This iron mountain looks more like a molehill: David Fickling

Ore imports aren’t just going up because China’s producing more steel: They’re rising because it’s producing less iron ore as well.

US coal-fired power: What the gas boom started, Obama has just finished off

The closures and the dearth of new builds are as much a function of new environmental impact laws as it is of the US gas boom, which has sent natural gas prices to decade lows.

American Manganese discovers process to produce electrolytic manganese

As illegal levels of pollution from the Lanjigarh refinery ruled out Vedanta’s proposed bauxite project in India Larry Reaugh, CEO of American Manganese, was busy giving Vedanta directors more reason to blush-as well as providing […]

Power Through Partnership: Perception of Artisanal Miners

A Canadian university professor is presenting a new approach to artisanal mining that could prove beneficial both to miners and investors. Marcello Veiga, a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, seeks to reframe […]

6 dead in violence between police and wildcat miners in Peru

A protest against new Peruvian government regulations aimed at curtailing pollution by artisanal miners turned deadly Sunday as police clashed with hundreds of protestors who were blocking Peru's main highway.

CPRS heads to the Senate again

THE lower house of Parliament passed the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme for the third time yesterday, with the Australian Labor Party needing seven extra votes to get it passed in the Senate……more at International Longwall […]

12 Areas of Cleanup and Success report highlights work at Candelaria copper mine in Chile

The Blacksmith Institute has combined its World’s Worst Polluted Places Report 2009 with its partners Green Cross Switzerland for a new report called the 12 Areas of Cleanup and Success. The Institute says that “While previous reports spotlighted the most severe pollution problems and locations, our 2009 report focuses on 12 programs and strategies that [...]

CFMEU rubbishes coal industry's CPRS claims

THE Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has attacked the coal industry’s campaign that suggests it will be devastated by the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS)….more at Coal Mining