Molybdenum Ore Spill Is China’s Biggest Tailings Leak in Nearly 20 Years

A spillage of waste molybdenum ore in northeast China last month was the biggest tailings leak the country witnessed in almost 20 years and needed the toughest environmental emergency response, the environment ministry said on Monday.

Gina Lopez, Philippine Environment Secretary, Pursues Watershed Protection

Clear goals to enforce pollution laws jeopardize the new secretary’s job.
Kamoto Mining in the DRC. Photo by Cody Pope for Circle of Blue

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From Peru to Australia water stresses are rewriting the way mines…

Conga Mine in Peru Halted By Water Concerns, Civic Opposition

U.S. mining company retreats from $US 4.8 billion gold and copper…

Radebe Wild Coast Murder Yields No Suspects

Police expand investigation as case attracts international attention.

A Murder on South Africa Wild Coast Escalates Conflict Over Water, Land, Mining

Opposition leader assassinated in one of world’s dangerous clashes over industrial development.

Southeast Alaska, All Rainforests, Glaciers, and Waterfalls, Nevertheless Has Water Worries

Resource-extraction economy faces inherent tensions between development…

Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa’s Hydropower Shortfalls

Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

Wisconsin Iron Mine Plans Abandoned Due to Wetlands

EPA action under Clean Water Act cited as determining factor.…

Infographic: A History of EPA Veto Actions to Protect Water

The EPA has issued 13 vetoes since the passing of the Clean Water…

Peru and Chile Gold Mine Projects Address Water Concerns

The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.

EPA’s Proposed Veto of Alaska’s Pebble Mine in Line with Past Uses of Clean Water Act

Legal experts say process should provide certainty, not worry,…