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Moranbah lies on the undulating plains west of Mackay, in country first explored by Prussian adventurer Ludwig Leichhardt more than 160 years ago and driven to wealth by coal and ....
The regime of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been accused of profiting from the Marange diamond fields, garnering illicit funds that could be used to bolster his oppressive security forces. Now critics are alleging the government is failing to stop mining-waste pollution that is sickening livestock and local villagers.
Dongria Kondh people pledge to carry on fight to prevent Vedanta Resources from mining bauxite in Niyamgiri hills