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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 »
Copper, nickel prices likely to be hit by El Niño event
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
El Niño, a cyclical meteorological phenomenon that brings extreme weather to parts of Southeast Asia, Australia and the Americas, has arrived, and it’s not looking good, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology. read more »
Mount Polley mining disaster caused major changes to ecosystem - study
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Nine months after Canada’s Mount Polley copper and gold mine’s tailings pond breach, a new report has found a number of changes in the local ecosystem caused by the massive spill. Researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of B.C., who studied the sediment plume of waste and water within Quesnel Lake in the three months following the incident, have concluded the water reservoir’s ecosystem has changed. read more »
Anglo fined $6.2m for environmental breaches at Los Bronces mine in Chile
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Chile’s environmental watchdog imposed Tuesday a US$6.2 million fine to Anglo American’s (LON:AAL), Los Bronces copper mine in Chile related to breaches that caused “irreparable” damages to a nearby agricultural valley. read more »
There's a first time for everything
Monday, April 13, 2015
Barrick produced the first of millions of ounces of gold at its Goldstrike mine using patented technology that will save jobs and allow it to continue to contribute funds to the state of Nevada. read more »



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