Sustainability & Environment

Over the years, mining and exploration companies have been highly criticized for their destruction of the environment and unsustainable practices. But these days, companies are winning awards for operating within stricter regulations that mean a lower carbon footprint—and are taking pride in successful reclamation projects that help support their social licence to operate. 

Recent Sustainability & Environment articles

A head shot of Rodger McLean, the new chair of MSABC
Education, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Mining suppliers adopt a green future

Rodger McLean, chair of the MSABC, talks about membership benefits and updating mandates to prioritize environmental responsibility.

by Jillian Clark
Three wind turbines are located on flat land near an irrigated field with mountains in the background.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global New winds are blowing: Canada’s energy shifts to renewable resources

According to the National Energy Board, Canada ranks higher than other developed countries in regards to its energy derived from renewable resources

by Jillian Clark
The Kemess Underground Project in B.C.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Kemess Underground Project granted environmental assessment approval

Kemess Underground is the third project to be granted a certificate following a substituted environmental assessment.

Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

by Jillian Clark
Valemount Marina
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Geothermal sustainability closer than ever in British Columbia

The forestry town of Valemount has been slowly re-inventing itself for a sustainable future with their plans to become Canada’s first geothermal village.

by Jillian Clark
Brendan Seale is Ikea Canada's Sustainability Leader.
Sustainability & environment Inspiring a sustainable future

Brendan Seale inspires a sustainable future through his work as Sustainability Leader at Ikea Group.

by Jillian Clark
Jonathan Buchanan, director, Information and Public Affairs for the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Thompson Creek Metals wins mine reclamation award

The award was presented at the 40th Annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium of the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation.

by Peter Caulfield
A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

The newly completed Smelter Recycle building at Teck's Trail operation.
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck Trail operations completes $35 million investment to improve community air quality

Teck Trail Operations has completed construction on the Smelter Recycle Building, a $35-million investment that will reduce fugitive dust emissions by up to 25%

Hon. Kirsty Duncan.
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, Global 13 research projects deploy genomics to address challenges in Canada’s natural resources

$110 million investment in projects look to mitigate the effects of climate change on forestry and fisheries, protect the Arctic, and support wildlife.

Robin Campbell, President of the Coal Association of Canada.
Mining Insider, Energy, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Coal Association of Canada “disappointed” with federal coal phase-out announcement

CAC is disappointed in the federal government's announcement to accelerate the phase out all traditional coal-fired generation by 2030.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester.
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, Global Senator Jon Tester urges US Government to address coal mining pollution concerns of Lake Koocanusa

Teck responds with letter outlining the efforts the company is making in regards to environmental pollution.

This aerial shot of Nelson Hydro's Bonnington generating station shows the clearcut where the solar garden has been built.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia A successful sunny garden

Nelson, B.C., grew a solar garden in a year and a half with the help of its citizens

by Virginia Rasch
FilterBoxx's wastewater treatment plants use membrane bioreactor technology to meet environmental standards of water discharge at the mine site.
Sustainability & environment Innovative technology takes on glacier climate and wins

FilterBoxx’s MBR wastewater treatment plants and sludge dewatering technology withstand climate of a mine site located on Knipple Glacier in British Columbia.

by Jillian Clark
Mountain range in Alaska
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia B.C. and Alaska strengthen commitment to protect shared environment

Implementation of the SoC will be overseen by a bilateral working group

by Keith Powell
Province and FVRD
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Province and FVRD set foundation for commercial gravel operations

Bennett and FVRD chair Sharon Gaetz today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pertaining to the FVRD’s new commercial gravel operations bylaw.

by Keith Powell
Picture of wind farm towers with beautiful sunset in background.
Sustainability & environment, Global Carbon pricing is pushing mines to look at renewables

Carbon pricing is pushing mining leaders to consider renewable energy options as a way of further reducing GHG emissions and stabilizing energy costs.

Stephen Foley
Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan The green way to extract gold

Their goal is to tackle the problems of recycling electronic waste and create an eco-friendly system that is applicable to large gold mining operations.

by Jillian Clark
The Raglan Mine
Sustainability & environment, Quebec Glencore goes two for two in the 2016 TSM Excellence Awards

Glencore’s Raglan Mine and Kidd Operations were both recognized with 2016 TSM Excellence Awards at the CIM Awards Gala in Vancouver.

by Mason Buettner
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