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4 July 2020

Papua New Guinea: Ramu Nickel shareholder, Conic Metal, asked to respond on steps taken to investigate & remedy Basamuk Bay spill

Groups raise concerns about the environmental damage and potential health impacts of the Ramu nickel spill in Papua New Guinea's Basamuk Bay allegedly brought about by the operation of Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation, in which Conic Metal Corp. maintains...

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2 July 2020

Peru: Renowned Indigenous human rights defender, Santigo Manuin, passes away due to COVID-19

Author: ABC News

“Santiago Manuin, tireless defender of the Amazon rainforest, succumbs to COVID-19” – 2 July 2020...

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28 June 2020

Laos: New coal-fired power plant in Sekong province feared to cause damage to farmlands & health risks; Epic did not respond

A new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in Laos is underway as the Government grants concession to Evolution Power Investment Corporation (EPIC) to extract coal in Sekong province. Groups fear that the plant will damage nearby farmlands and...

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26 June 2020

Indonesia: Mining companies seek approval to dispose mining waste into ocean despite potential damage to local ecosystem; Harita responds

A recent media report alleges that the Indonesian Government has received requests from Harita Group as well as from Tsingshan Group, GEM Co. Ltd., and partners to allow the disposal of mining waste into the ocean floor despite the possibility of...

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23 June 2020
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Author: Deutsche Welle (Brasil)

“Europa aperta o cerco contra produtos brasileiros”, 20 de Junho de 2020...

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12 June 2020

Australia: New Report on voting pattern of companies on climate change

Author: Charlotte Grieve, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Top super funds increasingly vote down climate resolutions", 8 June 2020...

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10 June 2020

Papua New Guinea: Jubilee Australia report says proposed legislation to amend Bougainville's mining laws could undermine human rights & environment

A report by Jubilee Australia alleges that proposed legislation before Bougainville's parliament to amend mining laws could potentially  remove landowner consent and environmental controls. The report is linked below.

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6 June 2020

Laos: Thai NGOs urge Govt. not to buy power from Sanakham Dam in Laos that is seen to displace villagers

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos", 5 June 2020...

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23 May 2020

Laos press for another dam on the Mekong; villagers notice dwindling fish catch as dams become operational

Author: Asia Times

"Laos to press ahead with 'destructive' Mekong dam", 12 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Asia Pacific: NGOs call for international moratorium on deep sea polymetallic nodule mining without rigorous studies; fear irreversible damage to communities

A coalition of 80 non-governmental organisations are pushing for an international moratorium on deep sea mining following a report by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada, Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in...

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