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Owner Of 'Illegal' California Gold Mine Surrenders To Face Charges

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who state and local officials say is running a massive illegal gold-mining operation in California's Sierra Nevada s...

Did 'Gold Rush Alaska' Crew Mine Enough To Turn Profitable?

Posted 02.06.2012 | TV

With running costs of $1,000 per day, Fred Hurt and his crew at Porcupine Creek will only start turning a profit once they extract at least 50 ounces ...

Proposed Gold Mine Riles Local People In Peru

GlobalPost | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

President Ollanta Humala's tightrope act was never going to be easy: keeping Peru's economy booming while cracking down on the mining industry'...

Mali: Artisanal Mines Produce Gold With Child Labor

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Hazardous Work, Mercury Poisoning, and Disease (Bamako)– At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and...

Peru Declares Emergency Over Protests

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

LIMA, Peru — Opponents of Peru's biggest mining investment said Monday they felt betrayed by the president's decision to impose a state of emerg...

Peru Official Resigns Amid Mining Protests

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- A key official in Peru's Environment Ministry has resigned as protests persist against a $4.8 billion gold mining project by peasants wh...

Why Interest In Alaskan Gold Mining Has Surged

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Interest in gold mining in Alaska has surged, buoyed by high gold prices and the lure of a landscape that remains relatively unexplo...

Managers Blamed For 2010 Nevada Gold Mine Deaths

AP | By SCOTT SONNER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- Federal safety investigators say two Nevadans were killed in a mining accident partly because someone wedged a broom handle against a re...

FOOL'S GOLD: Illegal Mining Threatens California's Most Famous National Park

| Posted 11.27.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust As state officials spar with illegal gold miners in El Dorado County, env...

Q&A With Lisa Kristine, Photographer of Slaves

Joshua Kors | Posted 10.26.2011 | World
Joshua Kors

2011-08-26-slaves.pngThe most pernicious lie still taught in elementary school is that slavery ended in 1865 with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. Today, 146 years later, slavery is rampant, both in the U.S. and abroad.

WATCH: Maddow Gives Shout-Out To Denver Mining Company

Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver

Rachel Maddow gave a huge shout out to--of all things--a Denver mining company on her show last night. Not for environmentally friendly practices, or...

Faith And Economy

Doug Demeo | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Ultimately, Sunday faith and Monday faith serve the same God in relative peace and harmony, or, we endure the messy societal results of our own discord.

El Salvador Residents Fight To Ban Gold Mining

The Nation | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-fun...

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 ...

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

SEC Charges 6 Men In $300M Ponzi scheme with Colorado ties

Denver Business Journal | Renee McGaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


CAFTA Attack on Green Policy: Did Obama Need More Reasons to Renegotiate Bush's NAFTA-Style Trade Deals?

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Wait, weren't we told that those outrageous NAFTA-style foreign investor special privileges had been fixed in CAFTA? So, what's up with the Obama folks now?

Australia Mining Pit, Visible From Space, Threatens To Swallow Town

GlobalPost | Kathy Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than a century on, the "Golden Mile" is still yielding riches, mainly from the so-called Super Pit, an enormous open-cut mine created from scores...

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

The World's Most Hated Blogger

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Two years ago, it's fair to say, Casey Serin hit bottom. A bottom lower than most of us could go -- a bottom that would make most of us nauseous and curl into fetal position, whimpering.

Supreme Court OKs Dumping Mining Waste In Lakes

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A mining company was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court on Monday to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby 23-acr...

Justice Scalia Needs to Find Nemo

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Kendall

Where you stand often determines where you sit. If that maxim holds true, the Supreme Court is likely to divide sharply along ideological lines in th...