#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

South African communities resisting mining are uniting to build power and assert their #RighttoSayNo to mining in a new campaign. Find out more and stand in solidarity with them! AIDC, April 2018. Mining-affected communities are repeatedly denied what is known as the right to free prior and informed consent (FPIC) when...

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Recovering gold, copper, and other metals from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than extracting metals from mines, researchers report in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology. Environmental Leader, 9th April 2018. Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Macquarie University in Australia...

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Coal Action Network share a report from Mencherep, a small village in Siberia’s Kuzbass region, where local people, a small environmental group and committed lawyers have won an unlikely victory and stopped a new coal mine. A pretty rural village, Mencherep, lies beside a lake in the Kuzbass region of Russia....

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

Mariana Gómez Soto (Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Latin America coordinator in Colombia) speaks to the Karibu Foundation, about Cajamarca’s mine-stopping referendum, how it has affected political life in Colombia and inspired other movements in the region and around the world. Karibu Foundation, April 15th 2017 In 2009, South...

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Communities resisting new opencast coal projects in the UK, YLNM members Coal Action Network and artists use creative protest to tell UK Government to revoke permits for new coal mines, like Banks Mining’s Bradley Project in Pont Valley. Coal Action Network, 10th April. On the 10th April, UK Secretary of...