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Chile heavy rain leaves millions without water, closes copper mine

Santiago - Four million people in Santiago were without tap water Sunday after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply and forced the closure of the world's biggest copper mine, officials said.

Iran set to diversify energy after sanctions are lifted

The Iranian government plans to inject US $ 55 billion into the petrochemical sector within the next 10 years. In addition, the country has plans to diversify its industry after the end of the international sanctions, including opening up mining.

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Paris - Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned Wednesday.

Former head of Brazilian miner Vale 'dies in plane crash'

S - Roger Agnelli, the former head of Brazilian mining giant Vale, died along with six other people when a small plane crashed into a residential building in Sao Paulo, friends and media said.

Missing Venezuela miners' bodies found

Caracas - The bodies of 17 miners have been found in a mass grave in Venezuela, from among 28 missing after an armed attack, officials said Monday.The bodies were found in a pit in the town of Tumeremo, in far southeastern Venezuela near the border with Brazil.

Missing Venezuela miners' bodies found

Caracas - The bodies of four missing miners have been found in a mass grave in Venezuela, and up to 24 co-workers may be buried with them, officials said Monday.

12 dead in Chinese coal mine accident: Report

Bejing - Twelve people were killed in a coal mine accident in China, state media reported Monday, the latest incident in the country's notoriously dangerous industry.

Russian mine disaster toll climbs to 36

Moscow - The death toll in Russia's worst mining disaster in years climbed to 36 on Sunday as officials said 26 workers missing following methane explosions at the pit in the country's frozen Arctic north could not have survived.

Rescuers say 'no contact' with 26 missing miners in Russia's Arctic

Moscow - Rescuers have so far failed to make contact with 26 missing miners as frantic search operations continued over a day after a pit collapse in northern Russia killed at least four workers, authorities said on Friday.

Four killed, 26 missing after Russian mine accident

Moscow - Rescue teams have so far failed to make contact with 26 miners missing after a pit collapse in northern Russia killed at least four workers, authorities said on Friday.

Brazil police charge seven in Samarco mine deaths: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police charged six executives and another suspect Tuesday over the deaths of 19 people when a wastewater dam collapsed at an iron ore mine last year, media reported.

Turkey police fire tear gas at gold mine protesters, 26 hurt: reports

Ankara - Turkish riot police fired tear gas and used sticks Sunday to disperse around 2,000 protesters in a town near the Black Sea who were trying to prevent a mine from being built in their ecologically pristine area, Turkish television reported.

Brazil prosecutor threatens to torpedo $5 bn dam burst settlement

Rio De Janeiro - A nearly $5 billion expected settlement for last year's toxic flood that killed 17 people in Brazil could be challenged by prosecutors, who say the amount is not enough.

Richard Warke cautiously optimistic about deep sea mining

A new era is dawning for the international mining industry. Led by the Australian-Canadian sea floor mining company, Nautilus Minerals, miners are now looking to the sea to make their next fortune.

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Bucharest - Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

Eight survivors found after Chinese mine cave-in

Bejing - Eight people were found alive in a Chinese gypsum mine Wednesday, state media said, five days after it collapsed in an accident that reportedly prompted its owner to commit suicide.

Chinese mine collapse 'leads to owner's suicide'

Bejing - The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine committed suicide Sunday after a cave-in which killed one person and left 17 trapped, state media said.Ma Congbo drowned himself while he was at the scene helping the rescue, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Search ends for Myanmar jade mine landslide victims

Yangon - Rescuers in northern Myanmar called off their search for workers feared buried in a jade mine landslide, police said Sunday, with no missing people or bodies recovered.

New landslide sweeps through Myanmar jade mine

Yangon - Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble on Saturday after a new landslide buried workers -- possibly dozens -- in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month.

Families of Brazil mine spill victims offered $25,600

S - The families of people killed and missing after a catastrophic collapse of a waste water dam at a mine in Brazil last month were each offered $25,600 Thursday by the company responsible.

Judge blocks Brazil assets of Vale, BHP Billiton after dam disaster

Bras - A judge has blocked the Brazilian assets of mining giants Vale and BHP Billiton to make sure they pay reparations for the toxic waste dam burst that killed 17 in November.

Pearl Jam donates $100,000 to Brazil mine victims

Bras - The US rock band Pearl Jam is donating $100,000 to victims of a toxic mining spill in Brazil that killed at least 13 people and was the country's worst environmental disaster.

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.

Brazil mining giant rejects UN anger over 'toxic' flood

Rio De Janeiro - Mining giants responsible for a dam spill in Brazil earlier this month rejected Thursday accusations by the United Nations that "20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud" spewed into a river.

Canadian mine digs up gold, Mexico town digs up bodies

Chilpancingo - The Mexican villagers found the latest clandestine grave among bushes off a dirt path, a short drive from a Canadian-owned gold mine in the country's gang-plagued south.

Sludge from deadly Brazil mine accident reaches Atlantic

Rio De Janeiro - The torrent of mud and toxic mineral waste that buried a Brazilian village earlier this month has reached the Atlantic Ocean after a long passage down the Doce River, officials said.

Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide: officials

Yangon - Around 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.

Pearl Jam donates concert proceeds to Brazil mine victims

Rio De Janeiro - US rock group Pearl Jam donated proceeds from a concert in Brazil to victims of a toxic mining spill that killed 12 people and was the country's worst environmental disaster.

Mine spill Brazil's worst environmental catastrophe: Minister

Rio De Janeiro - A deadly mine waste spill that buried a village and contaminated a river basin two weeks ago is the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history, the environment minister said Friday.

Two more waste reservoirs in Brazil risk bursting: Company

Rio De Janeiro - The owner of a mining waste reservoir that burst in Brazil last month, killing 10 people and causing a huge environmental disaster, says two more are at risk of breaking.
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