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ISIS Plants Mines In Part Of Ancient Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

BEIRUT, June 21 (Reuters) - Islamic State has planted mines and bombs in the ancient part of the central Syrian city of Palmyra, home to Roman-era rui...

Hoshiyar Ali, Who Has Lost Both His Legs, Is Still Defusing Mines In Northern Iraq

Hans-Joachim Löwer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Hans-Joachim Löwer

"As long as I still have my hands, I will not stop this work," he says, "not even for a moment."

What Does 83 Mean to You?

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg We're turning mines to vines that truly build roots of peace by making farmland usable again.

The Figs of Melos

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

During my July 2013 travels in Greece, I spent a few days in Melos, an island with the largest harbor in the Aegean. I stayed in a house with severa...

Would You Take Your Kids to Las Vegas?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Vegas may not be considered the most family-friendly destination, but if you get creative, you can make sure the little ones end up with an unforgettable trip. And we don't mean that in a Hangover kind of way.

19 Miners Rescued After Being Trapped Underground By Quake

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Nineteen miners trapped nearly a kilometer (half a mile) below ground by a cave-in at a copper mine in southern Poland were freed ea...

Healing and Rehabilitation in Laos

Noam Schimmel | Posted 08.31.2012 | World
Noam Schimmel

The suffering, disability, and poverty that results from Laotian civilians being maimed by U.S. ordinance is massive and no amount of aid can bring back the individuals killed by these bombs, nor the quality of life for individuals who are now injured.

Resources Needed for Arms Clearance in Libya

Max Dyck | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Max Dyck

There is no better way to support a peaceful and stable future for a democratic Libyan state than to help them in coming to grips with their turbulent past by promoting a safe and secure environment in which to do so.

Hungry People In A Deadly Land

Jean-François Lepetit | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jean-François Lepetit

We are painfully aware of one cruel, ironic fact of the Sahel food crisis: many acres of fertile fields are littered with landmines and explosive remnants of war, rendering them too dangerous for seeding.

Dominican Republic Bets On Gold To Boost Economy

AP | BEN FOX and EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One of the world's largest gold mining operations is about to open in the Dominican Republic, where the industry ...

Inside The Mines Of Potosi, Bolivia

Linda Xiao | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Linda Xiao

In order to survive, one must make certain sacrifices to appease Tío, the devil-like figure that the miners idolize.

Xstrata: fusion de 90 milliards $

PC | The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home

LONDRES - La compagnie minière Xstrata et le négociant de produits de base Glencore International ont convenu d'une fusion de 90 milliards $ qui cr...

Federal Official: 'We've Got To Stay Focused On Mine Safety'

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — If there's one lasting cultural change Mine Safety and Health Administration Director Joe Main wants to make in both the fe...

Watch: Gold Mines Unearth Worms From Hell

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News


Chile Miners KILLED Weeks After Mine Rescue

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just two weeks after a dramatic rescue of 33 miners in Chile, two miners have been killed in the same region, reports the AP. Said Mariano Garrido of ...

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Unsafe Mines Will Be Closed, Top Regulator Tells Senate Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety, the nation's top...

The F Word: Coal Company Shopping Spree

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Until we see some serious structural changes in the coal industry, it is going to continue doing what it has been doing: trading death for profit.

The West Virginia Mining Disaster and the Financial Crisis Have the Same Root Cause

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Justice -- of sorts -- was finally delivered as Donald Blankenship, the former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the Upper Branch Mine in West Virginia, where 29 workers died in April 2010. Here's a blog I wrote about it a few months after the disaster.

Rand Paul: Simply Bizarre On Mine Deaths

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Freeman Brown

For Rand Paul to be apparently ignorant of a Kentucky mine operator's violations while calling miners' preventable deaths "accidental" is shameful.

UN Ratifies Ban On Cluster Bombs: US Still Has Not Signed

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday that the international convention banning cluster bombs has received the 30 rat...

Marines Push New Vehicles 'The Breachers' Against Taliban Lines

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SISTANI, Afghanistan — In comes "The Joker." That's the nickname given by the crew to one of the 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long Assault Breach...

China: Mentally Ill People Murdered, Used In Extortion Of Mine Owners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Police have arrested nine people in southwest China suspected of trafficking mentally ill people to be murdered in mines across the co...

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Obama Administration Needs to Take a Stand on Cluster Bombs

Donald Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donald Steinberg

Cluster munitions are particularly evil weapons. On falling to the ground, these bombs and shells separate into dozens of small bomblets, exploding on the enemy and civilians.