Polymetal, Alrosa receive top honours in Russian environmental report

MINEX Forum | December 14, 2017
img0 LSE-listed Polymetal International was awarded the top rating in environmentalresponsibility among Russian metals and miningcompanies by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Global Environmental Facility, and the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment published the results of their environmentalresponsibility assessment for Russian metals and miningcompanies. Among the 33 companies included in the rating, Polymetal is tied ...

Thousands of people in Bonn opposed coal before the UN Climate Conference

MINEX FORUM | November 7, 2017
img0 Just days before the UN Climate Conference is due to get underway, thousands of people have protested in Bonn demanding Germany immediately phase out its use of coal, dw.com reported. Carrying colorful banners with slogans that read “Revolution, not pollution,” “Climate or coal chancellor?” and “Frack off our land,” participants in Saturday’s anti-coal march in Bonn criticized ...

Improvement of environmental standards in the extractive industries requires significant upfront costs

MINEX FORUM | August 24, 2017
img0 With metals and mining companies increasingly investing in technology that will help reduce their carbon footprints, owing to the global drive to lower carbon emissions, meaningful efforts to improve environmental standards in the extractive industries require significant upfront costs, said miningweekly.com with reference to Fitch Group-affiliated BMI Research. In its latest industry trend analysis on corporate strategies for a low-carbon economy, ...

Euromax Services to reassess investments to a golden mine near Trun due to enviromental protests

MINEX FORUM | July 6, 2017
img0 Euromax Services, an indirect subsidiary of Bulgarian copper mining company Asarel-Medet, will reassess its investment plans in Trun, in the west of the country, said seenews.com  with reference to the environment ministry. “Euromax Services is carrying out a complete reassessment of the parameters of the investment proposal […] in relation to the economic and social ...

UN climate conference will be held in 2018 in the heart of Poland’s coal mining

MINEX FORUM | June 9, 2017
img0 Image: theaustralian.com.au The pivotal 2018 UN climate conference will be held in the heart of Poland’s coal mining industry, in a move that has angered some campaigners but offered others hope that it symbolises transition away from fossil fuels, climatechangenews.com reported. The town of Katowice – founded on coal mining – is in the heart of the Upper ...

Strongbow Exploration begins designing a water treatment plant at the South Crofty Project

MINEX FORUM | June 8, 2017
img0 Strongbow Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: SBW) announce that Siltbuster Process Solutions Ltd. (“SPS”) and Nomenca Ltd. (“Nomenca”) have been engaged to undertake Process Specification and Outline Design Works for a water treatment plant at Strongbow’s South Crofty project located in Cornwall, UK. Strongbow successfully completed water treatment trials in March 2017 and subsequently has submitted an application ...