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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
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRISBANE ABC News (Australia) The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval. The environmental group Coast and
  • 13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Queensland, 60 percent of which has been
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's environmental regulator, SMA, on October 13th announced plans to bring nine charges against Antofagasta Minerals’ Los Pelambres copper mine in the Coquimbo Region for failing to comply with its environmental permit. The
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Weekly Chile's environmental regulator said on Tuesday it has approved a $19.1-million mitigation plan presented by KGHM's Sierra Gorda copper mine, after it found nine infractions at the operation. Corporate Risk Policy Pollution
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The mine is operated by Brazilian mining company
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VANCOUVER, BC, Canada Canadian mining company Kinross Gold has suspended operations at its Maricunga mine in Chile’s Atacama region, after a Chilean court upheld the environmental regulator’s order to shut off the mine’s water wells. That ruling, issued
  • 1 Aug 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Members of environmental organizations held protests in the capital, Santiago, over the weekend to voice opposition to Chile’s proposed glacier protection law, which they say will benefit mining companies at the expense of the environment
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 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,
  • 21 Mar 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters The Chilean government has shut down the water system attached to the Maricunga mine operated by Canadian company Kinross Gold, citing environmental damages. Climate Corporate Risk Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology Pollution
  • 26 Feb 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VALPARAISO, Chile The Valparaiso Health Authority has started a legal summary against Chile’s National Copper Corporation (Codelco) after a pipeline rupture at Codelco's Andina mine caused 50 cubic meters of copper concentrate to spill into the
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Arsenic extracted from copper ore in Chile has found its way into ice cores in the Jones Mountains of Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers from Brazil’s Polar Climate Center (CPC). In the study, “ Anomalously high
  • 17 Nov 2015- 12:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Water availability in central Chile could drop by 10 percent by 2030, according to a new report released last week by NGO Fundacion Chile. The report, developed during the first 10 months of this year, sought to determine the water

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