Mining industry
Xiomara Castro’s government declares Honduras free of open-pit mining

The initiative, which placed the protection of the environment above the interests of the transnational companies, was celebrated by environmentalists and social organizations across the country

Israeli court: Palestinians to remain in their homes until land arrangement and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli Supreme Court’s order on the expulsion of 4 Sheikh Jarrah families, the new cabinet approved by Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, and more

Guapinol environmental defenders released from prison after long battle for freedom

Environmental activists from the Guapinol village in northern Honduras had been arbitrarily detained since 2019 for protesting against a mining project

In Serbia too, voices rise up against Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has been criticized widely by activists for the environmental damage its projects have caused around the world.

Pakistan coal miners deaths Fatal accidents reveal unsafe conditions in Pakistan’s coal mines

As deadly accidents continue in various coal mines in Pakistan, senior representatives of IndustriALL Global have asked the Pakistani ambassador at Geneva to take immediate steps to ensure that Pakistan ratifies and implements ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines

Chubut governor repeals mining law after days of protest

After five days of anti-mining protests across Argentina’s Chubut province, the provincial governor repealed the law that paved the way for mega-mining in the province, and gave the call for a plebiscite to decide on this matter

Myanmar landslide Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar’s landslide

The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing

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