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New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine

- Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways.

Bosnia coal mine cave-in claims five lives

Zenica - Five Bosnian coal miners died after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and tunnel collapse, trapping dozens of men underground for 20 hours, an official said Friday."This accident is a big tragedy for the whole of Bosnia-Hercegovina.

S.African mineworkers remember 2012 Marikana killings

Tornado - Thousands of South African platinum mineworkers gathered on Saturday at Marikana to commemorate the second anniversary of the killing of 34 of their colleagues by police during a strike.

Mutiny in Brisbane Parliament: Bill tabled by ordinary people

Brisbane - August 15, a group of everyday Queenslanders surged into the desolate Upper House Chamber of the Queensland State Parliament and tabled a new Bill.

S. African protesters halt probe into Marikana killings

Pretoria - Heckling protesters on Monday disrupted an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by South African police, forcing the country's deputy president to briefly halt his testimony.Demonstrators chanted "Blood on his hands!

Mining CEO says he would drink contaminated Mt. Polley water

Likely - President of Imperial Metals Brian Kynoch apologized for his company contaminating water around the Mt. Polley Mine. He also says that the water tailing off is "good" and "very close to drinking water quality." So good that he would drink it.

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

La Paz - Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

Rescuers pause search for trapped Honduran miners

Tegucigalpa - Rescuers paused the search for eight miners trapped in a collapsed gold mine in southern Honduras, as hopes of finding the men alive faded.

Nine killed in Ukraine mine blast

Kiev - Nine miners were killed after a gas explosion ripped through an underground coal mine in eastern Ukraine, authorities said on Friday.

S.Africa workers look set to back wage deal, says union source

Kroondal - Workers at the world's top platinum producers on Thursday looked set to back a deal brokered between union leaders and miners to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history.

Lesotho’s giant diamonds and new partnerships

Governmental agreements on reducing royalty shares in Lesotho will make a new partership between the diamond mines in the Maluti Mountains and Firestone of Britain.

Twenty-two dead in southwest China coal mine accident

Chongqing - Twenty-two people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine in Chongqing municipality's Wansheng district occurred at around 5.

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.

Twenty-two dead in southwest China coal mine accident

Chongqing - Twenty-two people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine in Chongqing municipality's Wansheng district occurred at around 5.

Turkey's deputy PM condemns aide attack on protester

Ankara - Turkey's deputy prime minister on Wednesday condemned a top aide for attacking an anti-government protester in the wake of the country's worst ever mining disaster, describing the incident as "catastrophic".

Turkey charges mining company CEO over disaster

Ankara - Turkey has charged three more people with manslaughter over the country's worst mining disaster, including the CEO of the company operating the pit, reports said on Tuesday.

Students occupy Istanbul university over mining disaster

Istanbul - "This faculty is occupied," reads a huge banner hanging from the mining department of an Istanbul university, where Turkish students have been holding all-night vigils over a devastating mine disaster that claimed over 300 lives.

Three charged with manslaughter in Turkey mine disaster: prosecutor

Soma - A Turkish court on Sunday charged three people with manslaughter over a mine disaster that killed 301 people, the prosecutor in charge of the probe said.

'I had to step on my friends' bodies to escape': Mine survivor

Soma - Murat Yokus may have escaped Turkey's deadliest mine explosion, but he is unable to erase the memories of his friends falling one by one to the ground, suffocated by thick fumes that engulfed the tunnels where they were trapped.

Turkey mine rescue ends, death toll at 301

Soma - Turkey on Saturday declared rescue operations over following this week's devastating coal mine blast, with the final death toll at 301. "The rescue operation was carried out to completion.

Protesters clash with police at Turkey mine blast site

Soma - Turkish riot police fired tear gas Friday at thousands of protesters at the scene of a disaster that killed nearly 300 miners, as the government faced a worsening political backlash.

Turkey mine clashes pile pressure on PM Erdogan

Soma - Turkish police clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the deaths of at least 283 workers in the country's worst mining disaster, piling pressure on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Scores dead, hundreds trapped in coal mine disaster in Turkey

Soma - More than 150 miners are dead and hundreds more missing Tuesday after an explosion and fire crippled a coal mine in western Turkey.

Strikers urged to 'remain steadfast' at S.Africa platinum mine

Kroondal - Thousands of club-wielding striking workers at a platinum mine in South Africa were urged by their leaders to remain steadfast in the face of a deadline to return underground Wednesday.

Turkish town's tight-knit 'mining family' braced for the worst

Soma - The wail of the siren was greeted by craning necks and expectant gazes but the ambulance zipped past and left no clue to the hundreds huddled in the dark, hoping for news of their loved ones.

Turkey coal mine disaster leaves 17 dead, hundreds trapped

- At least 17 miners were killed and more than 200 remain trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, officials said.

Toll rises to 12 dead in Colombia mine disaster

Bogot - The death toll from a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia has risen to 12, authorities said Monday, as rescuers searched for four more missing victims.

Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster

Santander De Quilichao - Rescue workers recovered more bodies of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead.

Colombian families fear worst as miners lost in mudslide

Bogot - Relatives of 13 miners buried by a landslide kept vigil Friday near an unlicensed mine in western Colombia, as they clung to meager hope that their loved ones could have survived.

China coal mine death toll rises to 20

Qujing - The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident, state media reported.
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A Canadian flag covered in oil.
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Signs at open-pit mining demonstration.
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As you can see from this picture (which is more than 50 years old) coal sands mining is nothing new in Canada. The sheer scale that it is done on today may be causing serious problems for anyone eating near a water source in Canada.
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Two Na’vi protested outside Vedanta’s AGM. © Survival
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Activist holding a sign.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib In...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.
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Corporate zombies at open-pit mining protest.
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A flash mob opposing Gods Lake Resources mining the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug area.
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A photo-op for a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and in protest of Gods Lake Resource mining the area.
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Bottles representing contaminated water.
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A large banner opposing "mining abuse" across from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where one of the world's largest mining conventions took place.
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Councillor Cecilia Begg speaking at a rally protesting against Gods Lake Resources mining her native land.
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Activist's shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
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RESOURCES: This open pit coal mine is in Mugla, Turkey, about 150 miles south of Soma where the Tuesday's disaster occurred.
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