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 ...

FAMUR wins new contracts in Kazakhstan

MINEX FORUM | November 3, 2017
img0 For several decades, the Group has been providing solutions for the Kazakh mining industry, including but not limited to machines, equipment and monitoring systems. Over 700 powered roof supports supplied by the FAMUR Group companies as well as armoured face conveyors, beam stage loaders and PIOMA rail transportation systems are currently being operated in Kazakhstan. ...

Finland swaps coal for atom

MINEX FORUM | September 5, 2017
img0 The director general of Finland’s energy department, Riku Huttunen, announced that the country will introduce legislation to phase out coal and increase carbon taxes, said mining.com. The new rules, which Huttunen said would “leave room for manoeuvre,” are expected to be in place by 2018 and the goal is to get rid of coal by 2030. Flexibility ...

Coal, diamonds, uranium, phosphate nd others slumber beneath the icy surface of the Arctic

MINEX FORUM | August 29, 2017
img0 Image: http://www.ec-arctic.ru The polar regions are the closest thing left to virgin territory in the modern world. But with sea ice melting at a rapid rate due to global warming, the Arctic Sea — and its abundance of valuable minerals and natural resources — is becoming more accessible each year, news.com.au notes. The Arctic, including the fabled ...