El gobierno colombiano suspende el otorgamiento de licencias ambientales, un cambio en la dirección de las políticas mineras para este nuevo año

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Original articles: http://www.elnuevodia.com.co/nuevodia/mundo/colombia/425632-las-claves-del-fallo-que-suspende-el-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras and https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/fallo-del-tribunal-de-cundinamarca-suspende-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras Dec 14, 2018 In the decision, the Government ordered to clarify the limits of natural resource reserves zones A judgment of the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca orders the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Mining Agency and the Ministry of the Environment, to suspend the granting of...

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...

REVIVING RIVER MYNTDU, REVIVING A LOST CULTURE

REVIVING RIVER MYNTDU, REVIVING A LOST CULTURE

First published on Vikalp Sangam. July 9th 2016 “The elders used to call Myntdu River their mother,” shares H. H. Mohrmen, a Jaintia Unitarian minister and an environmentalist from Meghalaya. Mohrmen is in a jeep with journalists, who are traveling to cover a unique riverine festival that is hosted by...

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. March 8th 2016. About a month ago, the city mayor requested a Popular Consultation, a type of referendum found in the Colombian Constitution as a democratic mechanism for people to participate in the decisions that affect their future. The current threats of...

South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 17 January 2016   350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on the South African government to stop the issuing of water licenses and declare a climate change state of emergency. Thursday 14th of January 2016, The Department of Water and Sanitation granted and approved Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL)...

TPP will harm campaign to protect tribal land from mining.

TPP will harm campaign to protect tribal land from mining.

Originally published by Yes! Magazine on 05/01/2016. Defending Otter Creek The air was hazy from distant wildfires on August 29 when a gift arrived on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeast Montana. Carvers from the Lummi Tribe in Washington state brought a totem pole as a sign of support for...

No Response, No Accountability for Tenasserim Coal Mine Damage

No Response, No Accountability for Tenasserim Coal Mine Damage

Originally published by The Irrawady on 30/10/15.   RANGOON — Karen villagers say the massive toll on their community from the nearby Ban Chaung coal mining project has been ignored by the government, the ethnic armed group in control of the area and the companies involved in the venture. Approved...

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Representatives of over fifty groups from twenty-three countries who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter against UK opencast coal mining. The letter, addressed to the Planning Inspectorate and Derbyshire County Council, asks for two opencast coal mine applications to be refused, as...

India’s Coal Rush

India’s Coal Rush

  • Written on: 09 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video by AJ+ (Al Jazeera’s Digital Media Team) in March 2012.   This video is now a few years old and could definitely do with updating, especially as regards the booms in artisanal mining, the burgeoning forest protection schemes and the economic turmoil in the commodities markets causing (generally) falling...

Werris Creek coal mine cracking aquifer

Werris Creek coal mine cracking aquifer

  • Written on: 04 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video by Jeremy Buckingham on 30/08/15.   When mining operations come across a natural aquifer, it can interfere with production or in the setting up of the mine. To deal with this, the aquifer is often rapidly and aggressively evaporated so that development/extraction can continue. As well as being detrimental to the...