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Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.23.2016 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras. Edgard Garrido/Reuters ...

Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Susan Williams, Institute of Commonwealth Studies On August 6 - Hiroshima Day - I participated in a groundbreaking event at the South African Museum ...

Cornwall's Geevor Tin Mine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The PBS series Poldark shows the heyday of Cornwall's tin-mining industry. But in the late 20th century, that industry collapsed. And today, the last ...

The Resource Curse Of Indigenous Peoples

Elisa Peter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.

The Dramatic Cornwall Coast

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished filming a TV show about Cornwall, in the far southwest of England. And when the sun is shining (as it does off and on most days in the...

How This Approach To Mining Is Dividing The West Virginia Coal Industry

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

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Brexit Must Not Undermine Global Progress On Extractive Industry Transparency

Elisa Peter | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

Whatever the future holds for the UK and the EU, the world's poor and marginalized people must not be denied fair shares of the benefits derived from our planet's finite natural resources.

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewar...

Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals

Ben Beachy | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, ...

The Moral Revolution our World Needs

Tobias Roberts | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Tobias Roberts

A couple of weeks ago President Obama visited Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bomb dropped on a human settlement. During his visit, he said t...

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.

The Panama Papers and the Africa Story

Caroline Kende-Robb | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Caroline Kende-Robb

The Panama Papers are not just about famous people who use offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. They have also lifted the veil on a secret world in which tax havens are used to shift billions out of the world's poorest countries in Africa.

Endangered Monarch Butterflies Face Their Greatest Threat High in the Hills of Central Mexico

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Migratory monarch butterflies, which flock to the mountains of central Mexico every winter, are severely endangered because of herbicides, extreme weather and climate change. Now, a Mexican mining company with a terrible environmental record plans to reopen a mine in the heart of a protected monarch reserve.

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

'Green News Report' - April 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal boss convicted in deaths of 29 miners is sentenced to just 1 year in...

Berta Cáceres, the Murdered Honduran Activist, Did Not Die. She Multiplied.

Karen Spring | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Karen Spring

LA ESPERANZA, Honduras -- Berta's assassination sends a chilling message to the Honduran people -- that anyone can be murdered with total impunity. If you can kill Berta, you can kill anyone in Honduras. That scares me. It scares me for what it means for the future of the country, the future of the Lenca people and everyone fighting to defend their territory.

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unite to fight...

Why Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Speech is What We Should We All Should Be Saying Everyday

Christina Laughlin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Christina Laughlin

Of the many messages of the Oscars telecast, Leonardo DiCaprio's was the most important. Why? Because it wasn't a political issue, or a diversity issue. It was a human issue. A planetary issue. And one that's vital for our survival, and the survival of the planet we call home.

Coal and Gas Money Won't Buy Our Vote

Charlie Wood | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Charlie Wood

For too long, the corridors of power in our parliament have been polluted by corporate Australia, not least big coal and gas. For too long, the shadow of the coal and gas industry has loomed large over so many of our politicians' decisions on climate change.

Colonial Legacy of Mining Pioneers Poses a Dilemma for South Africans

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the "Cape of Storms" in 1652. But the noses of the first interlopers into southern Africa were not sharp enough to fore-smell Kimberley's hidden diamonds or the Witwatersrand's entombed gold.

Africa's mining sector holds the key to the region's electrification and economic diversification

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

Sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) energy system is set to expand rapidly to 2040, with urban areas experiencing significantly improved coverage and reliabili...

Africa's Success Story

John Feffer | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

The most impressive person I met in Botswana barely said a word. She was an older woman, small in stature. We were sitting next to each other at a tab...

Rio Tinto Finds the Way in Bristol Bay: Dump the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Canadian exploration company Northern Dynasty Minerals is the only partner remaining in the once formidable Pebble Partnership - the poorly-funded proponent of the reckless scheme to build a massive mine in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery.

Veterans Help Save the Boundary Waters After it Saved Them

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Garett Reppenhagen

To our military veterans, the Boundary Waters is a place where the land and country they fought for provides healing. No one better illustrates this than Erik Packard, an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq.