Australia's mining reforms have gone distinctly "down under"

The Labor-held federal Australian government recently presented its much-awaited 2012 budget. And what a mess of potage it turns out to be! According to Rob Burgess of the Business Spectator, the country’s mining sector “currently accounts for 30 per cent...

Protests threaten energy-hungry miners in Chile

Residents close to a proposed new coal-fired power plant in Chile’s Atacama desert region claim its emissions will harm air quality. They also say the temperature of water, released back into the ocean, will impact fish and marine life. The plant is designed to...

Nuclear news

Keswick says No to nuke dump Following a public outcry, Keswick Town Council voted 9 to 3 to say NO to going any further along in the plan for a nuclear dump. At a previous meeting Town Councillors had voted 6-5 on the casting vote of Chairman and Mayor Councillor...

Campaign Update: Bangladesh: Mining Company Renews Efforts

With the appointment of a new director, the London-based company GCM Resources is redoubling its efforts to install the Phulbari coal mine in Northern Bangladesh, despite calls by the UN for the project’s immediate halt. Please take action! See...

Protesters want Rio Tinto off the Olympic podium

A protest against London 2012 sponsor Rio Tinto, which has supplied the metal to make the Olympic and Paralympic medals, welcomed the company’s shareholders yesterday in Brisbane, Australia, where  the Australian annual meeting of the company’s board was taking place....