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) ...

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Asia Pacific Apr 23, 2019

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

More than 50 people are feared killed after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident in a notoriously dangerous industry. Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a corrupt ...

World Apr 13, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil rainforest reserve may be opened to mining

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move that his predecessor attempted before backtracking due to an international outcry by environmentalists. The National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) occupies roughly ...

Brazil to launch corruption probe into Vale dam disaster

World Mar 2, 2019

Brazil to launch corruption probe into Vale dam disaster

Brazil's authorities will investigate miner Vale SA over possible corruption in misleading officials about the safety of its dam that burst and killed hundreds, a spokeswoman for the Mines and Energy Ministry said on Friday. If found to have violated Brazil's 2013 anti-corruption law, Vale ...