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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

Indian bishop, 5 priests freed on bail after being charged of...

Justice K Murali Shankar granted bail to the accused on condition that they cooperate with the investigation team

Bishop calls for probe into mining operations that caused water in...

The local government of Davao Oriental province announced that mining operations in Banaybanay town had already been shut down

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

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