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BHP wants to build world’s largest underground coal mine
Wednesday, April 08, 2014
BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP), the world's largest diversified resources company, is getting its ducks in a row to build Caroona, a thermal coal mine that could become the world’s biggest underground operation of its kind, The Australian reports. read more »
Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project
Monday, April 07, 2014
Global miner Rio Tinto (LON, ASX:RIO) said on Monday it is pulling out of the polemic Pebble Mine copper and gold project in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, by giving away its 19.1% percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals (TSX:NDM), the owner of the huge deposit. read more »
Sugarloaf mine subsidence areas may be off limits for a decade
Thursday, April 03, 2014
A section of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area in New South Wales, Australia is expected to be closed to the public for more than a decade as authorities struggle to deal with threats to safety posed by mine subsidence damage.  read more »
Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Just when the Canadian oil sands have passed with flying colours a test that showed no links between the industry and an increased cancer rate in adjacent aboriginal communities, a new study warns odours from these operations do cause health problems. read more »
Rio Tinto demands carbon capture progress, but doesn’t want to pay for it
Friday, March 21, 2014
Rio Tinto’s energy division chief, Harry Kenyon-Slaney, said Friday the current climate change policy debate is idealistic and too focused on renewable energy and has urged governments to investment more in clean technologies, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS). read more »

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