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A call to stop mining the Pacific Ocean

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 1:00PM UTC 0 Comment

A global civic movement is mounting a campaign calling to stop mining the Pacific Ocean and other deep seas. Citizens from all around the world have joined civil society, non-government organisations, and scientists in calling on the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to halt issuing further exploration licences and to establish a moratorium on deep sea mining. With...

Indigenous group needs funds to fight Adani

By Sat, May 09, 2015 1:59PM UTC 0 Comment

Indigenous people have launched their own separate fight against Adani Group, the major investor in the controversial Carmichael Mine located in the Galilee Basin in Queensland....

New study says Great Barrier Reef could be dead by end of century

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 6:18AM UTC 0 Comment

The Great Barrier Reef is facing serious threats from climate change, and ongoing coal projects make it even worse. The Carmichael Mine Project, located in the Galilee Basin, will go ahead despite warnings that coal transported from the mining site to the Abbot Point Port will cause irreparable damage to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area....

Islanders rise up against ocean floor mining in PNG, Pacific

By Fri, Dec 05, 2014 8:52AM UTC 0 Comment

Environmental defenders are waging another war in the Pacific, this time against deep sea mining. As land-based resources continue to deplete amid growing demand for natural resources, private companies are relentless in their quest for minerals beyond the frontier. Nautilus Minerals Inc. (Nautilus), with corporate office in Toronto, Canada and a project office in Brisbane, Australia,...

Lynas Corp wins full mining licence in Malaysia despite protests

By Wed, Sep 03, 2014 4:23PM UTC 0 Comment

Protesters against the Lynas Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) operating in Kuantan, Malaysia face bleak days ahead after the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) granted the controversial plant a Full Operating State Licence (FOSL) after the Temporary Operating Licence (TOL) issued in 2012 expired Tuesday....