Philippine diocese calls for end to mining on tiny island

Philippines: Clergy put environment chief to the test over eco-system destruction on leyte gulf island.


Mining dust eats into lives at Goa's Sonshi village

India: Iron ore mining has been one of the mainstays of the goan economy, especially in the hinterland.


Protesting residents halt quarrying at Kottamala hills

India: Father thomas ayilakunnel, the vicar of the local church, is in the forefront of the agitation to stop quarrying.


Indonesian Catholics stand up to mining firm

Indonesia: Diocese in flores vows 'massive' protests against chinese mining firm wanting to dig up tourist area.


Indian court demands probe into Goan activist's death

India: Family of bismarque dias claim his 2015 drowning was no accident.


Indonesian islanders win fight against mining firm

Indonesia: Govt revokes license to chinese company after courts side with bangka island residents claim the mine was illegal.


After 16 months in morgue, Goa priest's body to be buried

India: Dias, who was protesting against rampant and reportedly illegal real estate was found dead in november 2015.