Industrial emissions have blown across Mount Isa for decades.
Mark P. Taylor
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
Prevailing commentary that the future of the Australian coal sector is secure ignores some key trends.
Only a few coal producers are undertaking risk assessments about the danger of coal assets becoming "stranded", or unviable.
Excavators and drillers at work in a copper and cobalt mine near Lubumbashi. Mineral resources are a big part of the DRC’s economy.
The fall in commodity prices has hit the DRC hard. This is a lesson to resources-dependent countries in Africa that they need to diversify their economies.
Glencore is likely to face some tough questions from analysts at its next market update.
Did one negative analyst note on mining giant Glencore really wipe billions off the markets?