Tanzania: Govt threatens Acacia with closing North Mara over water pollution

Tanzania: Govt threatens Acacia with closing North Mara over water pollution

Tanzania has given Barrick Gold-subsidiary Acacia Mining (LON:ACA) until March 30 to stop waste water pollution at its North Mara mine or face a shutdown, but the country’s No.1 gold producer said Friday a brief spill affecting the operation has already been halted. Advertisements

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Sustainability: Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops

Sustainability: Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops

The life expectancy of a Chinese citizen has gone up by half a year due to a significant drop in the air pollution level in the country, a study has claimed. Air pollution kills over a million in China where the average life expectancy is 76.4 years. A study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago says that the life expectancy of Chinese citizens has been extended by half a year due…

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Sustainability: “S.Africa coal belt among world’s pollution hotspots” – Greenpeace

Sustainability: “S.Africa coal belt among world’s pollution hotspots” – Greenpeace

South Africa’s eastern Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, a report by environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Monday.

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Global Oil & Gas: China’s Pollution Nightmare Creates Opportunities For LNG Exporters

While this is not necessarily news that the Chinese populace wants to hear, a new report released Thursday by the country’s environmental ministry said that the number of pollution sources in China has increased by more than half in eight years.

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Africa Mining: London court hears Vedanta’s challenge to Zambian villagers’ pollution claim

London’s Court of Appeal began hearing legal arguments on Wednesday into whether Zambian villagers have the right to make a claim for damages for environmental pollution in the English courts against miners Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), Reuters reports.

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Global Mining: China to reach target in cutting coal overcapacity by year-end

China’s effort to cut surplus capacity in the coal industry and, at the same time, manage pollution in most of its major cities, are paying off earlier than anticipated, with the world’s largest producer of the commodity anticipating it will reach its targets by year-end, which is earlier than planned.

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Mining & Environment: Extreme pollution forces China to shut down hundreds of coal, steel operations

China is stepping up its war on pollution by forcing hundreds of coal and steel companies to close or slash output in light of their transgressions to environmental and safety regulations, Mining.com reports.

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