#mining News

The southern coast of Obi Island, North Maluku, Indonesia. The sea has turned red due to pollution from the nickel mines and smelters.
Indonesia has hatched a plan to reduce emissions from its coal-powered nickel trade amid growing scrutiny of its downstreaming policy. Environmentalists worry that the plan glosses over the impact of the booming trade on forests, biodiversity and local communities.
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China can put the Paris Agreement on track when it releases its new and updated climate targets next year, writes Lauri Myllyvirta.
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From sodium-ion to all-solid-state batteries, companies worldwide are betting on emerging technologies to win the electric vehicle race.
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The world's tropical forests are vital to human life and are a critical bulwark against climate change but they are under threat.
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#mining Opinion

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A new study finds that illegal roads have enabled illicit logging, mining, poaching and land grabbing in some of the world's most biodiversity-rich ecosystems.
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Neglecting to address the mining industry’s human rights violations and environmental destruction could undermine the bloc’s efforts to ensure access to raw materials and to mitigate climate change.
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What role can technology play in Indigenous land conservation around the world?
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Governments say targeted funding in green manufacturing and energy will boost the economy, create good jobs and enable low-carbon growth. But there are always difficult trade-offs and glossing over them could mean losing popular support.
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#mining Videos

Tata Balladares
The veteran journalist talks to Eco-Business about how his Emmy-nominated documentary depicts the lives of environmental crusaders in Asia's deadliest country for guardians of the seas and forests.
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Video footage appears to show protestors, who were demonstrating against mining operations, being dragged away by police near Ipilan Nickel Mine in Brooke’s Point, Palawan. Mining insiders are calling for maximum tolerance in similar standoffs.
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Mining operations at Altai Philippines Mining Corporation have been suspended for now, after week-long protests from locals of Sibuyan Island in Romblon, who claimed the extraction of nickel ore will disrupt the island’s intact ecosystems.
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EB Studio There are vast mineral riches lying on the ocean floor that could help to power the energy transition, but is the environmental cost of extracting them worth the risk?
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#mining Podcasts

IP Tebtebba
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
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The clean energy sector’s poor human rights performance places its legitimacy at risk. Jessie Cato of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sheds light on how the industry can avoid labour abuse, land grabs and other violations.
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EB Studio Mining can come at great environmental cost, but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia's mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.
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