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18 May 2019

Laos: Govt. to enforce ban on new banana plantations due to overuse of chemicals reported to cause deaths & illnesses

Author: Sidney Khotpanya & Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Government Vows to Enforce Ban on Concessions for New Banana Plantations", 14 May 2019...

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6 May 2019

Commentary: Theft of resources in Papua New Guinea

Author: Vijay Prashad, Asia Times

"Theft of resources in Papua New Guinea", 4 May 2019...

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3 May 2019

Over 50 organizations urge World Bank to prioritise human rights & environmental impacts in "climate-smart" mining

Over 50 organizations from around the world urged the World Bank to prioritize recycling, efficiency, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions in its "Climate-Smart" agenda. Citing multiple environmental and human rights impacts...

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29 April 2019

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Local community claims Chinese construction company CREC 7 charges excessive tolls on unsafe road; company comments included

Author: Pierre Hamdi, France 24, The Observers

"Chinese construction company sets up toll booth in Congo, angers locals", 22 April 2019....

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29 April 2019

Earthworks releases report on the environmental and human impacts of rising mineral demand for renewable energy

Author: Earthworks, UTS ISF

"REPORT: Clean Energy Must Not Rely on Dirty Mining", 17 April 2019....

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29 April 2019

Reuters claims billions' worth of gold smuggled from Africa to the UAE fuels conflict, violates human rights & endangers environment

Author: David Lewis, Ryan McNeill & Zandi Shabalala, Reuters

"Exclusive: Gold worth billions' smuggled out of Africa", 24 April 2019....

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22 April 2019
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Author: Public Eye (Suisse)

« Syngenta gagne des milliards en vendant des pesticides extrêmement dangereux », 15 avril 2019...

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21 April 2019

London Metal Exchange will only allow trading of responsibly sourced metals by 2022

The London Metal Exchange (LME) announced on 23 April 2019 that it will be introducing responsible sourcing standards across all brands, requiring all metals traded on the exchange to be responsibly sourced from 2022 onwards. This announcement came af...

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20 April 2019

Malaysia: Govt. to investigate lead-acid manufacturing battery plant allegedly causing pollution

Author: Nurul Azwa Aris, Free Malaysia Today

"Probe into Jenjarom battery plant to take 2 weeks", 19 April 2019...

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15 April 2019

Nigeria: Regulatory agency pledges to pay more attention to underground water pollution from oil spills

Author: Chidimma C. Okeke, Daily Trust (Nigeria)

“Nosdra New DG to Address Underground Water Pollution, Oil Spills” 3 April 2019...

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