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Copper Mining

A Woman in a Man's World

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

The copper mines of Chile are a man's world. Traditionally, miners have considered women bad luck for operations. But Isabel Galleguillos paid no attention to that. She dared to become the first woman to own a mine in the country.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Moves To Block Massive Alaskan Gold And Copper Mine | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it is beginning a process that could block a massive proposed gold mine in A...

Mining the Abyss

Peter Neill | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

"Resource nationalism" pertains here -- the right of a nation to exchange its resources for return to its population and general social welfare that is sustainable over time. Globalization has stood that idea on its head.

Lucia Graves

Will Hotly Debated Mine Become Alaska's Keystone? | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

Kevin McCambly was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, just downstream from the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mining project that...

The Smell of Freedom in Indonesia

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
American Anthropological Association

Smelling freedom in the shifting winds of history, a multitude of church leaders, politicians, and ordinary citizens are starting to take action in solidarity with this struggle.

The Hidden Costs Of Going Green

Bill Carter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Bill Carter

Going green will drive the open-pit copper mining industry with a new demand for copper components. Going green is best for the planet, but doing so will mean digging enormous holes in the Earth, all of them bleeding toxic metals into watersheds in the name of clean technology.

Judge Sets Trial For Class-Action Suit Over Polluted Nevada Mine

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A trial is still more than a year away, but a federal judge on Monday cleared the way for neighbors of an abandoned, toxic mine in...

China in Zambia: Trouble Down in the Mines

Matt Wells | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Matt Wells

"If someone dies, he can be replaced tomorrow, and if you report the problem, you'll lose your job." This, in the words of a Zambian copper miner, describes the downside of the growing investment of Chinese companies in Africa over the last decade.

JPMorgan's Search For Untapped Afghan Gold

CNN Money | James Bandler | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

To Hannam, chairman of J.P. Morgan Capital Markets, Afghanistan represents a gigantic, untapped opportunity -- one of the last great natural-resource ...

The 'Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of' Is About To Go Public

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BAAR, SWITZERLAND (By Eric Onstad, Laura MacInnis and Quentin Webb) - On Christmas Eve 2008, in the depths of the global financial crisis, Katan...

A Sacred Fire Is Burning at Eagle Rock

Cynthia Pryor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Pryor

Outside Avatar, indigenous communities are waging very real battles to protect sacred sites. And not just in exotic corners of the world, but right here in America, in the Great Lakes.

Chinese Copper Mining In Peru To Displace Town, Mountain | John Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At 15,000 feet (4,600m), Mount Toromocho, 86 miles (138km) from Lima, is comparable to any mountain in Europe. It gets its name from its shape - The ...