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Illegal Mining Endangers Lives, Environment in Indonesia

The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia this month is renewing attention on illegal mining in the country, which authorities say often overlooks safety, health and security requirements. ... read more

Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia

The tin that 44-year-old Suge has mined over the past 12 years on Bangka island – a granite outcrop just east of Sumatra in Indonesia ... environment group Walhi. Suge calls the opportunity a "second ... read more

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom

Now authorities in Sumatra's Jambi province, which has one of the biggest concentrations of illegal mining sites in Indonesia ... But it is not just the environment that is suffering, miners are ... read more

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In eastern Indonesia, a forest tribe pushes back against miners and loggers

The Forest Tobelo, an indigenous tribe in Indonesia’s North Maluku province, faces constant threat from illegal loggers and the expansion of mining ... Indonesia, lives an indigenous tribe whose way ... read more


Endangered Species Day 2019: List of Most Threatened Animals and Plants in the U.S. and World

The rare subspecies lives ... environment. They contribute to the local ecosystem by playing a role in seed dispersal, which keeps forests healthy. The threat to the orangutan comes from hunting and ... read more

Indonesia Flooding, Landslides Kill More Than 30 People

Illegal coal mining ... pounded Indonesia's Papua region, triggering landslides and flash floods. The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the ... read more

Five dead in Indonesian illegal gold mine accident

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Five illegal gold miners ... Many Indonesians who live on or near mine sites believe they have a right to mine the land for minerals. Although the central government has banned ... read more

The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Gold Mines

More than a million miners scratch out an illegal ... says Harvard environmental health professor Philippe Grandjean, one of the world’s leading experts on the effects of mercury exposure. Small-scale ... read more

Exposing coal-fueled politics: Q&A with investigative journo Dandhy Laksono

The 90-minute film, Sexy Killers, describes the expansion of coal mines in East Kalimantan, the Bornean province known as Indonesia ... mining industry, as the film shows, has wrought ... read more

Australian companies accused of jeopardising conservation in Indonesia

Sumatran tigers are among the endangered species that live in the 2.2m hectare reserve ... will open up much of the forest for mining, palm oil cultivation and logging. Environmentalists claim the ... read more

How the sapphire trade is driving lemurs toward extinction

Our goal was to witness firsthand the effects of illegal ... sapphire mining puts indris and other species at risk. In 2012, Madagascar’s government, acknowledging that it didn’t have either the money ... read more



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