12 Jan '18, 2pm

Indonesia's Aceh extends moratorium on new mining sites

Indonesia's Aceh extends moratorium on new mining sites

The governor of Indonesia’s Aceh province has extended for another six months a moratorium on issuing new mining permits. The government says it will use the extended moratorium period to review and improve the management of the province’s mining sector. The freeze has been in place since 2014, and has been credited by activists with saving hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest in Aceh — home to critically endangered Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants — from being cleared. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — The government of Indonesia’s Aceh province will reject applications for new mineral and coal-mining projects in the region for another half year, in a bid to protect some of Sumatra’s rich rainforests and natural resources. Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf last month signed off the freeze on new mining deals until June this year, after the previous moratorium ende...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/indonesias-aceh-extends...

Tweets

via @Mongabay

via @Mongabay

news.mongabay.com 11 Jan '18, 7pm

But with this hope is tainted by fear. The forests of the Atewa mountains are earmarked for the mining of bauxite, the ore...

Ecuador Announces End to New Oil and Mining Con...

amazonwatch.org 11 Jan '18, 9pm

We're celebrating another major victory for indigenous rights and the environment this week! After nearly 10,000 indigenou...

SITES and LEED: Pilot projects that fostered re...

usgbc.org 12 Jan '18, 3pm

LEED is a global movement, with about 92,000 registered and certified projects across 167 countries and territories, with ...

Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich...

reuters.com 12 Jan '18, 4am

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman t...

Belize imposes offshore oil moratorium to protect reefs

Belize imposes offshore oil moratorium to prote...

news.mongabay.com 15 Jan '18, 10am

Belize stopped the exploration for oil in its waters as of Dec. 29, 2017. Environmentalists and local businesses opposed a...

Behind the Scenes at a Pair of Cell Sites

Behind the Scenes at a Pair of Cell Sites

hackaday.com 11 Jan '18, 6am

Those who fancy themselves as infrastructure nerds find cell sites fascinating. They’re outposts of infrastructure wedged ...

ONLINE MARKETING AND CONTENT WRITER job at Magn...

startupjobs.asia 12 Jan '18, 8am

Magna Digital Lab (MDL) is one of the Mobile Apps Developer base in Indonesia which is subsidiaries of Korindo Group. MDL ...

Check us on Yahoo Finance:

Check us on Yahoo Finance:

finance.yahoo.com 20 Jan '18, 1am

is the first blockchain option in the world, where the value of the coin will be tied to the market price of gold. The tot...

DIGITAL MARKETING AND CONTENT WRITER job at Mag...

startupjobs.asia 12 Jan '18, 9am

Magna Digital Lab (MDL) is one of the Mobile Apps Developer base in Indonesia which is subsidiaries of Korindo Group. MDL ...

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Establishes Branch in Zug, Switzerland

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Establishe...

news.bitcoin.com 12 Jan '18, 2am

For centuries Switzerland was known around the world for its tradition of banking secrecy, but now a new financial industr...

Canadian Entrepreneur Seeks to Recycle Heat Generated by Cryptocurrency Mining

Canadian Entrepreneur Seeks to Recycle Heat Gen...

news.bitcoin.com 13 Jan '18, 9am

Mining 11 hours ago | By Samuel Haig - | 8457 | 4 Canadian Entrepreneur Seeks to Recycle Heat Generated by Cryptocurrency ...