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Hidden water flows and the perversities of gold mining

By Diana Vela Almeida Large scale gold mining, more than any other economic activity; provokes the greatest number of negative impacts relative to its scale of operation. Gold mining damages local …

Complete and utter chaos at Chrissiesmeer, South Africa.

By Franz Fuls.  During a chaotic public meeting Xstrata’s successor, Msobo Coal, announces its plans to mine inside the Chrissiesmeer Biodiversity Area, Mpumalanga, South Africa. On 26 March 2013 Msobo Coal held …

“Our real treasure is not gold, but water”

By Dragomira Raeva and Nick Meynen. The “discovery” of gold by Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) next to the city of Krumovgrad (Bulgaria) surprised nobody. For centuries gold has …

Natural Water Body threatened by large mining company

By Franz Fuls. Some eight kilometres East-Northeast of Delmas (South Africa), the Weltevreden pan is home to a myriad of water birds. But today, neither birds nor farmers who use the …

Canada paying Latin press to hide the reality of mining in Latin America

By Miningwatch, Canada. In March 2012, Canadian taxpayers will pay eleven journalists from eight Latin American countries to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2012 conference (PDAC), including …

Shale gas fracking in Bulgaria freezes under public pressure

(By Konstantin Dichev and Dragomira Raeva) Bulgarian people want clean water and a healthy future for their children, instead of false promises for cheap shale gas. EJOLT partner Za Zemiata on …

Canadian gold mining in Kyrgystan.

Gold mining expert Robert Moran, who also adviced EJOLT partner Za Zemiata in Bulgaria in 2011 in their work with the local population against the planned Krumovgrad gold mine, now …

EJOLT partner OCMAL: cancel Conga mine project in Peru

EJOLT partner OCMAL (Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América Latina) asks for definitive suspension of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru. OCMAL is a regional center with a history …