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Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas

May. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and have repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas. ...

Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media

May. 07, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline for generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his. Instead,...

US says superyacht owned by Russian oligarch seized in Fiji

May. 05, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A superyacht that American authorities say is owned by a Russian oligarch previously sanctioned for alleged money laundering has been seized by law enforcement in Fiji, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. A judge in Fiji earlier in the week permitted...

Brazil's Senate to investigate after alleged Yanomami rape

May. 03, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Senate’s Human Rights Committee is sending a team to Yanomami indigenous territory after reports that a 12-year-old Indigenous girl was sexually violated and murdered. In a post to his Twitter account Tuesday, Sen. Humberto Costa, who leads the...

Mining company seeks permit in Marathon County

May. 02, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A mining company wants permission to explore for gold and other minerals in Marathon County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Green Light Metals submitted an exploratory drilling application to the county on Thursday. The company wants to...

Landslide kills 12 women at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Apr. 29, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers retrieved a dozen bodies of women buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Friday. About 14 women were looking for gold grains Thursday in a pit...

Brazil sends help after Indigenous report illegal miners

Apr. 15, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) — Brazilian authorities said Friday they are sending reinforcements to protect an Indigenous group's territory in the Amazon that was recently invaded by illegal miners. The Ministry of Justice said the operation to protect the Xipaya Indigenous Land, located...

18 dead in overloaded truck crash in Indonesia's West Papua

Apr. 13, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded truck carrying 29 people hit a hillside and overturned near an illegal gold mine in Indonesia’s West Papua province on Wednesday, killing 18 people and leaving others injured, police said. The truck, crammed with miners and their families,...

Groups seek to stop gold mine exploratory drilling in Idaho

Apr. 05, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups are renewing efforts to stop exploratory drilling by a Canadian mining company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho Conservation League and Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in documents filed in...

Canadian company moves ahead on exploratory drilling in WI

Mar. 21, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Armed with an exploratory license, a Canadian mining company appears to be moving ahead with plans to drill for possible gold and copper in north-central Wisconsin. GreenLight Metals, of Toronto, has also filed technical reports with Canadian authorities that...