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Three killed in Turkey copper mine collapse

A major rescue operation is underway in southeast Turkey where a copper mine collapsed on Thursday.

A major rescue operation is underway in southeast Turkey where a copper mine collapsed on Thursday.

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Rijad Tikvesa: the high cost of coal

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rijad Tikvesa is the President of Sarajevo based environmental NGO Ekotim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: dying for coal

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and…

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Huge 'Constellation' diamond unveiled in Paris

The world’s most-expensive unpolished diamond at the time of sale has been unveiled in a Paris exhibition.

The world’s most-expensive unpolished diamond at the time of sale has been unveiled in a Paris exhibition.

Business

Madagascar takes to mining with wary eye on risks

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

Science_technology

Scientists fear deep-sea mining

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

Science_technology

Takeaway: sea mining

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

Nocomment

Clashes erupt in Bolivia

Miners’ protest over “neoliberal” agenda of Bolivian President Evo Morales ends in clashes with several people injured and hostages taken.

Miners’ protest over “neoliberal” agenda of Bolivian President Evo Morales ends in clashes with several people injured and hostages taken.

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Several trapped, 1 dead, in eastern Ukraine mine blast

At least one miner has been killed in a blast in a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine. At the time of the gas explosion, 20 people were

At least one miner has been killed in a blast in a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine. At the time of the gas explosion, 20 people were

Business

Brazil: dam collapse lawsuit seeks billions from mining companies

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.

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I would walk 200 miles... Marching Romanian miners reach Bucharest

After 7 days and 320 km of walking, Romanian miners and energy workers have reached Bucharest. The march aimed to draw the government’s attention to

After 7 days and 320 km of walking, Romanian miners and energy workers have reached Bucharest. The march aimed to draw the government’s attention to

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Romanian miners march to Bucharest

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.

Business

Commodity markets rout slams miner Glencore's profit

2015 was a grim year for mining company and commodity trader Glencore with profit down by almost a third as prices for copper, nickel, zinc, iron-ore and coal slumped to multi-year lows.

2015 was a grim year for mining company and commodity trader Glencore with profit down by almost a third as prices for copper, nickel, zinc, iron-ore and coal slumped to multi-year lows.

Europe

EU ministers fret over Chinese steel 'dumping'

The EU needs to tighten up its anti-dumping rules to protect its steel industry from cheaper Chinese imports. That’s according to some EU trade

The EU needs to tighten up its anti-dumping rules to protect its steel industry from cheaper Chinese imports. That’s according to some EU trade

Business

China to lay off 1.8 million coal and steel workers to cut overcapacity

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries as it addresses overcapacity in bloated state enterprises amid slowing economic growth.

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries as it addresses overcapacity in bloated state enterprises amid slowing economic growth.

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Rescue operation for trapped miners halted

The Russian government has confirmed that rescue operations have been halted after further blasts at a mine inside the Arctic Circle. claimed six lives.

The Russian government has confirmed that rescue operations have been halted after further blasts at a mine inside the Arctic Circle. claimed six lives.

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Police in Peru raid and destroy illegal Amazonian gold mines

Peruvian police have destroyed dozens of illegal gold mining camps close to the Amazonian nature reserve. Peru raids illegal gold mines #video

Peruvian police have destroyed dozens of illegal gold mining camps close to the Amazonian nature reserve. Peru raids illegal gold mines #video

Business

Rio Tinto cuts spending forecast for 2016

Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, has cut its capital spending forecast for next year to $5 billion. Its previous estimate was

Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, has cut its capital spending forecast for next year to $5 billion. Its previous estimate was

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The death of Rio Doce, the "sweet river", under a tide of toxic mud

With the news of late being dominated by a narrow range of security-related issues what is being called the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s

With the news of late being dominated by a narrow range of security-related issues what is being called the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s

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Brazil: dam bursts, killing several people in Mariana

Several people have been killed near the town of Mariana after a dam holding mining waste burst, engulfing houses and vehicles near the Germano mine

Several people have been killed near the town of Mariana after a dam holding mining waste burst, engulfing houses and vehicles near the Germano mine

Business

Mining giant Glencore to cut zinc production

Mining giant Glencore says it intends to cut half a million tonnes of zinc production in its latest move to cope with the slump in commodities

Mining giant Glencore says it intends to cut half a million tonnes of zinc production in its latest move to cope with the slump in commodities

Business

Glencore shares rally but fears remain for mining giant

Shares in the mining firm Glencore recovered slightly on Tuesday, but remained well down after losing around a third of their value the previous day

Shares in the mining firm Glencore recovered slightly on Tuesday, but remained well down after losing around a third of their value the previous day

Culture

"The 33" digs into 2010 Chilean mining rescue and media circus

Trapped for 69 days under a collapsed mine before being rescued alive. It was being spoken of as a movie even as the last of the Chilean miners was

Trapped for 69 days under a collapsed mine before being rescued alive. It was being spoken of as a movie even as the last of the Chilean miners was

Business

Rio Tinto profits cave in

A plunge in the price of iron ore as a result of a glut in the market and a slowing of demand from China has hit the profits of Rio Tinto. The

A plunge in the price of iron ore as a result of a glut in the market and a slowing of demand from China has hit the profits of Rio Tinto. The