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In Papua New Guinea, artisanal gold miners use mercury to extract gold from the ore. But this exposes the miners, their families, and their communities to mercury poisoning. So far, the government has not launched any public health measures to address the issue. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrw.org/features/png-golds-costly-dividend
Papua New Guinea, an island of gold floating on oil and surrounded by gas. A land that is blessed in abundance BUT. a scar of unfair distribution of wealth and climate injustice is building momentum as Natural resources are extracted with the last 10 years; the greed of a few without considering the welfare and rights of the indigenous resource owners.
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Plans for the world's first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big demand around the world. But some scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough is among those objecting. BBC News science editor David Shukman reports.
Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
The ocean floor is the last great frontier for the resources sector. But what could be the world's first deep sea gold and copper mine is mired in controversy. The battlelines are drawn, one and a half kilometres under the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea. Canadian miner Nautilus Minerals says risks are low but locals say it will pollute the water on which they they rely so heavily. Watch World News Australia 6.30pm nightly and 10.30pm Mon-Fri on SBS ONE.
Experimental seabed mining is soon to be trialed in the country, early as 2019. The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Natural and Physical Sciences, hosted a public lecture that provided critical assessments and evaluation on concerns of experimental seabed mining and challenges impacting sustainable ocean resource management. The world’s first commercial mining in the Bismark Sea has attracted volume of critics with Former Chief Justice, Sir Arnold Amet describing the project as ‘Papua New Guinea- pig experiment’. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
In this session, Margaret Callan, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU, discusses the contribution of mining companies to PNG development. This session is part of the economic policy challenges panel. This lecture is part of the 2013 Pacific and PNG Update. The updates are designed to bring together leading thinkers and policy makers from the Pacific and Papua New Guinea to discuss important topics such as regional trade and integration, employment and labour mobility, and service delivery, resource management and gender-based violence. The 2013 Pacific Update consisted of two days of panel discussions: day one on the Pacific; and day two on Papua New Guinea. The 2013 Pacific and PNG Update is presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy at...
Despite the decline in the commodity prices, the mineral sector in the country has recorded significant progress last year.
Presentation by Highlands Pacific CEO Craig Lennon. ASX-listed Highlands Pacific is one of PNG’s most established and experienced mining exploration companies. In addition to an ongoing exploration program in PNG, it has minority interests in the existing Ramu Nickel mine and the Frieda River project, one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits in the world. Recorded at the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference on 7 September 2017. Further information: http://www.pnginvestmentconference.com
Gold alone found on the sea floor is estimated to be worth $150 trn. But the cost to the planet of extracting it could be severe. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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Raw video of police shooting in Papua New Guinea by American Mining Rights Association President Mr. Shannon Poe on his trip to explore mining opportunities in the country in July and August of 2016. Warning! Graphic language and extreme violence. Not suited for children.
Airline operator, PNG Air will be flying into Cairns, Australia to begin their chartered air services for New Crest Mining. PNG Air is pleased to provide all travel needs including international flights to Cairns for New Crest Mining. The air services will commence on August 14, which is next Monday.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will continue to advocate in protecting people and the environment. And seabed mining is one issue which will come under the microscope of the Assembly of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Oceania, which Papua New Guinea will host.
Papua New Guinea’s revenue has exceeded K7 billion. This data was presented today in Lae by the Mineral Research Authority. According to MRA’s Managing Director, Phillip Sumar, the mining sector is a thriving industry that needs to be protected. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...