More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Asia Pacific Jul 2, 2020

More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated ...

World / Offbeat Nov 30, 2019

Asbestos, Quebec, is seeking suggestions for a new town name

The town of Asbestos is moving on from its moniker with a deadly reputation. The community of about 6,800 people in southeastern Quebec is changing its name, dropping the mineral that supported the local economy for decades but is now associated with cancer. In a Facebook ...

Fires just one of the dangers facing the world’s largest rainforest

World Sep 1, 2019

Fires just one of the dangers facing the world’s largest rainforest

Wildfires are just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rainforest. The Amazon, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles) over nine countries, faces ever more serious threats from encroaching crop and livestock farming, mining, land occupation and illegal logging. Farming Deforestation for ...

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

Business Jul 29, 2019

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia was contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The 40,000-liter diesel oil spill occurred on Saturday at its onshore terminal on Guarello Island, about 150 miles (240 km) ...