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“The brave stance of the local government ... is a win not only of rights of nature, but also of accountability in governance”
Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba Sr. adamantly denied that the contractors are mining black sand in the town of Aparri
Global Witness found that China had outsourced much of its industry across the border to a remote corner of Kachin state
“For all the years that [the mining company] has destroyed our land, we have stood up and defended it”
"With her experience, we expect her to use and rely more on science-based analysis to decide on environmental policies and practices"
The water turns red when the mines wash iron and release waste into the river, a resident said
Fears are rising that a place once considered one of the most prosperous trade hubs on the Silk Road could disappear without oversight
“We pray that with this collective voice and action, the national government ... will heed the call of its people"
“We remain vigilant until the present threat to amend the lifting of the open-pit mining ban is completely done,” said Bishop Cerilo Casicas
The court ruled in favor of at least 30 plaintiffs against the Marcopper Mining Corporation for a mine spill in 1993