The impact of mining on Mongolian herders (10/03/2015)

A new report reveals the often devastating impact of big development projects on local communities. Sukhgerel Dugersuren interviewed the nomads in Mongolia being displaced by mines.

Blood Gold Flows Illegally From Central African Republic (13/03/2015)

Revenue generated by illegal exports of gold, diamonds and other resources is fueling a conflict that has engulfed Central African Republic.

USA: Duke Energy Fined $25 Million Over Coal Ash Pollution (14/03/2015)

North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources handed Duke Energy Progress a record penalty of $25.1 million for environmental damages for groundwater contamination from coal ash at the Sutton Plant on the Cape Fear River near Wilmington.

Mexican Network deplores Conclusion of Canadian Blackfire Investigation (15/03/2015)

The Canadian government delivered its response to the case of the company Blackfire with regard to the bribery and corruption in 2008 of the then Municipal President in Chicomuselo from the PRD party. Organizations denounce the lack of commitment on the part of the Canadian government to protect and promote human rights.

Time to rethink mining company grievance mechanisms (17/03/2015)

A new briefing by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), shows how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights allow companies to privatize and control the implementation of human rights.

Norwegian Government Pension Fund Still Major Coal Investor (18/03/2015)

Norway’s political parties and environmental organizations are calling for an exclusion of coal stocks and bonds from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund’s Portfolio.

Think-tank Chatham House accused of excluding African Civil Society and community members (19/03/2015)

By hosting the conference entitled 'Extractive Industries in Africa’ on 16-17th March 2015 in London, not Africa, and charging exorbitant fees, Chatham House has been accused of preventing the participation of African civil society and community members.

Federal Court Orders Newmont Mining to Turn Over Evidence to Peruvian Wounded in Protest, Peru (20/03/2015)

A Federal court ordered Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation to turn over evidence relating to police repression of protestors against Newmont’s proposed Conga mine in northern Peru in November 2011, which left a protester paralyzed.