Black and White: Carbon

For last few months the black carbon issue is being highlighted in Himalayan region, with a viewpoint that it will have adverse impact on human health, air quality and on various ecosystem functions. It is said that, there is sheer need of various local and international efforts to reduce the emissions and cope the situation. [...]

Continuing Colonialism: World Bank Funds Mining in Africa

Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana The private finance sector arm of the World Bank Group announced last month that it would invest $300 million to promote mining in Africa. “Mining is a critically important yet challenging sector and [the International Finance Corporation] IFC has a role to play in supporting responsible companies that will bring [...]

Achievements, strategies and challenges in the mining sector

2010 was an excellent year for the mining sector, due to the high prices for minerals and strong demand from Asian countries. It also saw moves towards increasing the added-value of production in Bolivia through local industrialisation. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet [...]

Ghana: Obuasi pray for more gold at the Anglo Gold Ashanti mine

Anglo Gold Ashanti, Kwasi Enyan addressing residents at the church service The Obuasi Municipal Assembly is seeking divine intervention to improve dwindling gold production at the Anglo Gold Ashanti Obuasi mine. Officials say gold production at the mine has gone down by close to ten percent within the past year, recording the lowest figure in [...]

Rare Earth Minerals Power the Green Economy and Embolden China’s Bid for Dominance

China’s control of rare earth minerals positions the nation as the green OPEC of the future. China controls the vast majority of the world’s supply of rare earth minerals which are vital to a wide range of new technologies. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on [...]

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