Published: Mining giant bills itself as eco-friendly?

My reporting from Madagascar last fall has finally been published. Globalpost.com picked up the story of the Rio Tinto mine that claims to be environmentally friendly.

The company has laid out an ambitious — some say impossible — environmental agenda in exchange for the rights to mine strips of coastal land for titanium

The Web site ran one of my photos as well. You can also see my entire gallery here.

Critics of the mine say its attempts at conservation and community development are little more than window dressing to procure mining rights. Indeed, the mine does have a lot of work yet to do, but it does have some NGOs on its side; time will tell, I suppose.

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One Response to “Published: Mining giant bills itself as eco-friendly?”

  1. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » So long, 2010; it’s been nice knowing ya… Says:
    January 1st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    [...] was published several times — one each from Kenya and Madagascar and a few from India. Other stories languished and will likely die. And a couple more were reported [...]

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