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Ancient Afghan Buddhist city threatened by Chinese copper mine

Fears are rising that a place once considered one of the most prosperous trade hubs on the Silk Road could disappear without oversight

Catholic social action workers back campaign vs open-pit mining in Philippine...

“We pray that with this collective voice and action, the national government ... will heed the call of its people"

Mindanao bishop says fight against open-pit mining not over despite veto...

“We remain vigilant until the present threat to amend the lifting of the open-pit mining ban is completely done,” said Bishop Cerilo Casicas

Green groups welcome court decision to award damages to survivors of...

The court ruled in favor of at least 30 plaintiffs against the Marcopper Mining Corporation for a mine spill in 1993

Catholic diocese holds ‘solidarity walk’ against open-pit mining in southern Philippines

Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. vowed to create a technical working group to study the decision of the provincial board

Green activists, faith-based groups lament lifting of ban on open-pit mining...

"We will not take this sitting down. We will not take this silently," said Bishop Cerilo Casicas of the Diocese of Marbel

Philippine province lifts open-pit mining ban, paves way for Tampakan project

The Tampakan project on Mindanao island has been described as "one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits in the world"

Families in Laos’ capital say sand-dredging destroying their village

Sand dredging is a problem in other riparian communities along the Mekong, including Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Two dozen dead, 80 still missing days after jade mine landslide...

Sources said among those who remain missing are scavengers, drivers, supervisors, and company staff

At least 17 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Local media and sources in the area said that 40 people were buried in the landslide, which struck around 10:30 p.m. on Monday

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