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Largescale dolomite moning in neighbouring Bhutan has emerged as a major threat to the Buxa Tiger Reserve, which is often invaded by poachers and Bodo militants from adjoining Assam. Keeping this in

By overlooking illegal mining of slate Khaniyara, the government of Uttar Pradesh has virtually legalised it in violation of the Supreme Court directions. While the authorities celebrated World

Shareholders in North Ltd are forcing an extraordinary general meeting in protest at the mining company's investment in the Jabiluka uranium mine in Kakadu National Park (Australia). More than 120

The Union ministry of steel and mines has outlined the guidelines for exploitation of minor minerals, starting with granite. A notification to this effect, isued on June 1, stipulates that no lease

toxic waste from metal mining poses a major threat to environment and human health across Europe, and existing laws can do little to solve the problem, according to the World Wide Fund for

Sapporo District Court today ordered two Mitsui group mining companies to pay 1.89 billion yen in compensation to 78 men who contracted serious lung disease while they were working. The plaintiffs,

Bihar Government has decided to take stern action against those involved in illegal mining and may initiate proceedings aginst brick kilns in total violation of the State mining and prospecting

One of the world's richest biological treasure troves-an isolated area of Indonesia-is also home to a mother-lode of minerals. Something has to give. For nearly two decades, Freeport has conducted a

Four more miners have died after a methane gas blast at a pit in western Ukraine, bringing the death toll to 39 in the nation's worst mine disaster in more than a

It has been one year since the waste reservoir of a nearby zinc mine burst open and more than a billion gallons of toxic slurry poured through the breach into the Guadiamar River, flooding hundreds