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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

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

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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For fisheries activists, Indonesian candidates offer little to work with

Neither of Indonesia ... nearly 500 illegal foreign fishing vessels caught in Indonesian waters since 2014. Widodo brought this up at the Feb. 17 debate, which centered on environmental and ... 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

Illegal mining poses harm to Ghanaians – US Envoy

Jackson, has called for the development of Ghana’s mining sector in a manner that does not cause destruction to human lives and the environment ... illegal mining known in the local parlance as ... read more

Stop bauxite mining now

Bauxite mining in Kuantan should be stopped immediately and permanently. I do not see any reason why it was only ordered stopped for three months, as reported in the media, when it endangers the lives ... read more

Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

Many don't get pulled out in time: according to Walhi, a local environmental association, 53 miners died in Bangka in 2012, almost one per week, although those figures cover lives lost both on land ... read more

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

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom

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 putting ... read more

Unrest tarnishes drive to tap Indonesia's gold riches

With the world’s fifth-largest gold reserves, estimated at 3,000 metric tons, Indonesia is eager to ramp up exploration and production as it pursues its ambitious target of becoming a top 10 global ... 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



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