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. 

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Logo for the Future of Mining America conference.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Future of Mining Americas returns to Denver with a focus on digitization, innovation and the future

With over 250 professionals expected to be in attendance, the Future of Mining is a great opportunity for those interested in new ideas, strategies and concepts

A silvery-coloured diamond on a pile of dark, fine rock rubble
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology Newest diamonds for industry

They’re not the sparkling, “put a ring on it” kind, but these diamonds have huge value for all kinds of industries.

by Marie Milner
wind farms in the distance
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment Top wind farms in Canada

These are the top operating wind farms in Canada, each with a capacity of more than 100 megawatts.

by Danielle Cameron
Eagle Graphite group shot of employees.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Kootenay-based technology could expand clean vehicle range

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its quarry in Passmore

A haul truck is being loaded at one of Conuma Coal’s mines near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.
Education, Energy, Mines, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Technology Powering the future

The Coal Association of Canada supports the coal industry through challenges arising from innovation and advances in technology.

by Marie Milner
The stage was set for #DisruptMining in 2018.
Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Meet Goldcorp’s three finalists in #DisruptMining

Meet three finalists in Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining rumble for a $1,000,000 investment.

by Timothy Fowler
A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

A wind turbine against a blue sky is part of Phase 1 of the Cowessess Renewable Energy Storage Facility.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan A renewable triple: Canada’s first large-scale wind-solar-storage combo

Saskatchewan Research Council energizes Phase 2 of the Cowessess Renewable Energy Storage Facility

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Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global Connecting Canada’s energy efficiency sector

Co-authors Pierre Langlois and Geneviève Gauthier wrote Canada’s first comprehensive book on energy efficiency in our country

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Celebrating at last year’s challenge are (L to R): Jacques Yves Guigné, CEO of Acoustic Zoom; David Garofalo, CEO of Goldcorp; and Gary Dinn, vice-president marketing at Acoustic Zoom.
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global #DisruptMining: Goldcorp’s contest is a catalyst for quantum leaps in performance

Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining contest gives great ideas a voice for a big audience.

by Timothy Fowler
XPRIZE Bloomberg press conference earlier this year.
Education, Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global XPRIZE and COSIA partner to solve the carbon challenge

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance has partnered with XPRIZE to inspire innovators to solve the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge.

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Joy Romero, and the work site
Sustainability & environment, Technology Innovating a better future

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) has received $5 million in funding for its innovative in-pit extraction process (IPEP).

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The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Low-carbon future is on the horizon in Alberta

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre officially opens.

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A headshot of Gavin Mudd, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Global Are rare earth elements actually rare?

Gavin Mudd, associate professor of environmental engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, shares his thoughts on rare earth elements.

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John Thompson, Chair of RFG2018.
Energy, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Sustainability for future generations

The Resources for Future Generations Conference (RFG2018) hopes to kickstart a collective effort to address the challenges we face in our future.

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An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

Aerial view of the solar arrays on the curling rink and municipal offices in Hudson's Hope, B.C.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Hudson’s Hope: Another “off-the-grid” first for B.C.

Lighting the future with solar energy: How a small B.C. town is powering change.

by Elizabeth James
The Kearney Mine in Ontario is shown on a sunny fall day.
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Ontario Increasing global demand for graphite

Ontario Graphite CEO Tom Burkett explains the importance of graphite to the global shift towards sustainability

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Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Kootenay West gypsum mine granted an environmental assessment certificate

CertainTeed proposes a 135-hectare open-pit gypsum mine, located approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Canal Flats.

Alexander Palkovsky is holding his award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association.
Sustainability & environment An emerging leader: Alexander Palkovsky

We had the chance to interview an emerging leader in renewables: Alexander Palkovsky with Brookfield Renewable

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