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Adani Enterprises could wait up to two years for Carmichael mine approval

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Adani Enterprises might have to wait up to two years to get two environmental approvals to start construction at its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia, a Queensland government official told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Read More

BHP CEO staying around to deal with tailings and transformation

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LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of mining group BHP has no plans to quit and will focus on the “nuclear level of safety” needed to avoid any repeat of the Vale dam collapse in Brazil, as well as on transforming his own company. FILE PHOTO: BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie and Chairman Ken Mackenzie Read More

BHP calls for international body to oversee tailings dams

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FILE PHOTO: BHP Billiton’s chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie poses at the company’s offices in Melbourne, Australia, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) – BHP Group called for the creation of an independent international body to oversee the construction, integrity and operations of tailings dams, which hold mining waste, after the second collapse of Read More

BHP approves Atlantis Phase 3 project

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2/13/2019 Photo: BHP. MELBOURNE, Victoria — The BHP Board has approved $696 million (BHP share) in funding to develop the Atlantis Phase 3 project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This follows sanction by BP, as the operator, of the Atlantis Phase 3 project, announced in January 2019. Atlantis Phase 3 is located in the Read More

‘Julian’s situation is dire’: Roger Waters issues rallying cry for Assange asylum in Australia

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Pink Floyd-founder and political activist Roger Waters has endorsed upcoming political demonstrations in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to take place in March in the latter’s native Australia. Waters, 75, decried Assange’s almost seven-year imprisonment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as “dire” while referring to the publisher as “a national treasure…of immense influence Read More

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be freed 'today'

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, whose arrest in Thailand while on honeymoon sparked a global campaign to secure his release, is to be freed on Monday, a Thai prosecutor has said. Reuters, quoting a witness, said al-Araibi, 25, who lives and plays in Australia, has left the Bangkok jail where he Read More

Asian shares search for direction as U.S.-China trade talks begin

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares barely moved on Monday as investors were unable to shake worries about global growth, U.S. politics and the Sino-U.S. trade war, keeping the safe haven dollar near a six-week top against major currencies. A man sits in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Read More

Australian court bars new coal mine project in landmark win for green lobby

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Developers have lost a court appeal to build a coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley over its potentially “dire” environmental impact in the country’s first legal review of a coal mine project to hear evidence from a climate scientist. FILE PHOTO: A reclaimer places coal in stockpiles at the coal port in Read More

Australian court bars new coal mine development, cites environmental impact

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Developers have lost a court appeal to build a coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley over its potentially “dire” environmental impact, after the country’s first legal review of a coal mine project to hear evidence from a climate scientist. FILE PHOTO: A reclaimer places coal in stockpiles at the coal port in Read More

Australia will easily meet Paris climate accord target: study

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is on track to meet its carbon emissions target under the Paris Climate accord well before 2030, thanks to increasing growth in wind and solar power, a study has found, contradicting a report last month calling for sharper emissions cuts. An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a Read More