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O'Neill government betrays the people of PNG and backs experimental seabed mining despite overwhelming opposition

The government of Peter O’Neill has shrugged off overwhelming community opposition to controversial experimental seabed mining and signed a new agreement with Nautilus Minerals…

Nautilus Minerals and State of PNG Resolve Issues and Sign Agreement… 452 more words

Papua New Guinea

Abandoned mine puts 8,000 at risk in Solomon Islands

United Nations team assessing mine tailings dam in the Solomon Islands

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

A three-person United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team has arrived in the Solomon Islands to assess a gold mine tailings storage facility following flash floods and heavy rains in the region. 293 more words

Environmental Impact

Security guard affected by the thick smoke from MCC refinery

Mystery deepens regarding the story by John Bivi in the National Newspaper about pollution from the Basamuk refinery polluting local food crops and the gardens. 183 more words

Papua New Guinea

Exposing the ugly truth about Rio Tinto

IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union has produced a new report: “Unsustainable: The Ugly Truth about Rio Tinto” highlighting the multinational’s global practices. IndustriALL is calling for Rio Tinto to live up to its claim to be a sustainable company including by respecting workers’ rights. 282 more words

Papua New Guinea

Flaws in Ramu NiCo pollution denial

The scientific analysis by experts at Cocoa Coconut Institute of PNG (CCIPNG) for Ramu NiCo on the alleged gas explosion at Basamuk, rather shows obvious flaws in their attempt to cover up what seems to be major gas pollution. 259 more words

Papua New Guinea

Ramu mine denies pollution

Post Courier

RAMU NiCo Mine in Madang Province has denied allegations from nearby communities that smoke from the mine’s refinery is affecting their food crops like yam and taro. 348 more words

Papua New Guinea

Bougainvillean agriculture can finance independence

Since the earliest days of colonialism, foreign powers have learnt that the best way to prize the peoples’ resources from them, is to convince them that they a) are poor; and b)  need outsiders to help them ‘develop’. 215 more words

Papua New Guinea