Rappler's latest stories on mining
The groups vow to 'continue to dialogue, listen and to stand in solidarity with Mother Nature and against any form of destructive mining'
The 13 mining companies hurdle the Commission on Audit but the Bureau of Internal Revenue is not precluded from making its own tax assessment
The results of an ongoing mining audit will be the basis of a 'responsible mining' law in the new region, says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a dangerous and poorly regulated industry in Kachin state between the country's borders with China and India
It takes about two years to train an explosives dog, and the process is intense for both the handler and the canine
North Kitanglad Agricultural Company sells 100 million common shares of Atok-Big Wedge to Dennis Uy's Udenna Corporation at P2 per share or a total of P200 million
Police in Zhenjiang in eastern Jiangsu province say officers confiscated almost 4,000 mining devices from an illicit bitcoin operation that stole nearly 20 million yuan or about $2.91 million in power
The Philippine Coast Guard and police are still looking for the two farmers who were with the fishermen
Kalikasan PNE also calls out the environment department for not blocking Oceanagold's application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement renewal. Its first FTAA has expired on June 20.
Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'
Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases.
No one has yet been held accountable for the murder of fisherman Carlos Maaz. Instead there has been a criminalization of both fishermen and journalists in El Estor.
In Tanzania, impoverished 'intruders' keep looking for gold at the risk of their lives, and reporters are punished and prevented from shedding light on environmental damage and other wrongdoing
Kalikasan PNE national coordinator Leon Dulce says the government's decision on Oceanagold for contract renewal will serve as an 'acid test' of its stance on mining
The project, fiercely debated for almost a decade, comes as investors and even energy companies are moving away from fossil fuels amid concern about the climate
Former miners in Rapu-Rapu, Albay, have returned to fishing, but they bring home less catch from waters that have been tainted by the mine's wastewater
Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China
Philex Mining says that there are now strong indications of higher mineral resources compared to prior declared levels
The inventory of DMCI Mining Corporation is 'nearly depleted' and it will be shipping 'mostly lower grade nickel' this year
While the roadmap can help boost nickel production, the Philippine Nickel Industry Association says it has to go hand in hand with supporting policies
The two senatorial bets slam the Mining Act for favoring big corporations instead of Filipino communities
(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive
(UPDATED) Four people have been found dead while 19 others are pulled from the rubble alive with minor and serious injuries, according to officials
A fire services spokesman says it is possible that not all the bodies will be located and recovered
(UPDATED) The local governor says 'odds are minimal' that they would be found alive
Rescuers had struggled to retrieve the badly decomposed corpse, despite being equipped with modern technology
'The conduct of a thorough study on the soil condition of Mines View Park is highly required at the soonest possible time,' a city council resolution reads
(UPDATED) Rescuers find the last 2 remaining trapped miners dead inside the coal mine
'The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them,' the provincial spokesperson says
There is no sign of life, with the delayed rescue effort drawing public outrage, but the men's families are clinging to hopes that they may have found an air pocket
Authorities say the fire is still burning, with rescuers building barriers to stop it from spreading
Protestors called on both the government and the opposition to put a halt to the Adani coal mine project in Queensland state
Caloocan City 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, who is with the Liberal Party, is a shareholder of SR Metals Incorporated
OceanaGold has not adhered to its commitments under its mining permit and various Philippine laws and regulations
A higher administrative court suspends energy company RWE's planned razing of Hambach forest for a growing open-case mine
The September 20 landslide killed at least 65 people and injured 18 others. At least 21 people are still missing, while 1,716 families are still in evacuation centers.
(UPDATED) Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong explains the story behind a Mines and Geosciences Bureau letter that said cracks and fissures 'do not pose an imminent danger' days before the landslide occurred
The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency
'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan
Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet
Typhoon Ompong destroyed the homes of a mining community and left dozens dead or missing
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President Rodrigo Duterte's warning on mining comes after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspended small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan appeals to the Environment Secretary not to stop all the operations and to consult local governments and mining stakeholders first
Cordillera Regional Chief Superintendent Rolando Nana says the stash of materiel was not meant for terrorist purposes. The suspect is a private miner and these were stolen from a mining depot in Itogon.
The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs
Astrid Guitelen and Jomar Lay-os are found 200 meters from the entrance of the mine
Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed mining engineers!