Fossil Fuel Giants Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Slowly Going Green

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 10, 2020
img0 Long beholden to fossil fuels for all of their energy, the two most populous countries in Central Asia seem to finally be tapping into their abundant renewable resources. Kazakhstan boasted early this year about some impressive renewable energy figures, while its southern neighbor, Uzbekistan, is planning to construct several projects as it moves to increase ...

Serbia to launch Resavica mines shutdown programme shortly – govt official

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 10, 2020
img0 BELGRADE (Serbia), February 7 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s government plans to shortly launch a procedure for the closure of the mines of state-owned coal mining company Resavica, a government official said. “The government will soon begin a process for the shutdown of the Resavica mines under a special programme,” state secretary at the economy ministry, Dragan ...

Despite slower emissions growth, carbon dioxide levels remain high

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 4, 2020
img0 Despite commitments to cut CO2 emissions and limit global warming between 1.5-2 °C under the Paris Agreement, fossil fuel emissions show little sign of abating. According to new estimates from a group of scientists in 2019, global emissions will grow 0.6 percent year-on-year and reach 36.8 billion t of CO2, or 36.8 Gt carbon. “Fossil CO2 emissions ...

Maximising water recovery in a copper smelter with the RED_SCOPE project

Anastasia Bogdanova | January 31, 2020
img0 Recovery of Effluent Discharge for Sustainable Copper Processing in Europe EIT RawMaterials supported innovation project RED_SCOPE (Recovery of Effluent Discharge for Sustainable Copper Processing in Europe), led by Atlantic Copper, has developed a new process maximising water recovery in a copper smelter. The preliminary results of the innovation project were presented with the pilot prototypes performance installed in the ...

Mining companies operating in Russia improve environmental transparency – WWF

Anastasia Bogdanova | January 15, 2020
img0 The 2019 Environmental Transparency Rating of Mining and Metals Companies Operating in Russia, released by the local chapter of WWF, revealed that miners working in the largest country on Earth are doing a better job at reporting their efforts to mitigate environmental impacts and protect their natural surroundings. According to WWF, this year’s rating included ...

Mining companies operating in Russia improve environmental transparency

MINEX Forum | December 23, 2019
img0 The 2019 Environmental Transparency Rating of Mining and Metals Companies Operating in Russia, released by the local chapter of WWF, revealed that miners working in the largest country on Earth are doing a better job at reporting their efforts to mitigate environmental impacts and protect their natural surroundings. According to WWF, this year’s rating included ...

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. ...