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BHP to exit global coal body over climate change policy

Sydney - The world's biggest miner BHP said Tuesday it would leave the World Coal Association and review its membership of the US Chamber of Commerce to show support for action against climate change.

Brazil judge suspends homicide cases in Samarco mine disaster

Rio De Janeiro - A judge has suspended homicide cases against 22 people in the Samarco mine disaster that killed 19 and devastated a river valley in southeastern Brazil in 2015.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Brazil mine gets safety gear — a year too late

Mariana - Surrounded by big video screens and computers, a team works 24/7 to monitor the slightest threat of an accident at dams used by Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine.The only problem?

One year on, Brazilian mine tragedy wounds still raw

Bento Rodrigues - In the ravaged Brazilian valley where a giant mining waste dam burst, killing 19 people and spewing pollution, an incongruous sight pops up: billboards with a grinning workman and the slogan "communicate positively.

Brazil charges 21 over deaths in mine dam collapse: prosecutor

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian federal prosecutors announced homicide charges Thursday against 21 people, including senior mining executives, allegedly responsible for the deadly collapse of the Samarco iron-ore mine dam last year.

'Substantial progress' on Brazil mine disaster recovery: BHP

Sydney - BHP Billiton Friday said it was making "substantial progress" to help communities devastated by a fatal Brazilian mine accident, as the commodities giant's share price strengthened after sinking on the back of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit.

'Substantial progress' on Brazil mine disaster recovery: BHP

Sydney - BHP Billiton Friday said it was making "substantial progress" to help communities devastated by a fatal Brazilian mine accident, as the commodities giant's share price strengthened after sinking on the back of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit.

'Substantial progress' on Brazil mine disaster recovery: BHP

Sydney - BHP Billiton Friday said it was making "substantial progress" to help communities devastated by a fatal Brazilian mine accident, as the commodities giant's share price strengthened after sinking on the back of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit.

Miner BHP commits to Brazil clean-up as huge lawsuit looms

Sydney - BHP Billiton renewed its commitment Monday to do all it can to help following the deadly collapse of a waste water dam in Brazil, with the mining giant and partner Vale facing a huge lawsuit.

BHP Billiton's iron ore production rises but gas slips

Sydney - Mining giant BHP Billiton Wednesday reported an increase in iron ore output for the June quarter but a decline in gas production as projects were delayed on weak oil prices.

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton raised its fiscal year iron ore production outlook for a second time this year on Wednesday after seeing a better-than-expected jump in output for January-March.

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton raised its fiscal year iron ore production outlook for a second time this year on Wednesday after seeing a better-than-expected jump in output for January-March.

BHP boosts iron ore output and lifts production guidance

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton lifted full-year iron ore guidance on Wednesday and posted better than expected March quarter output of 49.6 million tonnes.

Mining giant BHP mulling demerger: Reports

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton is considering spinning-off its aluminium, bauxite and nickel assets into a single entity that would be worth about Aus$20 billion ($18.5 billion), reports said Wednesday.

Mining giant BHP's first-half profit soars 83 percent

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton Tuesday posted a "monster" 83 percent first-half spike in net profit to US$8.1 billion on the back of spending cuts and strong production at its iron ore business.The result for the six months to December 31 was above e...

Mining giant BHP's first-half profit soars 83 percent

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton said Tuesday first-half net profit soared 83 percent to US$8.1 billion on the back of spending cuts and strong production across its iron ore and coal businesses.The result for the six months to December 31 was above ex...

Mining giant BHP's first-half profit soars 83 percent

Sydney - Global mining giant BHP Billiton said Tuesday first-half net profit soared 83 percent to US$8.1 billion on the back of strong production across its iron ore, coal and petroleum businesses.The result for the six months to December 31 was above expectati...

Mining giant BHP posts record Australian iron ore output

Sydney - Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday posted record half-year iron ore production from Western Australia, but held back from improving the full-year outlook due to bad weather risks.

The impact of Eira Thomas on the diamond industry

Eira Thomas isn't a household name but has been a powerhouse in the diamond industry and worked to change a terrible thing about an industry that deals with beauty.
 

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