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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.

#SouMinasGerais: The Arts Benefit Mining Tragedy Victims in Brazil

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Stephen Grant

Singer Mariana Aydar at the#SouMinasGerais charity event. Photo by Stephen J. Grant. Artists in Brazil are taking action to raise funds for recovery ...

Mining the Red Planet

Antoine Heuty | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Antoine Heuty

As concerns remain regarding the collapse of two further mining dams in Brazil, moving beyond "polluters pay" resolutions to more proactive, scalable, and cost-effective preventive mechanisms becomes fundamental for Latin America's extractive sector.

Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin Join Fight To Prevent Mining Of Sacred Native American Lands

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would repeal a controversial measure giving s...

The Myth of Space Mining

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.30.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

If we are ever going to make space travel happen, we need to have a far more realistic economic reason for embarking on such an undertaking, and 100-year-old memes are not a very good place to start the discussion.

Ghosts in the House

K. Ford K. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
K. Ford K.

Our family home was for sale. The proud Victorian house with its gingerbread and fancy, eye-shaped windows was built high up on the mountainside and looked down over the mining town in the valley below. As I drove up the gravel road, I knew that this was to be my last visit.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...