Hearings have wrapped in Sierra Leone from claimants accusing mining company Tonkolili Iron Ore of human rights abuses.

The gold mines may at last be making progress with the prevention of silicosis among miners, figures presented at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town suggest.

The massive fire in Outer Delhi’s Bawana industrial area that killed 17 workers and left several injured has brought the spotlight back on the functioning of municipal bodies which have been granti

Upon retrenchment, he received R14 000 in Mineworker Provident Fund benefits.

Why is the Department of Mineral Resources trying to muscle in on the trust fund to be set up to compensate mineworkers with silicosis?

Appeals court rules against mining company Nevsun Resources, clearing way for workers to have claims of human rights violations heard in Canadian court

1991 Gulf War (GW) veterans continue to experience debilitating cognitive and mood problems more than two decades following their return from deployment. Suspected causes for these cognitive complaints include additive and/or synergistic effects of the varying combinations of exposures to chemicals in theater, including pesticides and pyridostigmine bromide (PB) pills.

The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement,1 and the health implications of these actions. It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change,2 which concluded that anthropogenic climate change threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health, and conversely, that a comprehensive response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kasala Malla Reddy and Others VS State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding pollution caused by the industrial units especially the pharmaceutical industries in Patancheru and Bollaram, Medak District of Telangana.

The Highlights of the Judgement are the following: 

The Lancet study concluded that pollution is now the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today — three times more those from HIV-AIDS, TB and malaria put together.