7 May 2019
A British court has found BHP “woefully negligent” over structural weaknesses of its Fundão dam in Brazil ahead of the facility’s collapse in 2015, which released 55 million cubic metres...
10 April 2019
Rio Tinto has acknowledged that one of its mines in Madagascar encroached onto vulnerable land and threatens to pollute a body of water used as a source of drinking water...
8 April 2019
The Nigerian Government has banned mining in the state of Zamfara, as police consider illegal mining to be behind an ongoing spree of violence and kidnapping in the region.
27 March 2019
The Minerals Council of South Africa has applied for a judicial review of the country’s Mining Charter, which was updated last year following years of debate. It claims that the...
22 March 2019
Mineral exporting ports on both the west and east coasts of Australia have begun preparations for the impact of a pair of cyclones, which are expected to hit the coastlines...
31 January 2019
UN human rights experts have sought a prompt and impartial investigation into the deadly collapse of a tailing dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
25 January 2019
Two environmental groups have appealed the award of a mining permit to the Oxford Mining Company in Ohio, US, claiming that the permit does not place strict enough restrictions on...
6 December 2018
Around one-third of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress, compared to 17% of non-FIFO workers, according to a new study funded by the Western Australia government.
30 November 2018
German automobile company BMW, in partnership with companies from diverse industry backgrounds, has launched a cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to improve working conditions...
29 November 2018
Multinational metals and mining firm BHP has reportedly resumed operations at its Spence copper mine in northern Chile after a workers' union went on strike yesterday.