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NGOs question Nautilus Minerals report on seafloor mining ‘minimum’ impacts
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A coalition of Canada-based environmental groups is questioning a study commissioned by Nautilus Minerals (TSX:NUS) that claims mining copper from the seabed causes less disruptions to the environment and local communities than traditional extraction methods. read more »
Scientists discover bacteria that help with nuclear waste clean-ups
Monday, June 15, 2015
American scientists at Rutgers University have isolated a microorganism that may hold the key to cleaning up polluted groundwater at sites where uranium ore was processed to make nuclear weapons. read more »
World Coal Association urges G7 leaders to invest more in cleaner technologies
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
More investment in cleaner coal technology is needed to support developing and emerging economies meet development and climate objectives, the World Coal Association (WCA) said in response to the G7 decision to reduce fossil fuel emissions by 2100. read more »
Seafloor copper extraction better than traditional mining — report
Monday, June 01, 2015
A fresh study commissioned by Canadian seafloor miner Nautilus Minerals (TSX:NUS) shows than extracting copper from the seabed causes less disruptions to the environment and local communities than traditional mining, the company said. read more »
Duke Energy pleads guilty to coal ash pollution charges, to pay $102 million
Friday, May 15, 2015
Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), the U.S. largest electrical utility, has pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers with coal ash and for failing to properly maintain equipment at a number of power plants in its home state of North Carolina. read more »

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