Inquiry into Quebec’s asbestos mining legacy reveals shocking findings

It has witnessed deaths, lack of compensation and safety and lower penalties in contrast to other Canadian provinces Thetford Asbestos Mines in Quebec. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Exposure to asbestos caused 85 per cent of all workplace-related illnesses in Canada’s Quebec province between 2005 and 2015, according to an ongoing inquiry. The 1,107 deaths were confirmed by Read More …

Can You Earn Bitcoins Without Mining Or Investing?

Cryptocurrencies may have become the buzzword today but they are still far being adopted by the mainstream. While most people may have heard of the Bitcoin, very few know how actually to earn and use it. The easiest way you can be involved in the cryptocurrency world is by researching on the crypto coins. The Read More …

Ideas That Could Reshape How Companies Use Energy

Recent projections show that the world’s energy demands are about to increase by close to 25% between now and 2030. Population and wealth growth are the leading factors behind the increased need for energy. Additionally, issues related to pollution and climate change are compelling companies and investors alike with respect to how they produce and Read More …

Severe pollution caused in Meghalaya due to illegal mining, says CAG report

The performance audit is a severe indictment of the state mining department’s operations Marble mining in Meghalaya. Photo: Wikimedia Commons “There was serious air, water and environmental pollution caused by illegal, unregulated and indiscriminate mining being carried on in various parts of the state of Meghalaya”. These are not the words from a press release Read More …

Coal ministry to set up sustainable development cell

It will advise on, plan and monitor mitigation measures taken by coal companies to minimise environmental impact of mining A coal mine. Photo: Flickr The Ministry of Coal will set up a sustainable development cell to aid “environmentally sustainable coal mining in the country” and also to address concerns around mine closures, a statement issued by it Read More …

Crushing job: Study points out risks for migrant workers at stone quarries

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj found significant child labour at quarries in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh Migrants working in stone quarries of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh lived in poor conditions, without adequate safety, which increased health risks, according to a study by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Read More …

Our ability to manufacture minerals could transform the gem market, medical industries and even help suck carbon from the air

Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that are not living, such as quartz or haematite. This new mineral was discovered after an examination of the Wedderburn Meteorite, a metallic-looking rock found in Central Victoria back in 1951. Edscottite is made of iron and carbon, and was likely Read More …

Use DMF funds effectively to fight hunger and child nutrition

The money provides enormous scope to scale up intervention and meet national and SDG targets at the time of a slipping hunger index The recently released global hunger index (GHI) 2019 has once again made India confront an uncomfortable reality. At a time when we are aspiring to be a five-trillion dollar economy and touching some Read More …

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