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Money, land and autonomy – development on the fringes of mining

The impact of mining is often obvious. Examples of positive benefits and the negative impacts are repeatedly demonstrated. In Western Australia we have see
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Industrial Mining in the Deep Sea: Social and Environmental Considerations

Deep Sea Mining Webinar from DEEP-DOSI and MESP – Industrial Mining in the Deep Sea: Social and Environmental Considerations Samantha Smith, Director
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Increasing transparency and accountability for Woodlark Island

In February’s Mining Monitor, MPI outlined a proposed and potentially damaging mine on Woodlark Island in Papua New Guinea, highlighting a number of potent
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Watut River – Newcrest Mining Sustainability Report 2014

Newcrest Mining released their 2014 Sustainability Report earlier in April. As a large Australian gold mining company, Newcrest operate a number of mining
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Mining Monitor April 2015

This edition of the MM takes us around the globe again; with the first stop being Tasmania. MPI chair Dr. Gavin Mudd attended and opened the mining legacie
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A state of disorder: An exhibition reveals the truth of the Tasmanian mining landscape

Since fossicking through war debris when she was a child living on Manus Island as the daughter of a Royal Australian Navy doctor, Isla MacGregor has since
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Paladin’s Curse: Kayelekera and the Extended Mining Saga in Malawi

Jessie Boylan for The Mining Monitor, February 2015 In the rolling hills 575 kilometres north of Malawi’s capital city Lilongwe, lies Paladin’s Kayelekera
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A new mine for Woodlark island?

MPI will be focusing on Woodlark Island in 2015 due to concerns raised by communities about mining impacts, especially from the disposal of mine waste into
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  • "El Salvador wanted to wait until it could determine whether it was possible to mine without causing irreparable environmental damage. Pacific Rim, saying it had done its due diligence on environmental impacts, pleaded with the government to reconsider. When the country wouldn’t budge, Pacific Rim sued."

    Mining company Pacific Rim, now owned by OceanaGold, is suing El Salvador for halting mining within its borders. A decision by an international trade tribunal could determine whether mining resumes

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    16 hours ago

  • Chinese Zijin Mining has bought a 49.5% stake in Barrick Gold's already troubled Porgera mine. The new owner has a terrible environmental and human rights record in China... Toxic mine spill was on...

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    May 28

  • Wonder if AusAid/DFAT has read this? seems Australian Govt still believes in corporate aid

    The UK government has showered £500 million of its aid budget on 'partnerships' with global corporations that are meant to help the poor, writes Kevin Smith. Surprise - an independent assessment has found that the only ones to benefit were the companies themselves. This ideologically-driven farce mu…

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    May 25