4 October 2018
The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has cleared a bill that seeks to permanently ban mining on federal public land north of Yellowstone National Park.
13 September 2018
South Africa-based information technology firm Altron’s subsidiary Netstar has developed new technology to help reduce the potential for accidents involving fleets of mining vehicles.
3 August 2018
A review of 27 mines in the Philippines has found that only 23 of them are compliant with state regulations and will therefore be allowed to continue operations, while the...
13 July 2018
An international team of researchers has developed new guidelines to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) designate certain deep sea areas as ‘no-mining zones’ to protect marine life.
27 June 2018
BHP and Vale have signed an agreement with Brazilian authorities to settle the BRL20bn ($5.28bn) civil lawsuit related to a tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine in...
21 June 2018
Russian mining company Alrosa has unveiled a revised production plan for the International underground diamond mine, as part of a tougher approach to health and safety management.
1 June 2018
A rock fall at the Kalgoorlie Super Pit gold mine could threaten jobs as mining operations are scaled back following the accident at the mine’s eastern wall in May.
8 May 2018
Two separate mining accidents in Pakistan have resulted in the death of at least 23 miners and injuries to several others.
16 April 2018
Explosives and blasting systems company Orica's subsidiary GroundProbe has unveiled a new laser-based technology that is designed to monitor open-cut mines.
11 April 2018
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to mining firms, stating they must commit to reforestation or risk losing rights to practise open-pit mining next year.