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  • 12 Sep 2019- 13:06 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining.com After two years of debate and consultations, the gold sector has come up with a set of global principles that set out clear expectations for investors and downstream users of what constitutes responsible mining. Led by the members of the
  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence land and
  • 2 Mar 2019- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network. EIB President
  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research describes how climate-change-related extreme weather events in 2018 affected every populated continent causing injury and displacement of millions and costing billions of dollars. The report, released by Christian Aid
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal Anglo American has stopped iron ore production in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state after a pipeline that transports its product to Rio de Janeiro leaked into one of the region’s streams. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Pollution Social Issues
  • 16 Jan 2018- 08:51 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal The water issue is not as simple as being able to locate a captive source to start a development, it is much more complicated. "From supply origin (surface, ground, sea or third-party water), management (recirculation and
  • 25 Sep 2017- 07:51 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the
  • 21 Jun 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report LONDON EcoWatch Scores of people around the world were murdered last year while trying to protect their communities from illegal mining and logging, palm oil agriculture and other industrial development projects, according to a London-based environmental and
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the

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