IoT can improve environmental monitoring

THE Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically reduce the impact of mining operations on the environment, according to new research from mobile satellite company Inmarsat, which found that environmental monitoring is the number one driver of IoT in the sector.

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Demanding supply problem for nickel

PROJECTIONS of the increasing abundance of EVs, including hybrids, plug-ins and full electric, are wide ranging. Wood Mackenzie’s forecast is for sales of passenger EVs to increase from 2.4 million in 2016 to approximately 14.2 million in 2025. In battery capacity terms, this is the equivalent of an increase from 26 GWh to 215 GWh over the same period.

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Philippines adopts sustainable mining model

THE Chamber of Mines of the Philippines has adopted a sustainable mining model developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). Adoption of Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to the industry to be more responsible in doing business.

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New standard for mining safety

MINING has definitely been made safer over the years, but mines are still among the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year.

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