The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

Finland’s new forestry law is opening up the country’s Arctic north and the territory of indigenous Sami people to mining, forestry and other extractive industries. YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Eurasian Arctic, Tero Mustonen, reports on how the Sami and others are resisting new destruction and reviving healthy ecosystems.  ...

Mining’s $1.4 trillion plunge is like losing Apple, Google and Exxon combined

Mining’s $1.4 trillion plunge is like losing Apple, Google and Exxon combined

Originally posted by Bloomberg News.  The US$1.4 trillion lost in global mining stocks since 2011 exceeds the total market value of Apple Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. When you’ve spent a decade building new mines from the Andean mountains to the West African jungle, it’s bad...

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Yesterday members of UK civil society held an action in central London to challenge the Mining On Top Africa: London Summit. Two of us managed to get into the conference cocktail reception and hand a UK-African Civil Society letter to a senior member of SNL Metals and Mining- the conference’s main...