The Trump White House is at war with itself about climate change
Key Trump officials argue it may be better to stay in Paris agreement.The meeting will bring together officials with sharply opposing views about the administration’s position on the historic agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries, which Trump as a candidate promised to cancel.
The mining industry continues to shrink around the globe, and it isn't getting any safer, either. While hours worked in the industry have steadily declined – dropping 28 percent Global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers' annual analysis of the mining industry reports that its stock value , or
Tumbling commodity prices, declining global demand, rising safety and security risks: The global mining industry faces major challenges while needing to meet mounting stakeholder expectations. In order to stay competitive, companies have to become leaner, stronger, and more innovative.
Despite his campaign promises, it would be tough for U.S. President Donald Trump to bring coal mining jobs back to the country or boost the industry in any substantial way. The mining industry continues to shrink around the globe, and it isn't getting any safer, either.
While hours worked in the industry have steadily declined – dropping 28 percent between 2012 and 2016 – the number of fatalities and their frequency have increased in the past two years, according to the, a partnership between industry companies and regional associations dedicated to strengthening the environmental and social performance of the mining industry.
Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions
A federal appeals court agreed on Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file) WASHINGTON — At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era res The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan.
The global mining industry is under pressure. In the short term, falling commodity prices are squeezing cash flow. Alone, each of these opportunities has real potential; together, they represent a fundamental shift in both potential safety outcomes and how value can be captured in the mining
Global Mine Design Ltd is working to positively change the approach to mine design. Our approach, of using integrated monitoring networks to reinforce safe I believe we can see elements of these issues throughout the global mining industry . In the UK, for example, the Health and Safety Executive
According to the, a United Nations agency, the mining industry employs about 1 percent of the world's workforce, but accounts for 8 percent of fatal workplace accidents.
A province in northernis the region most recently rocked with tragedy. More than 30 died and dozens more were trapped after an explosion in a coal mine caused a tunnel to collapse on May 3, according to .
IndustriALL, a global union for workers in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectorsthat "the global commodities crisis means mining profits are under threat, and safety is often the first casualty when costs are cut."
Global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers'reports that its stock value, or aggregate market capitalization, is less than a third of what it was in 2010, dropping from $1.6 trillion to $494 billion. The report called 2015 a "race to the bottom" for an industry that is suffering through slowing demand, weakening investment and volatile prices.
Space-mining may be only a decade away. Really.
Investors wonder: Is oil the water of the coming Space Age?It may be to Middle Eastern oil states like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are looking at space as a way to diversify out of the earthly benefits of fossil fuel.
Mines can be hazardous environments and the possibility of fire, flood, explosion and collapse has the potential to simultaneously affect a large number HSE's plan of work for the mining industry targets the key priorities identified in the Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy and additional priority topics
The number and value of major mining projects planned and under construction in Canada has decreased. Exports of imported merchandise that has been substantially enhanced in value are also included. Re-exports are goods that have previously entered Canada and are materially the same
In 1995, the International Labor Organization adopted the. The document presents guidelines for employers to "eliminate or minimize the risks to safety and health in mines," including proper ventilation, regular inspection of mines and equipment and multiple exits from the mine, as well as employees' rights to report hazards and access training programs.
Only 31 countries have ratified the agreement. Iran is not among them, nor is, where a was set in 2010 for the longest amount of time workers survived underground after a mining accident.
Despite its more than two-decade history, encouraging countries and industry leaders to ratify the ILO convention is still a top priority for. A list of fatal mining incidents compiled by the group presents a number of under-reported incidents. In the first three months of 2016, 36 miners were killed in a gas explosion in , a gas leak in a coal mine in killed 9 and explosions in killed at least 18, among others.
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Faced with climate change, Canadian Arctic residents fear their way of life is melting away .
Life is changing quickly for the native Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic. The territory of Nunavut lies in the northernmost reaches of the globe. Iqaluit, the capital, is just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. And it’s warming at twice the global rate. There are now shrubs where once there was only ice. The town's buildings were designed to stand on permafrost, and now, as the ground thaws, those structures — as well as roads and runways — are sinking and wearing away.