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    Asbestos subsidies: Canadian taxpayers should not be required to subsidize uneconomic activities

    Op-Ed by Alana Wilson,Senior Research Analyst with the Global Centre for Mining Studies at the Fraser Institute.

    Can Zinc shorten the length of the common cold?
    The use of zinc to treat the common cold has been researched since the early 1980s when its beneficial effects were first observed. However, research trials to date have had mixed results.
    Mining Innovation: 100 Innovations highlighted in a new book
    Humans have mined minerals since the beginning of our civilization. While such a long history may imply old and outdated methods, a new book by Minalliance on 100 innovations in the mining industry quickly dispels this idea.
    BC coal faces growing demand abroad and opposition at home

    India’s demand for British Columbia’s metallurgical coal is growing, as reported in an article by Gordon Hoekstra in the Vancouver Sun. Metallurgical coal is used in steelmaking and the Indian government forecasts that it will need twice as much of this coal by 2017.

    Will China’s Environmental Transition Hurt Coal Mining?

    In the environmental economic literature, there’s a well-understood model that explains environmental degradation and remediation in terms of a country’s development.

    Coal Crashing in Kentucky

    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Kris Maher and Tom McGinty reveal the economic devastation landing in the U.S. Appalachians as a result of economic and regulatory shifts in coal mining: Unprecedented pressures on the U.S. coal industry and nearly two years of mine closures and layoffs are reshaping the heart of the Central Appalachian coalfields in ways that many experts believe could be permanent.

    Neil Young’s elitist views would increase poverty

    In the 20th century, much of the divide in politics and policy was over how best to create jobs, incomes and keep people from starving. In other words, how to create opportunity as part of the good life.

    Canadian Miner Prepared to Lose $1.5 Billion Investment
    After 15 years, 7 different CEOs and $US1.5 billion worth of investment, the Canadian-listed Gabriel Resources (TSX: GBU), may be preparing to cut its losses. In a statement released this week, the company reiterated that it will seek international arbitration should an amicable agreement on the Rosia Montana project not be met in the near future. Romania’s lower house rejected the latest mining proposal in September 2013 and discussions have been stagnant ever since.
    Does mining use mercury?
    Mercury was once used throughout the world in gold processing. This process has since been replaced by more efficient and less environmentally damaging techniques.
    What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    Corporate Social Responsibility refers to voluntary actions undertaken by mining companies to improve local living conditions and reduce environmental impacts.
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