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Off-grid containerised water treatment plant

Featured Image:Photo by Henrique Félix on Unsplash. Poor water quality or lack of access to clean water is linked to increased child morbidity, as well as diseases, including trachoma, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease and cancer. The World Health Organisation has estimated that access to clean and safe water and sanitation could reduce the global […]

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Lake Koocanusa needs a new limited selenium level

Featured Image: Lake Koocanusa, BC (Darren Kirby – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0). Last year’s report from the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed what had been suspected for years. The Teck’s coal mining in the Elk River Valley (in British Columbia, Canada) is sending selenium downstream to Lake Koocanusa. Even though the lake is more than a […]

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More Ice Stupas for Ladakh villagers

Featured Image: Ladakh (Trần Trung Toàn Thiện on Unsplash). Ladakh is a cold desert plateau in India where villagers are dealing with water shortages caused by shrinking glaciers, consequently meltwater comes later in the year. Ladakh is situated in India, surrounded by Pakistan and China, close to the Himalayas. The mountains are taller than the plateau […]

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LME Week 2020: Covid-19 and its impact on ESG

Featured Image: London Metal Exchange: LME Week official banner (Photo: LME) With a second lockdown starting in many countries as a result of the Covid-19 world pandemic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns are higher than ever and seem to become an increased focus-point for sectors like the mining industry. The pandemic is likely to […]

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Rio Tinto’s Juukan Caves Disaster – The State of Play

Featured Image: Protesters gathered outside Rio Tinto’s Perth office after the blasting of the Juukan caves. (Photo: SBS Australia) You will hopefully remember that the mongrels at Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO, ASX:RIO, NYSE:RIO) blasted two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters of enormous cultural and technological significance into oblivion earlier this year, when they absolutely did not need […]

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Spanish Government Has Moved to Limit Nuclear Development in October 2020

Featured Image: Proposed bill to reach a carbon neutral economy by 2050. (Photo: magnuscmd.com) The Climate Bill The Spanish government has proposed a bill to reach a carbon neutral economy by 2050 meaning the country will emit the same level of greenhouse gases that its sinks can absorb. The Draft Law on Climate Change and Energy […]

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Spotlight On: Piyali Rudra – ESG Risk Analyst

Featured Image:  Trucks at work in Chile (Photo: BizLatinHub.com) What do I do…? I work on quantification of jurisdiction risk under the broader guise of investment due diligence. I enjoy correlating managerial issues to mathematical challenges. Inchoate areas like ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and J (Jurisdiction, more commonly country or political) risks, not only […]

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