Asia Pacific

A UN report calling for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is being challenged by Australia due to the continual growth of its coal mining industry.   The UN wants countries to end electricity generation using coal in order to help curb greenhouse gas emissions.   As per the UN report,…
Crocodile Gold's Big Hill open-cut gold mine project has been rejected by the Victorian government of Australia owing to grave environmental and health issues it could pose to the nearby community.   The gold mine project was proposed to be developed near the town of Stawell. Crocodile Gold had plans…
Scientists warn that a proposal by Wollongong Coal to expand its operations into the Lake Cataract catchment in Australia may put Sydney's drinking water at risk.   Lake Cataract catchment is one of the main drinking water resources for Illawarra and Macarthur regions in New South Wales and is a…
Centennial Coal has decided to put its Angus Place mine at Western Coalfields in New South Wales under care and maintenance due to falling prices of international coal.   Angus Place mine is operated by an equally owned joint venture between Centennial Coal and Springvale SK Kores called Springvale /…
A study undertaken by gold and copper producer Philex Mining has confirmed the viability of its $1.5bn Silangan project on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.   Silangan has estimated reserves of five billion pounds of copper and nine million ounces of gold.   The mine is expected to…

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