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Sherritt International fined $1 million for coal mine spills in Canada

Sherritt pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act.

Conservative radio personality takes on Adani

A TV ad featuring a famous radio broadcaster is pushing to ‘stop the taxpayer loan’ to the Indian group

Kiwis protest against seabed mining

The Green Party wants to create New Zealand’s largest marine mammal sanctuary in order to stop extractive activities in the South Taranaki Bight

These are the mining sector’s suggestions to the Canadian government

Industry highlights the topics they would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual conference

Codelco to produce “green” copper

The pilot project is taking place at the Gabriela Mistral mine

A Canadian company wants to help artisanal miners produce “clean gold”

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

How to accomplish more mining with better water treatment

As environmental regulations toughen up, Veolia's Water Technologies division is seeing increased interest from Canadian miners

Argentina’s Supreme Court to hear case on Barrick's mine

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

Lucky Minerals allowed to explore for gold near Yellowstone National Park

The Vancouver-based company plans to explore an area located within the privately-owned St. Julian mine claim block

Religious leaders occupy Australia’s environment minister's office to protest Adani’s coal mine

A rabbi, a Uniting church reverend, a former Catholic priest and a Buddhist leader occupied Australia's environment minister's office

Tailings dam of largest open pit copper mine in Canada is safe: Teck

On April 8, a line spilled 850,000 litres of process water

Tintina Resources resubmits operating permit application for Montana copper mine

Montana's Department of Environmental Quality expressed concerns about the Black Butte copper project's potential impacts from tailings.

Mining threats UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Out of 75 documented threats against nine designated natural and cultural sites, 23 belong to the "physical resource extraction" category.

NEB Trans Mountain decision delayed by proposed route revision

The company’s preferred corridor would include a trenchless drill crossing a conservation area.

Northern Gateway has many 'weaknesses', says prof

Three hazards indicated.

Sandvik Unveils New Track-Mounted Impactor – the QI440 in Action

The QI440 is the latest crushing development from Sandvik that combines expertise in the design of track-mounted mobile crushers, with Sandvik’s proven ability to manufacture durable and highly productive impact crushers.

Doe Run showcases new lead processing technology

Environmental impact is one of the most immediate challenges facing the global lead industry, said Jerry Pyatt, COO of The Doe Run Co., at the Lead-Zinc 2010 Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, earlier this month. […]

Codelco and Rio look for better technologies to mine and refine copper

Rio Tinto and Codelco have entered into the Río de Cobre (River of Copper) technology alliance agreement.  This new alliance allows both companies to jointly pursue next generation copper mining and processing technology development.  The aim is to deliver safer, more energy efficient and lower cost of production from both current and next generation open-pit [...]

World’s Biggest Open Pit Operation Could be a Reality

BHP has issued the long awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Olympic Dam project in South Australia. Industry experts have guessed the proposed expansion could cost between AU$10 and 15 billion.

Quimsacocha Gold Mine Development

The property consists of four mining concessions covering an aggregate area of approximately 12,967 ha and is located in southern Ecuador, 30 km SW of the city of Cuenca at an elevation of 3,600 m. […]

Barrick Awaiting Approval for Expansion of Punta Colorada Wind Project

Barrick Gold Corporation has submitted an environmental impact statement to Corema of Chile's Region IV to expand the Punta Colorada wind-generating project.

Australian Report Warns Of Deep-Sea Mining Concerns

A new Australian study on seabed resource mining raises concerns that unknown risks pose a potential problem for this emerging industry, The National reports. The report released Friday by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research […]

UC Rusal ‘greens’ aluminium production

UC RUSAL reports it has successfully launched test production of the key component of a unique environmentally sound aluminium production technology – colloidal anode paste. The total investment in this project will amount to $25 […]

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

New £6 million research centre to create the mine of the future

Advanced mining and mineral processing techniques to extract minerals from deep within the Earth will be developed thanks to the establishment of a new £6 million research centre, announced today. The centre is a partnership […]