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2015 Annual Report

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Our Roles

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Bird’s Eye View of the Samarco Mine Disaster

Posted on: June 17, 2016

On November 5, 2015, a mine-waste dam collapsed at an enormous iron mine in southeastern Brazil. The wave of toxic waste was at least twice…


Posted on: June 9, 2016


Posted on: June 9, 2016

From the Bird’s Foot to the Dogsleg: 2015 in Review

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Our most recent trip around the sun was filled with growth and major (positive!) impact for the environment, so we're inviting you to share in…

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Tailings Dam Failures at Metal Mines Around the World

Posted on: December 24, 2015

Catastrophic mine spills have been in the news frequently enough that we are devoting a few articles to cover some of the problems plaguing existing…

Rising Waste Levels Observed at Samarco Prior to Disaster

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Satellite imagery collected in the months leading up to the catastrophic Samarco mine disaster on November 5 in Minas Gerais, Brazil reveal a substantial increase…

Threat Remains for Communities Downstream of Samarco Iron Mine

Posted on: November 20, 2015

As we reported last week, a catastrophic dam failure at the Samarco iron mine in southern Brazil killed 11 and left 12 missing, buried the…

[Updated] Satellites Reveal Extent of Samarco Mine Disaster in Brazil

Posted on: November 14, 2015

[Updated on Nov. 16 with additional satellite images] On Thursday, Nov. 5 in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, two mine waste impoundments at the…