Serial Russian Polluter to Invest $600 Million on Green Projects

MINEX Forum | November 18, 2019
img0 The smoke-belching steel factories near Russia’s Urals Mountains used to be so polluting that the snow-capped peaks turned shades of reddish brown from rust and soot. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel PJSC, the nation’s oldest steelmaker, cleaned up the mountains starting from the early 2000s. It’s now going a step further with a program to clean ...

Turkey Activists urge Kirazlı mining licenses be revoked

MINEX Forum | October 31, 2019
img0 Environmentalists have called for mining licenses given for Turkey’s Kirazlı village in the northwestern province of Çanakkale to be revoked. On the 82nd day of what they call a “Watch for Water and Conscience,” the environmentalists held a press meeting in the province. “Although it is a promising progress that the ministry has not renewed ...

Alamos gold Turkish mining adventure faces local environment opposition

MINEX Forum | September 24, 2019
img0 Erdogan’s quest for development, with its numerous high profile projects aiming for completion by the centenary of the Turkish Republic in 2023 comes with potential liabilities. Mount Ida (Kaz Dağları) in North-Western Turkey is near to the historical site of Troy. Currently only 2.4 km² of Mount Ida are protected by Kaz Dağı National Park. ...

Britain went coal-free for 18 days

MINEX Forum | June 7, 2019
img0 Great Britain went 432 hours in May without using coal for electricity generation, a tweet by the National Grid ESO (NGESO) reports. The streak ended after 18 days and 60 hours due to plant availability and system requirements, the country’s electricity system operator said. According to NGESO, the British record for solar power use was ...

Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

MINEX Forum | October 22, 2018
img0 Activist group Ecologists in Action and other organizations visited the European Parliament in Brussels and demanded the closure of all active mines in Spain. Backed by left-wing MP Xabier Benito, the environmentalists organized a conference titled “Mining in Europe: the new extractive challenge.” At the forum, they said that mining activities, which in their view have ...

Serbia is mining away a green future

MINEX Forum | September 18, 2018
img0 Serbia’s notorious Drmno coal mine is rapidly expanding on Chinese loans, pushing the country towards high-carbon lock-in and long-term debt. The Drmno mine in Serbia is rapidly expanding, without anyone knowing what its impacts will be. Despite a planned 30 per cent increase in production volume, no figures on the surface areas expansion have been ...

Thousands protest against uranium mine in Spain

MINEX Forum | June 11, 2018
img0 Spanish media are reporting that between 3,000 and 5,000 people hailing from different cities in Spain, as well as from Portugal and France, rallied this weekend in Salamanca to express their rejection to a uranium mine being built in the Retortillo municipality. The Salamanca project is Berkeley Energia’s (ASX, LSE: BKY) flagship mine and is ...