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Photos: Haunting images show the devastating effects of a toxic mud slide in Brazil

On Nov. 5, a dam at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil collapsed, unleashing 50 million cubic meters of waste water that flooded nearby communities and killed more than 10 people. 563 more words

25 Nov 2015 (AFR) - Chinese forecaster says slump in demand will stall ore at $US40 - Get used to $US40 iron ore – China steel chief

(25 November 2015, AFR, p29, by Perry Williams)

‘Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group should get used to the price of iron ore trading in a narrow $US40 a tonne range due to declining demand for steel, according to an official Chinese forecaster. 53 more words

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Strategy to ensure Scotland leads on cyber resilience...and more

Swinney sets out strategy to ensure Scotland leads on cyber resilience

SCOTLAND could become a world leader in cyber resilience, according to the Deputy First Minister. 322 more words

New Blog Post

In this post, co-founder Daniel Cardoso, discusses the reasons behind the environmental disaster in Mariana, one of the worst in Brazil’s history. Daniel argues that, rather than an accident, the catastrophe was the consequence of years of aggressive extractivism, “China Fever”, and flawed public policies. 26 more words


19 Nov 2015 (AFR) - Copper price recovery at least three years off, says BHP Billiton

(19 November 2015, AFR, p25, by Amanda Saunders)

‘BHP Billiton does not expect depressed copper prices to lift for at least the next three years, but is confident in a comeback around 2019, when the market should start to shift into a “total under-supply situation”. 71 more words

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14 Nov 2015 (AFR) - Biggest blue chips drag down ASX

(14 November 2015, AFR, p1,by Matthew Smith )

‘BHP Billiton traded below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis on Friday, leading a decline of the ASX’s biggest stocks that is seeing venerable blue chips like Woolworths eclipsed by a new generation of high-quality and more reliable companies.  139 more words

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Mining & Environment: "BHP, Vale not shielded from dam disaster repercussions," say lawyers

When BHP Billiton and Vale started a joint iron-mining venture in rural Brazil nearly 40 years ago, the mining giants created a new corporate entity: a limited-liability company that, in theory, protected its owners from litigation in case of disaster. 1,464 more words

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