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China catches hundreds of banned crypto miners stealing electricity amid energy crisis

Business Insider 15 Oct 2021
FEDERICO PARRA / Getty Images China found banned crypto miners siphoning electricity from public entities, Bloomberg reported Friday. The miners stole electricity as a coal shortage created an energy crunch in the country. China's crypto crackdown has helped the US become the world's largest bitcoin miner.
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Two Yanomami boys drown in Brazilian river used by illegal gold miners

Reuters 15 Oct 2021
BRASILIA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Two Yanomami children drowned in a river on their reservation where illegal gold miners operate a dredger, an indigenous leader said on Thursday, alleging the boys were sucked into the machine as they bathed ... An estimated 20,000 miners are working ...
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Minister asks illegal sand miners to stop operation or face the law

Ghana News Agency 15 Oct 2021
“I am cautioning illegal sand miners operating on farms at Coaltar, Dokorochiwa, Tomkrom, Abiesikrom, Obowonsu, Yaw Bowie and other communities who allegedly use guns to threaten farmers to stop their illegal operations with ...
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US leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect

Business Ghana 15 Oct 2021
China has since declared all Bitcoin transactions illegal - though that occurred after the period covered by they Cambridge research. Miners earn money by creating new Bitcoins, but the computing power needed to do it consumes large amounts of energy ... You have to almost feel sorry for cryptocurrency miners.
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3 persons arrested for illegal extraction, transportation of minerals in Pulwama

The Wire 15 Oct 2021
Police in south Kashmir’s Pulwama have arrested three persons and seized from them as many vehicles for illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district ... (GNS) ....
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Ghanaians to be updated on 2021 Green Ghana Project by December

Ghana News Agency 15 Oct 2021
He said it was imperative that the Committee took stock of the tree planting exercise and informed Ghanaians about the successes and challenges it encountered in order to improve upon it next year ... The Green Ghana initiative is intended to restore the degraded forest cover caused by the activities of illegal miners ... GNA. .
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Countries in Eastern Europe are Designing Special Electricity Prices for Cryptocurrency Miners

Coin Idol 14 Oct 2021
For this reason, some governments set special prices for miners ... Miners must pay more. Belarus is not the only country worried about electricity fees for miners ... Another proposal concerned the legalization and taxation of miners ... Law enforcers need to keep a watchful eye on the industry to track and bring down illegal miners.
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Unverified number of miners killed in Northern Cape mine collapse

Independent online (SA) 14 Oct 2021
According to reports, between four to 12 illegal miners are believed to have died in the incident ... The DA in the Province said in a statement on Facebook that it was saddened by the deaths of the miners and “it blamed the ANC” for the tragedy.
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Can African countries ride the tidal wave of demand for key minerals?

Business Day 14 Oct 2021
In August, Tshisekedi’s administration announced it would be reviewing existing mining contracts with Chinese firms with the aim of generating additional value from the country’s mineral wealth, while simultaneously looking for ways to curb the illegal movement of minerals.
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Africa must agree that the Chinese are our new colonial masters

Ghana Web 14 Oct 2021
Even though Africa is much underestimated, the continent’s rich mineral resources always attract both developing and developed countries ... In Ghana, a crackdown on illegal miners exploiting the gold industry led to the deportation of thousands of Chinese nationals from the country.
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New York and Texas Are Competing for New Crypto Miners

LB News 14 Oct 2021
There are still many miners having to leave China after the country declared bitcoin illegal. It looks like New York and Texas are now competing as they work to bring many of these miners to their turf ... In addition to New York and Texas, Kentucky and Georgia are also attracting their fair share of new miners.
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Eastern Regional Minister warns against illegal sand winning

Ghana Web 14 Oct 2021
Security in the district and the region is a worry because of the activities of these illegal sand winners and I urge those involved to stop and secure a proper permit from the Minerals Commission.” ... He promised that until the President removes him as the Region’s Minister, he would fight against illegal sand winning and urged all to support him.
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Illegal mining: Cops attacked for crackdown in Ajmer district

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
Police seized 11 tractors, two JCB machines and a dumper from the spot, while the illegal miners ran away ... Later, police detained six people for hindering police action against illegal mining ... On spotting police team, illegal miners started fleeing from the scene.
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Navi Mumbai: Raid at illegal sand mining site in Kharghar

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
The Panvel tehsil office has raided an illegal sand mining site at Taloja creek in Kharghar node, after receiving complaints from citizens and activists about this activity which is also destroying mangroves ... Another Kharghar local said, "This illegal sand mining was taking place for the past several weeks.
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Navi Mumbai: Raid at illegal sand mining site

The Times of India 13 Oct 2021
Raid at illegal sand mining site in Kharghar ... The Panvel tehsil office has raided an illegal sand mining site at Taloja creek in Kharghar node, after receiving complaints from citizens and activists about this activity which is also destroying mangroves ... illegally source the sand.
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