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Renewables beat coal for first time in UK electricity mix
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Renewables outstripped coal as a source of electricity in the UK during a full quarter for the first time ever, government data shows. read more »
Barrick’s cyanide solution spill five times larger
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The amount of cyanide solution that spilled from Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in San Juan province is almost five times more than previously believed, the company acknowledged yesterday as a second federal prosecutor moved to investigate national and provincial officials and mining executives amid growing environmental concerns. read more »
Barrick’s Veladero gold mine in Argentina halted over cyanide leak
Thursday, September 17, 2015
An Argentine court has ordered a five-day suspension of the gold leaching process at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine to determine whether there was any environmental damage from a cyanide leak triggered by a faulty valve. read more »
Cyanide spills in Philippines surface in wake of Unity Mining withdrawal
Monday, September 14, 2015
The man promoting a controversial underground gold mine near Majors Creek was in charge of an Australian mine in the Philippines which discharged cyanide-laden waste into creeks, killing fish and other marine creatures. read more »
BHP, SaskPower partner to accelerate development of carbon capture and storage
Thursday, September 10, 2015
BHP Billiton and Saskatchewan-based electricity provider, SaskPower, announced Thursday a partnership to accelerate the global development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology by sharing access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility – the world’s first full chain power sector CCS project. read more »



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