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One dead, dozens missing after landslide at jade mine in Myanmar

While it is unclear whether the mining is officially sanctioned by the junta, it largely takes place under the cover of night

Catholic bishop hits gov’t endorsement of coal mining project in Mindanao

The project, under the coal operating contracts of the mining companies, covers at least 9,000 hectares of land

Faith, green groups press for ‘pro-people,’ ‘pro-environment’ bets in Philippine polls

“We have seen our fair share of destruction of lives and ecosystems .... Are these not enough for us to finally say no to mining?"

Catholic diocese in southern Philippines submits petition against open-pit mining

The campaign, which was launched on August 16, had already gathered 78,229 signatures

Opposition to black sand mining needs people’s support, says Philippine priest

Father Antonio Labiao of Caritas said civil society groups have a role in educating the public about the impact of black sand mining

Diocese in southern Philippines campaigns for stay of open-pit mining ban

The petition calls on the government to “stand firm in its duty to ensure the safety, convenience, and well-being of its constituents”

Parched villages in India’s coal-mining hubs hunt for scarce water

In India's coal mining hubs, residents must dig deeper, tap nearby rivers or buy water from tankers to tackle worsening water scarcity

Philippine green groups dismayed over gov’t decision to renew mining deal

OceanaGold Corporation announced that the Philippines has renewed its contract for the Didipio gold and copper mine for another 25 years

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