Mining

Brazil files homicide charges against Vale ex-CEO, 15 others in deadly 2019 dam collapse

Source: The Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — Prosecutors on Tuesday filed homicide charges against Fabio Schvartsman, the former CEO of the Brazilian mining conglomerate Vale, and 15 other people in the deadly dam collapse last year that killed at least 249 people.

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How a Rising Anti-Mining Movement Is Challenging Portugal’s “White Gold” Rush

Source: Truthout

The global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles — technologies that are currently powered by lithium-ion batteries — is creating a high demand for lithium, popularly known as white gold, among other minerals.

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Chinese metal mines feed the global demand for gadgets. They’re also poisoning China’s poorest regions.

Source: The Washington Post

DACHANG, China — Day and night, overfilled trucks rumble down Nanjiu Road in the saw-toothed hills that stretch to the Vietnam border. It’s a procession at the heart of one of China’s most hazardous industries.

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Mining, Mercury and Murder on Colombia’s River with Rights

Source: Mongabay

Choco has one of the most diverse ecosystems globally, with an estimated 54,850 animal species in Choco’s dense jungle. But open-pit mining operations and large-scale deforestation could destroy the habitat.

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Chad gold mine collapse leaves about 30 people dead

Source: BBC

About 30 people have died in a collapse at an illegal gold mine in Chad near the Libyan border.

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Gold mining leaves heart of Peruvian Amazon a wasteland

Source: PBS

A decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland.

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DR Congo copper and cobalt miners killed in Kolwezi

Source: BBC

At least 36 people have been killed after a copper and cobalt mine collapsed in Lualaba province in south-east DR Congo, authorities say.

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Lithium Mining in Argentina

A case study on the social and environmental impacts

Source: FARN

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REPORT: Clean Energy Must Not Rely on Dirty Mining

Source: Earthworks Press Release

New research exposes extent of mineral demand for clean technologies

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Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining

Source: Gizmodo

There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them.

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