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Mining companies face moment of reckoning

Mining companies face moment of reckoning

Desecration is a word no one wants levelled at them. For mining giant Rio Tinto, it’s one it has heard a lot in recent months. Some of its actions in Australia have been widely condemned and resulted in the departure of senior executives. We dive into the damage done by the scandal.

Out of thin air: tracking underground miners in poor connection areas

Out of thin air: tracking underground miners in poor connection areas

A new project developed at Nazarbayev University’s Institute for Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Kazakhstan, could improve the safety of miners underground. The new technology is being developed to determine the location of miners based on an algorithm of available Wi-Fi spot signals and inertial measurement unit sensors. We find out more about the venture.

Poland pledges to phase out coal by 2049

In response, industry representatives have agreed to close all coal mines by the target date, as workers in the coal-mining region of Silesia, southern Poland, will receive severance payments. The…