Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Citing a need to protect communities and biodiversity, Philippine environment minister Regina Lopez has announced the decision to ban new open-pit metal mines in one of the world’s most mineralised nations. Originally published by Mongabay. 1 May 2017. QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Prompted by powerful evidence of massive injury to...

Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

A new scientific article by Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann describes how the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel socio-ecological conflicts. Read the article here.  The Viennese EJOLT team has published a global, quantitative analysis of metal flows that provides insights on the...

World Bank lowers 2016 outlook on 37 of the 46 commodities it tracks

World Bank lowers 2016 outlook on 37 of the 46 commodities it tracks

Originally published by Engineering News on 26/01/16. To download and read the full World Bank Commodities Outlook, click here. The World Bank has lowered its 2016 price forecast for 37 of the 46 commodities it monitors and has warned that low prices for oil and other commodities are “likely to...