The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities.
The world’s most productive mine has closed, so your next piece of inexpensive jewelry probably will feature a lab-grown gem.
Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.
The mining giant’s chief executive was among those pushed out after shareholders revolted over the destruction of ancient Indigenous sites in Western Australia.
Just weeks after another company was criticized for razing ancient caves in the Pilbara desert, BHP said it would expand an iron ore mine on land that contains rock shelters some 15,000 years old.