Bolsonaro Plans Four-Month Ban on Fires in Brazil’s Amazon to Woo Investors

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro plans to put a four-month ban on fires in the Amazon and Pantanal regions in response to criticism from international investors and Brazilian companies about a surge in deforestation. The decree is being drafted by the Environment Ministry, with a start date yet to be decided. Last year, the government banned … Read more Bolsonaro Plans Four-Month Ban on Fires in Brazil’s Amazon to Woo Investors

Tragic landslide | At least 160 killed at jade mining site in Myanmar

The bodies of at least 160 people have been recovered from the rubble following a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/akti Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt … Read more Tragic landslide | At least 160 killed at jade mining site in Myanmar

Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

In tonight’s show: two NGOs publish a damning report suggesting mining tycoon Dan Gertler could be evading US sanctions in DR Congo. Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa say there could be a possible international money laundering scheme involved. In Cameroon, health officials urge parents to vaccinate their children against measles. A … Read more Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Myanmar – Security Council – Libya – Yemen – Afghanistan – Kenya – Bangladesh – Uganda – E-waste – Food Price Index – Vesak – Personnel Appointment – Sustainable Development – Noon Guests on Monday MYANMAR The United Nations in Myanmar today expressed its deep … Read more Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead

A landslide at a jade mining site in Myanmar has left 126 people dead with heavy rains forcing authorities to pause search and rescue efforts. The deceased were mostly small-time miners collecting stones at old mining sites in Hpakant town in northern Kachin state. They were buried by mud after heavy rains led to the … Read more Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead

More than 100 killed in Myanmar mine collapse

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 126 people, with more feared dead, authorities said, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake and buried many workers under mud and water. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more More than 100 killed in Myanmar mine collapse

Landslide Kills At Least 113 in Myanmar’s Jade Mining Hub

A landslide at a jade mining site in Myanmar has left more than 100 people dead with heavy rains forcing the authorities to pause their search and rescue efforts, the fire department said. The 113 dead were mostly small-time miners collecting stones at old mining sites in Hpakant town in northern Kachin state. They were … Read more Landslide Kills At Least 113 in Myanmar’s Jade Mining Hub

COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has passed 60,000. And the infection rate continues to climb. As the pandemic rages, Indigenous people in the Amazon are especially at risk. Their communities are already under pressure from illegal mining and logging. Now they fear the pandemic could be the biggest threat yet. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports. – … Read more COVID-19: Brazil deploys army to help protect Indigenous people

Women of Steel: Meet the women who took on mining giant BHP – and won | The Drum

It’s one of the most significant industrial relations victories for women… that you’ve probably never heard of! For 14 years a group of women fought – and eventually beat – mining giant BHP for a simple right: to work. This is their story. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more Women of Steel: Meet the women who took on mining giant BHP – and won | The Drum

Tanzanian Miner Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Unearthing 2 Gemstones

Small-scale miner Saniniu Laizer in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania’s government bought the book-sized stones weighing 20 pounds (9 kilograms) and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) from miner Saniniu Laizer for 3.4 million US dollars. “I am feeling so happy because this thing … Read more Tanzanian Miner Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Unearthing 2 Gemstones

Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | 101 East

From nail polish to lipstick, mica is found in cosmetics that millions of people use every day. But unknown to consumers, the mineral that gives these products their shine is often extracted using antiquated methods in slave-like conditions, in one of the poorest regions of the world. In the dusty hills of Jharkhand, India, deep … Read more Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | 101 East

Australian shares rise for seventh day in a row | Finance Report

The Australian share market has closed higher for its seventh consecutive session, making a small gain despite falls for mining, bank and energy stocks. Alan Kohler has today’s finance report. Read more of the ABC’s business coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/business/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Australian shares rise for seventh day in a row | Finance Report

Fuel from Russian Arctic spill reaches large lake, says governor

Diesel fuel from a major spill in Russia’s Arctic has reached a pristine lake which is the basin for a river flowing into the Arctic Ocean, a regional official said on Tuesday, but the mining giant embroiled in the scandal rejected his allegation. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news … Read more Fuel from Russian Arctic spill reaches large lake, says governor

Eyes in the sky: Gathering evidence with drones | The Listening Post (Feature)

Sometimes the capturing of an image or a single video can have a transformative effect. George Floyd’s killing is an example. The eight-minute, 46-second video speaks for itself. That is why it sent so many Americans onto the streets. And anyone contending with state violence, whether they are in Minneapolis, Hong Kong or the Middle … Read more Eyes in the sky: Gathering evidence with drones | The Listening Post (Feature)

Rio Tinto says sorry for blasting 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site | 7.30

Mining giant Rio Tinto sparked anger across the country after it destroyed a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site in the Pilbara. What’s even more extraordinary is that the destruction was done within the rules meant to protect such valuable heritage sites. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Rio Tinto says sorry for blasting 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site | 7.30