Sustainability: Miners should restore animal communities during site rehabilitation

Sustainability: Miners should restore animal communities during site rehabilitation

Scientists are calling on mine operators to restore animal communities when they carry out site rehabilitation programs. Advertisements

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Sustainability: World urged to reuse natural resources to save planet

Sustainability: World urged to reuse natural resources to save planet

More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday. Only about a tenth of the nearly 93 billion tonnes of materials utilised annually – including minerals, metals, fossil fuels and biomass – are currently put back into service, said a report by Amsterdam-based social enterprise Circle Economy. CEO Harald Friedl told the Thomson Reuters Foundation more…

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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: “China plans more nuanced anti-coal pollution measures in 2019” – ministry

Sustainability: “China plans more nuanced anti-coal pollution measures in 2019” – ministry

China will adopt more efficient and targeted measures during its campaign against pollution next year, but will not relax the targets or ease the crackdown on violators, the environment ministry said in a statement on Monday night. The push for new measures follows an annual meeting of top leaders last week which noted that the world’s second-largest economy is facing downward pressures. “We will coordinate environmental protection with economic development and avoid simple and brutal…

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Sustainability: Zambezia Communities & companies on a collision course due to social benefits

Sustainability: Zambezia Communities & companies on a collision course due to social benefits

The residents of Gilé are on a collision course with the mining companies and the government over the non-fulfilment of social responsibility measures accompanying the exercise of mining rights.

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Sustainability: “Losing licence to operate new and biggest threat to miners” – EY

Sustainability: “Losing licence to operate new and biggest threat to miners” – EY

Mining companies across the globe now consider the risk of losing their licence to operate as the biggest risk to their businesses in the next two years, a new study shows. According to the 11th annual EY survey of 250 executives, the topic was listed sixth in the list of the ten major risks facing mining and metals firm in 2019-2020. Other challenges listed by the participants were rising nationalism, changing community perceptions of mining operations…

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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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Sustainability: ExxonMobil to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Sustainability: ExxonMobil to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

ExxonMobil today said it will join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary initiative representing 13 of the world’s largest oil and gas producers working collaboratively toward solutions to mitigate the risks of climate change.

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Market Analysis: Gas needs to work for its long-term sustainability

Market Analysis: Gas needs to work for its long-term sustainability

The mood music is upbeat.  Just 18 months ago the liquefied natural gas (LNG)  market was depressed, anticipating an extended period of oversupply. But things haven’t played out quite like that, and prices have staged a strong recovery.

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