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©Reuters/Environmental Protection Agency Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries US environmental authorities made a rare move Friday to block a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska before it even gets under way, in a bid to protect wild salmon.
02 марта 2014
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town Young, elderly and pregnant residents of a Australian town cloaked in smoke from a coal mine ablaze for three weeks were Friday urged to leave over mounting air quality concerns.
28 февраля 2014
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky Sleep syndrome update: two more cases Two more people have been hospitalized at Kalachi village with sleep syndrome symptoms.
20 февраля 2014
Joseph Mathunjwa (R), president of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). ©Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa braces for mass platinum strike Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools Thursday in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy.
23 января 2014
©Reuters/Dado Ruvic China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 1,049 people last year, down 24 percent from 2012, authorities said, reflecting both risks and improvements in the country's thriving and often under-regulated sector.
06 января 2014
Antonio Banderas. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri Chilean miracle miners back in spotlight -- on film At the bottom of a dank salt mine in Colombia, a 200-strong film crew featuring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is reconstructing the incredible tale of 33 miners buried alive for 69 days in Chile in 2010.
26 декабря 2013
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and India.
09 декабря 2013
©Reuters/David Gray Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn Resources giant Rio Tinto announced the US$1.02 billion sale of its stake in Australia's Clermont thermal coal mine Monday as it seeks to shore up its ailing bottom line.
29 октября 2013
Photo courtesy of kp.ru Disabled former miner uses Molotov cocktail against ArcelorMittal in Karaganda One of the disabled walked to the second floor of the building and cast a bottle of Molotov cocktail in the corridor soaking the carpet of the floor with the kerosene from the bottle. After that he put a match to it and started a fire.
17 октября 2013
Thousands of Romanians protest Canadian mine plans Thousands of people marched against a Canadian company's plans to open Europe's largest gold mine at Rosia Montana, in what has become one of the longest-running protests in post-communist Romania.
01 октября 2013
Thousands of Romanians in fresh protest against mine project Thousands of Romanians took to the streets on Sunday in a fourth week of protests against a Canadian company's plan to open Europe's largest gold mine in a picturesque Transylvanian village.
24 сентября 2013
Photo courtesy of guns.ru Constructers find anti-tank mines in Temirtau 75 TM-57 military anti-tank mines have been discovered during construction of a hydraulic power station in Temirtau city.
04 сентября 2013
Minesweeper (10750E project). Photo courtesy of snsz-ru.all.biz Kazakhstan to buy two mine 'hunters' from Russia Kazakhstan mulls buying two 10750E harbor minesweepers from Russia to use them at the Caspian Sea.
15 июля 2013
©REUTERS Central African gold mine collapse toll rises to 52 The number of people killed when a gold mine in the Central African Republic collapsed at the weekend rose to 52.
27 июня 2013
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes Parts of Kyrgyzstan were under curfew Saturday after clashes between security forces and protesters who want a Canadian-owned gold mine nationalised led the president to declare a state of emergency.
01 июня 2013
All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesia mine tunnel Rescuers have recovered seven more bodies from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, taking the accident's final toll to 28.
22 мая 2013
Ladies swoon as Prince Harry begins US tour Britain's Prince Harry broke hearts in Washington's corridors of power Thursday, showing more interest in landmines than in the excited fans who greeted him at the start of a week-long US visit.
10 мая 2013
Photo courtesy of gmpk.el.kg Kyrgyzstan searching for funds to protect itself from Kazakhstan company's $400 million claim Kazakhstan company Visor Holding filed a $400 million claim against Kyrgyzstan government to the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
17 апреля 2013
©REUTERS/Dave Stobbe Iran opens new uranium production facility: TV Iran, under global sanctions for its nuclear enrichment programme, on Tuesday launched a new uranium production facility and began operations in two extraction mines.
09 апреля 2013
Afghan de-mining threatened by international pullout Since Haji Abdul Samad lost his leg in a minefield more than 20 years ago, he has unearthed at least 1,000 explosives and become one of Afghanistan's most experienced de-miners.
04 апреля 2013

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