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  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report FORT MCMURRAY ALB The Star While the world watches, the mining companies operating here have been allowed by regulators to pursue a clean-up technique called water capping. It’s supposed to work like this: put the tailings into a mined-out pit, then cover it
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report Mexico City, Mexico Mining Journal Fortuna Silver Mine's shares fell to a new 12-month low Thursday after the company said abnormally high rainfall had caused an overflow in a contingency pond of the dry stack tailings facility at its San Jose mine, in
  • 12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mining Weekly Latin America-focused Leagold on Wednesday announced a two-month shutdown of its RDM mine, in Brazil, citing continued regional drought conditions. This year, RDM remained operational until early October as the processing plant
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Kaplan Herald North American Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the Hydropower Feasibility Assessment Study within watershed 06.H located on the eastern flank of the Company’s 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel sulphide project in
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report MONTREAL QC CTV Montreal More than 300 Quebec municipalities are calling on the province to grant them increased power to protect their water supplies. The towns want to be able to ensure any future oil and gas installations have to be at least two
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report RISTIGOUCHE-PARTIE-SUD-EST QC Sputnik News Ristigouche-Partie-Sud-Est, a municipality in Quebec with a population of only 157, managed to win a court battle against oil and gas exploration company Gastem, successfully preventing the latter from drilling in
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report CALGARY AB Globe Newswire An updated water use report shows that oil and gas companies are using less water and improving recycling to develop Alberta’s oil sands. In fact, mineable and in situ oil sands each recycled about 80 per cent of the water used in
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Water Power Magazine Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for $257 million, with the plants expected to secure a
  • 19 Jan 2018- 07:30 by Local Press Report OTTAWA ON Huffington Post Brazil has flooded large swaths of the Amazon for hydro dams, despite opposition from Indigenous Peoples, environmentalists and others. The country gets 70 per cent of its electricity from hydropower. Brazil's government had
  • 19 Jan 2018- 07:30 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Mining.com Wood Mackenzie sees copper demand increasing significatively over global supply in the next decade and, together with it, miners’ need for reliable sources of water. Access Corporate Risk Ecosystems Investment Water Quality Vancouver
  • 17 Nov 2017- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC About 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil leaked 16 November from a section of the controversial Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota in the largest of three leaks from the pipeline in the state in the last two years. According to a
  • 19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Rabble The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report MONTREAL ON The McGill International Review As the new Trudeaumania is at an all time peak, the new Prime Minister has been vocal about a number of issues including his advocacy for environmental and indigenous rights. Despite this, however, Trudeau has
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada A number of class action lawsuits have been filed against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, alleging the world’s largest gold miner misled shareholders about the fallout of its most recent cyanide spill at the company’s notorious

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