UNEP urges mining companies to better manage tailings facilities

The United Nations Environmental Programme released a report titled “Mine tailings storage: safety is no accident,” where the organization urges mining companies to put safety first and avoid erecting dams using methods that are known to be high risk. “The United Nations Environment Rapid Response Assessment on mine tailings looks at why existing engineering and[…]

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships. There are many examples of strong and mutually-beneficial trade relationships all throughout history, but one doesn’t have to look far back to[…]

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Canadian gold miners are expected to adopt even more alternative energy this year as the sector continues to focus on paring down costs to remain competitive in a volatile gold price environment, a new report suggests. According to BMI Research, declining ore grades will drive Canadian gold miners costs higher, pushing companies to find fresh[…]

Canada’s Goldcorp to make Borden an all-electric mine

Canada’s Goldcorp (TSX:G) (NYSE:GG) believes the days of diesel fuel use on mine sites are numbered as the world’s-fourth gold producer by output steps up efforts to build its Borden mine, the company’s first fully-electric operation. The Borden underground mine will use an electricity and battery-powered underground fleet, which is expected to eliminate all greenhouse gases associated[…]

Could President Trump pull the US out of NAFTA?

During his campaign for president, President-Elect Donald Trump promised repeatedly to renegotiate NAFTA and impose a 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico and even higher tariffs on imports from other countries. Under current law and absent the passage of new legislation, the president does have legal authority to take the requisite steps to withdraw[…]

Peru, Brazil to emerge Latin America’s new mining gems

Latin America’s mining sector is finally recovering from an economic downturn brought by almost two years of sustained slump in commodity prices. But growth in the region won’t be led by the usual favourites, such as Chile, but by two of the countries that have steadily fallen out of favour with investors as of late[…]