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MINING: Mining and metals can outperform in a post-pandemic world

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Financial Times

As Covid-19 infection rates fall in a number of countries, governments are loosening social-distancing rules and instigating measures to encourage normal economic activity. Commodity prices rebounded sharply during the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Can we expect the same this time following the pandemic crisis? Perhaps.

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MINING: Bigger is better: on board the world’s largest electric mining vehicle

  • Date: 12-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining Technology

Anglo American has doubled down on its commitment to sustainable mining by announcing plans for the world’s largest electric mining vehicle. The 290-ton machine dwarfs the current record holder for a sustainable mining vehicle, the 45-ton eDumper, and could set a new benchmark for environmentally-friendly heavy machinery. We find out more about this innovation.

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MINING: Anglo American set to exit coal mining in SA

  • Date: 07-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Fin 24

Mining giant Anglo American plans to exit coal mining in South Africa, in a major shift away from carbon-intense operations.

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MINING: Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt miners – study

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: The Guardian

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being exposed to dangerous levels of toxic pollution that is causing birth defects in their children as they mine for cobalt used to make rechargeable batteries for smartphones, laptops and electric cars, a new medical study has found.

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MINING: Most top miners failing Paris Agreement goals

  • Date: 04-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining

Eight of the world’s top ten largest mining companies are not doing enough to help meet international climate goals, research by a UK-based investor initiative set up by the Church of England reveals.

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MINING: All Antofagasta mines to be powered by renewable energy by 2022

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Antofagasta

Antofagasta plc (the "Company") announces that Centinela has signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA) with ENGIE Energía Chile S.A. (“ENGIE”) effective from 2022 until 2033. Under the PPA 100% of the power supplied to Centinela will be from renewable sources.

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MINING: Climate-proofing mining operations in a era of climate change

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining Review

By nature, mining activities are resource intensive, and by coincidence they are often located in geographies particularly vulnerable to climate change.

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MINING: Brazil's Vale reports surprise loss amid base metal issues

  • Date: 21-02-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA severely missed quarterly profit and margin estimates on Thursday, largely due to impairments related to its base metal and coal operations and the lingering effects of a deadly dam burst in January 2019.

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