Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

MINEX Forum | October 22, 2018
img0 Activist group Ecologists in Action and other organizations visited the European Parliament in Brussels and demanded the closure of all active mines in Spain. Backed by left-wing MP Xabier Benito, the environmentalists organized a conference titled “Mining in Europe: the new extractive challenge.” At the forum, they said that mining activities, which in their view have ...

Serbia is mining away a green future

MINEX Forum | September 18, 2018
img0 Serbia’s notorious Drmno coal mine is rapidly expanding on Chinese loans, pushing the country towards high-carbon lock-in and long-term debt. The Drmno mine in Serbia is rapidly expanding, without anyone knowing what its impacts will be. Despite a planned 30 per cent increase in production volume, no figures on the surface areas expansion have been ...

Thousands protest against uranium mine in Spain

MINEX Forum | June 11, 2018
img0 Spanish media are reporting that between 3,000 and 5,000 people hailing from different cities in Spain, as well as from Portugal and France, rallied this weekend in Salamanca to express their rejection to a uranium mine being built in the Retortillo municipality. The Salamanca project is Berkeley Energia’s (ASX, LSE: BKY) flagship mine and is ...

Ecological disaster feared in Donbas as Russian-led forces inundate infamous ‘nuclear pit’

MINEX Forum | April 14, 2018
img0 Nearly 40 years ago, something happened in the quiet, unremarkable coal-mining town of Yunokomunarivsk in the central Donbas that made it the subject of urban legends. On Sept. 16, 1979, the Soviet authorities detonated a nuclear bomb inside the “Yuniy Kommunar” (“Young Communard”) coal mine, at a depth of 903 meters, just beneath the town ...

Current mining mess and the way forward

MINEX Forum | April 10, 2018
img0 Goans especially those who were travelling into and around Panaji got a rude jolt on March 19 when they were stuck up in traffic jam due to the mining dependents’ agitation. The protest paralysed vehicular traffic along the national highway for hours in which several school children, commuters and tourists were stranded. In an order ...

Kazakhstan Launches Online Platform for Monitoring and Reporting Greenhouse Gases

MINEX FORUM | February 7, 2018
img0 An online platform for monitoring, reporting and verifying emission sources and greenhouse gases (GHG) was officially launched today by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Bank. The platform is an essential element of the National Emissions Trading System of Kazakhstan, which was launched in 2013 as the country’s main instrument to ...

Russian company shells out billions for Arctic environment projects

MINEX Forum | January 29, 2018
img0 The first project was implemented under a cooperation agreement between Nornickel and the Murmansk regional government The Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company (Kola MMC, a part of Nornickel) invested in environmental projects in the Murmansk Region 4 billion rubles ($71 million), Nornickel’s Vice President Elena Bezdenezhnykh said on Friday. “The company has implemented a project ...