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What Free Trade Has Done to Central America FPIF

In Costa Rica after a long campaign of awareness and national mobilization the legislature voted unanimously in 2010 to prohibit open-pit mining and ban the use of cyanide and mercury in mining

EcoAmericas Latin American environmental news coverage

Healing the scars of mining tree by tree Land once ravaged by gold mining is contoured and planted with acacia trees as a first step toward forest restoration

Do You Live in a Chemical Disaster Danger Zone Earth

A new online map shows that 124 million Americans live work and play under constant threat from chemical facilities — which at any time could release toxic gas or explode The map released by the Environmental Justice Health Alliance Coming Clean and the Campaign for Healthier Solutions

Costa Rica Gold Prospecting The Wealthy Adventurer s

Mining of gold has been banned in countries such as Costa Rica in recent years along with restrictions and laws governing other gold mining projects in various areas of the world citizens of Costa Rica realized the natural habitats to multitudes of flora and fauna were in jeopardy

Cracks in Costa Rica s Green Image Inter Press Service

SAN JOSÉ Nov 18 2010 IPS For many Costa Rica embodies the notion of a country committed to taking care of its natural environment But Costa Rican activists beg to differ and have a list of the actions that contradict the country's green for-export image Open-pit mining pollution

Met-Pro Environmental Air Solutions Mining Technology

Met-Pro Environmental Air Solutions a company that brings together the internationally recognised product recovery and air pollution control technologies of Bio-Reaction® Duall Flex-Kleen® and Met-Pro® Systems has released a free white paper on Duall dry scrubbers on Mining Technology

Heavy Metals — Caribbean Environment Programme

Sources of heavy metals include mining industrial production foundries smelters oil refineries petrochemical plants pesticide production chemical industry untreated sewage sludge and diffuse sources such as metal piping traffic and combustion by-products from coal-burning power stations

Globalization and Culture Change English-language news

Costa Rica has its roots as an exporter of coffee bananas pineapple and palm oil However as costs increase global firms look elsewhere for cheap resources A good example is the closure of the open pit gold mining project in Las Crucitas which folded due to political pressure

Bellavista Miramar Costa Rica EJAtlas

Bellavista Miramar Costa Rica Description En la provincia de Puntarenas en las afueras de la ciudad de Miramar se ubica la mina de oro a cielo abierto Bellavista

First Take The Mining Boom in Latin America ReVista

Even though it makes sense to compensate producing areas for the negative effects of mining pollution congestion etc in some countries the fiscal resources received by subnational governments far outweigh these costs generating very large inequalities with respect to other poor non-producing regions

Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues An

Aboriginals Oppose Gold Mining in New South Wales Bangladesh Gas Well Explosion The Innu Battle a Sulfide Mine Water Pollution Afflicts the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree Costa Rica Several Indigenous Peoples Resist Central America s Largest Dam Bauxite Mining and an Aluminum Smelter

A Week After Toxic River Spill in Colorado Environmental

The Gold King Mine is one of thousands of mines that drove the local economy until the early-20th century All are now closed Some are now tourist attractions

Waste Costa Rica s Environment

Historically speaking the main method of waste disposal in Costa Rica was when the farmers simply burned or buried their own trash 1 Magee Devon Improper Waste Disposal is Vexing the Nation Canadian gold mine plan stirs anger in Central America Rabble ca 18 Aug 2010 Web 13 Mar 2014

Costa Rica Bans Open-Pit Mining Earthjustice

San Jose Costa Rica — The government of Costa Rica has taken a major step in protecting its natural environment by placing a ban on new open pit mining

Marine mining Underwater gold rush sparks fears of ocean

Mining the ocean floor of the central Pacific on a commercial scale is five years away but the beginnings of an underwater gold rush are under way The number of companies seeking to mine beneath

Illegal Gold Mining in Peru COHA

Peru a major gold producer and exporter is currently experiencing a surge in illegal gold mining Most of the mining activities take place in the eastern province of Madre de Dios but miners have also begun to establish their presence in the high Andean mountains

National Inventory of Mercury Release into Different

Chemistry Atmospheric Laboratory Department of Chemistry National University of Costa Rica Heredia Costa Rica 2 National Institute of Environmental and Energy MINAET San José Costa Rica

Peru Environmental Issues & Resource Extraction

Peru's environmental issues stem from the over-extraction and pollution of natural resources Problematic industries include mining oil and natural gas production and illegal logging

Costa Rica s President It s Not Easy Staying Green sand washing machine

COSTA RICA Mines and Communities

Costa Rica outlawed all new open-pit mining in 2002 but the Bellavista mine was given a permit prior to the ban It is the only operating large open-pit mine in this ecotourism-dependent country High metals prices are driving a gold mining rush in other parts of Latin America

GAR Article Gold miner makes payment in Mali tax dispute

Months after a partly favourable ICSID award in a tax dispute with Mali a Jersey-based gold mining company has made an advance payment of further outstanding taxes it disputes owing the state in the hope of achieving a settlement

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