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Minerals

Is It Time To Stop Taking A Multivitamin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A multivitamin is very, very unlikely to kill anyone. If there is risk attached to the use of such supplements, it is very small. But there may be some risk -- and there is no reliable indication of benefit.

Dietary Supplements: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

AARP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

Older adults who take dietary supplements to boost their intake of minerals need to be careful they don’t get too much of a good thing. As report...

Meteor Shower Rained Gold On Ancient Earth

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.10.2011 | Technology

Some 3.9 billion years ago a massive meteor shower of glittering gold and platinum fell on earth, says a new study published in the Nature Journal by ...

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Today's Bounty, Tomorrow's Promise: Better Policies to Manage Natural Resources

Leslie Lipschitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leslie Lipschitz

It's one of the perennial questions in economic policy-making: How do we best manage the economic and social challenges that stem from resource wealth?

China's Rare Earth Bravado

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

China cannot really be blamed for wanting to protect its interests.

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

PHOTOS: Black Opals, Painite, Lithium and 6 More Of The Most Valuable Minerals In The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From rubies to painite, coltan to diamonds, nature produces incredible minerals. Whether they are made into dazzling baubles or used in rechargeable b...

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

Why News of Mineral Deposits in Afghanistan Is Neither New Nor GOOD

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

The minerals are worthless unless you can actually get private companies to come in here and mine them. And with the security situation what it is that is not likely to happen any time soon.

Fresh Talking Point: Poor Afghanistan, They're Rich!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

The Afghan minerals report isn't some everyday propaganda trying pitifully to sell a trillion dollar debt-war to a nation of unemployed. This is a very specific talking point explicitly targeting the foreign policy community

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.

Activists Put Congo's Conflict Minerals on the Map

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

We've all heard of Conflict Diamonds by now. But a troubling, less visible crisis haunts objects we use everyday. Here is everything you need to know about the next big issue: Conflict Minerals.

Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten: The New Blood Diamonds

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Rebel groups are funded by profits from mining activities, and by unwitting American consumers who purchase electronics using minerals sourced from mines in eastern DRC.

Dead Sea Sinkholes Swallow Anything In Their Way

FoxNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FoxNews The Dead Sea is the lowest spot of land on the planet, where the Bible says God rained fire and brimstone down on the misbehaving residents o...

Congo Rapes, Violence Linked To UK Companies: Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Murders, rapes and major internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been linked to a number of multinational companies in a report...

Many "Natural" Supplements Are Contaminated

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Lead in ginkgo pills. Arsenic in herbals. Bugs in a baby's colic and teething syrup. Toxic metals and parasites are part of nature, and all of these h...

The Real Price Of Gadget Addictions: Mining In Congo

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II, remains mired in violence in significant part because of the...

Want Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Tell Them to Eat Their Barack-O-lli and It Just Might Work!

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Console yourself that you're amongst the millions of other parents who can't get their kids to eat vegetables. I haven't heard of one case of scurvy reported lately, have you?

Running To Catch Up: Health in Our Times

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

At a holiday party a friend told me he's now working three times harder for half the pay. Welcome to 2009. People need affordable health insurance. But more desperately, they need good health.