Canadian Mining Journal


Environment


  • DIESEL EMISSIONS: Onboard monitoring coming to underground engines

    January 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, ON – CEMI (Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation) has partnered with Pattern Discovery Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) to support work on the first onboard diesel emissions monitoring system for underground mining equipment. The SenzLogic 2.0 is

  • COAL: No pollution relief when coal power plants were shuttered in Ontario

    January 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – The latest study from the Fraser Institute says that closing Ontario’s coal-fired power plants had very little effect on reducing air pollution and, instead, help boost energy costs through the roof. The think-tank calls for policymakers across the

  • Commentary: Powering Iamgold’s Essakane mine in Burkina Faso with solar

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) operates in extremely remote regions of the world, and with mining a highly power intensive business, energy is not something we take for granted. Our Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso is located in an extremely remote area

  • COPPER-GOLD: Northern Dynasty raises $35M to defend Pebble project

    January 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALASKA – Vancouver’s Northern Dynasty Minerals, owner of the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project, is raising up to US$37.44 million to proceed with environmental studies and community outreach at the project. The company first offered 17.60 million common shares at US$1.85 per

  • UBC, Terra CO2 team up for US$7.5M tailings research prize

    January 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Lee Groat, a mineralogist and professor from the University of British Columbia, may have just cracked one of mining’s biggest environmental problems — acid rock drainage (ARD) — thanks to initial research funding from Yukon-explorer Strategic Metals (TSXV: SMD). Groat

  • SILVER: ICMI extends cyanide code to cover silver producers

    January 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has expanded the international cyanide code for the manufacture, transport and use of cyanide in the production of gold to cover primary silver mines as well. The ICMI originally announced its

  • Could microbes hold the key to more environmentally friendly mines?

    January 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Bioremediation became a buzzword for the Canadian mining industry in the ’70s and ’80s. Today, researchers at the University of Toronto’s Lassonde Institute of Mining are laying the foundations for the next generation of biological strategies to treat mining wastewater.

  • Mexico denies permit for Argonaut Gold’s San Antonio project

    December 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Mexican Environmental Authority has given Argonaut Gold (TSX: AR) a lump of coal for Christmas. The regulatory body known as SEMARNAT has denied the mining company the EIA (Manifiesto de Impacto Ambiental [MIA]) for its San Antonio project in Baja California

  • GOLD: Island Gold mine receives permits for 1,100 t/d

    December 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Richmont Mines of Toronto says it has received all the approvals to its amended air and wastewater certificates allowing the Island gold mine to increase production to 1,100 t/d as outlined by the preliminary economic assessment completed in

  • ASBESTOS: Canadian ban to take effect 2018

    December 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Canadian government is set to ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos by 2018. The ban will be implemented under terms of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The government promises to use science-based decision making

  • PROJECT REVIEW: First Nation offers video on how to collaborate with the resource industry

    December 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KAMLOOPS, BC – As Canada is getting set to celebrate their 150 years of existence, the relationship with indigenous people is in a considerable state of flux. One such area where needed change is taking place is in the area

  • COAL: New Brunswick to phase out coal

    December 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government announced Wednesday that it will phase out burning coal to generate electricity as part of a new climate change plan. Premier Brian Gallant said the province must do its part to combat global