Business Jul 17, 2019

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee Swamp

A company is seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast untamed wilderness that's home to the largest national wildlife refuge in the eastern U.S. The proposal comes 20 years after chemical giant DuPont abandoned plans to mine outside ...

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 ...

Another dam owned by Vale bursts at Brazil mine; 200 missing

World Jan 26, 2019

Another dam owned by Vale bursts at Brazil mine; 200 missing

Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. Seven bodies had been recovered by nightfall, ...