIMA (World War 4 Report) — Peru's Yanacocha mining company—that seeking to develop the controversial Conga project in Cajamarca region—is appealing a ruling of the National Water Authority (ANA) barring expansion
31 Jan 2013 - 08:55 by Local Press Report
SAN JUAN (Fox Business) — Argentina's mineral-rich San Juan Province has cleared two mines owned by Barrick Gold Corp.
30 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, KEMEROVO — A mining company in the remote Kemerovo region of Russia has been fined $666,000 USD for causing massive environmental damage by consistently releasing untreated industrial wastewater into a river.
30 Jan 2013 - 08:48 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Fox Business) — Prime Minister Juan Jimenez will meet with Gregorio Santos, the president of the Cajamarca region on Tuesday, and observers hope the meeting could help move forward the stalled Minas Conga copper
30 Jan 2013 - 08:43 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Mining.com) — Over 100 farmers continued Tuesday blocking roads leading to Canadian miner Candente Copper Corp.’s Canariaco copper project, after a clash with police Friday left at least four injured. Acc
16 Jan 2013 - 02:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s copper production could reach 2.5 million tons by 2016 if water supply for mining areas can be guaranteed, Energy and Mines Minister Jorge Merino said last week.
11 Jan 2013 - 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Canadian mining company Candente Copper has re-started drilling operations at the $1.5 billion USD Lambayeque Peru Cañariaco mining project.
10 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Hundreds of people are protesting against plans for the AngloGold Ashanti mining company to establish a gold ore processing plant in central Colombia.
4 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuacorriente SA (ECSA), an Ecuadorian subsidiary of China's CRCC-Tongguan Investment, has signed a contract with the country’s Ministry of Production and disbursed an initial $40 million USD inves
2 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Water and energy shortages “paralyzed” Chile’s mining industry in the second half of 2012, but mining companies expect solutions to these issues to take shape in the new year.
21 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government has drawn up a comprehensive mining bill to regulate extraction of the country’s newfound mineral and oil deposits and enforce stiff penalties for pollution of freshwater sour
12 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa has found a partial solution to its pressing acid mine drainage issues with an access and treatment agreement by three of South Africa-based gold mining operator DRDGold’s subsidiaries