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 ...

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) ...

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 ...