Coal study names top 20 'climate killer' banks

Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC are among the top banks that have lent billions of euros to the coal sector – despite their much-vaunted environmental credentials, a new investigation has found. See...

New reports question World Bank's coal investments

As the climate talks in South Africa approached, the World Bank continued to be overshadowed by past and prospective loans for fossil-fuel power plants. See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11332&l=1  

Sweden: Saami Communities take on foreign miners

An Australian company’s proposal to mine on Saami land in Sweden “would leave 20,000 reindeer without grazing lands, and Saami families and communities without access to their customary lands”. That’s according to a statement issued by the...

Rio rough rides (again) into Canadian uranium

Rio Tinto is set to “rough ride” over a promising eponymous  uranium deposit in Canada’s Athabasca Basin. This will mark a re-entry by the UK mining giant into uranium exploitation in Canada – the world’s second largest source of the nuclear fuel (after Kazahstan). In...

Energy colonialism in the Congo

The Congo River embodies an immense amount of energy – enough to supply a significant portion of Africa’s electricity requirements. The river is being touted as a perpetual source of clean, green power that could “light up Africa” and solve many of the continent’s...