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Cyanide: gold mining’s devastating killer

Publication | August 30, 2006 at 19:17

Cyanide is highly toxic Cyanide is one of the most toxic chemical substances on Earth. Cyanide is toxic to most aquatic life and humans, even at low concentrations. Its use in gold mining is controversial. The extreme toxicity of cyanide...

Acid Mine Drainage: devastating to aquatic life

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 12:57

Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu are highly toxic to the aquatic environment. The extreme acidity is toxic to most aquatic life and even after neutralisation the...

Lafayette causes pollution during 30-day trial run

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 12:55

In April 2005, Lafayette started mining gold, silver, copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island. The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting...

DENR Assessment of the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

The exploitation of a country’s mineral resources can only be justified if it does not irreparably damage the environment and if it benefits the community and the nation as a whole. This is beyond all argument. The mine tailings spills that...

Findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission on the Mining Operations...

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

This is the comprehensive fact-finding report of the Rapu-Rapu Fact- Finding Commission submitted to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Mineral Policy Institute Rapu-Rapu Backgrounder

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

The Rapu Rapu Mining Project, majority owned and operated by Australian mining company, Lafayette has been mired in controversy since its conception, and opposed by a variety of local and national actors in the Philippines. This paper...

The Plastics Pollution of Manila Bay

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:55

The beauty of Manila Bay is recounted in songs,poems,and stories of old. Historic battles have been fought and won in this body of water and its waters once teemed with fish and other marine life.

Mining in Rapu Rapu: A Countdown to Disaster

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:48

In the Philippines,Bicol’s immensely beautiful marine environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat: toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay Province. Local and national groups who...

The community-managed Marine Reserve of Apo Island

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 10:46

Unlike many of the marine protected areas in the Philippines, Apo Island is more than just a paper park.Studies have demonstrated the benefits of the reserve for conservation and for local community livelihood. Apo Island has also become a...

Crisis or Opportunity: Climate Change & Thailand

Publication | July 19, 2006 at 14:59

Climate change, global warming and the greenhouse effect refer to the same global environmental problem. It will have significant impacts on every nation on the planet. Increasing climate-related catastrophes such as drought, floods, storm surges...

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