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Responsible Gold Also Means Supporting Livelihoods of Artisanal Miners

OECD | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
OECD

The push for "conflict-free" minerals has created new challenges for mines in eastern Congo, like Mukungwe, to access formal gold markets, mainly because of unreasonably high expectations from the market that go beyond international standards.

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

The Pebble Partnership and the Demeaning of Independence

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Pebble and its Beltway-based CEO announced this week the hiring of two Washington, D.C. consulting firms to "conduct an independent review" of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") work on the proposed mine.

Feingold's Departing Remarks to Foggy Bottom Require an Addendum

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?

A Gold Digger's Guide to the Universe

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

We all love gold, but the best and fastest way to get more of it is by doing what we have been doing for thousands of years. Learn geology, get lucky, and hope for a gold vein!

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

This Valentine's Day: Get Engaged With Congo, Break Up With Conflict Gold

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Emmanuelle Chriqui

With Valentine's Day approaching, you might be thinking about what gift of jewelry you can give that special someone that perfectly expresses your love. Consider, too, how that gift can support peace -- what it represents from mine to maker -- and make Congo's future a part of that decision.

Feds Crack Down on Alaska Mining Co. in Clean Water Act Indictment

Tim Sohn | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Tim Sohn

In a first for extraction-friendly Alaska, the Department of Justice last week announced an indictment against mining company XS Platinum, Inc. (XSP), and five of its officers and employees.

'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

'Green News Report' - November 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record-breaking extreme winter storm breaks Buffalo, NY; It's official...

In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.

Neil Young: Who's Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Climate change and the effect on our environment and our species isn't an abstract concept; it's about the lives of people, real people -- your family, your friends, your neighbors -- and of the collective consequences of our individual actions upon our tiny blue planet.

Mining in Armenia: New Campaign Focuses on Stemming Ecological Damage

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Christopher Atamian

This is the year that global warming and its man-made causes have raced to the top of headlines worldwide, including recently at the United Nations.

Reality TV Cameras Set Remote McCarthy, Alaska on 'Edge'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

A new Discovery Channel reality show set in McCarthy is drawing fire for heavy-handed treatment of the reviving old mining town's dark past and alleged outlaw reputation.

Orange Sludge Spills From Abandoned Arizona Mines

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled fro...

Mining in Ecuador's Intag Valley: An Untold Story of Climate Change

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Ariel Smilowitz

Amid all the fanfare around the pledges to fight climate change and global warming, another environmental issue has failed to reach the masses, one that has had devastating and irrevocable ramifications for rural communities worldwide.

Data Mining: The Consumer Becoming the Consumed

Henk Campher | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Henk Campher

Does it feel like someone is always watching you? Have you noticed the same ads showing up no matter where you go online? And they all try to sell you stuff that has very little to do with your actual interests?

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Facts -- for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine. Last month added some new numbers to this list, and once again none of them was good news for the Pebble Limited Partnership (or its sole partner, Northern Dynasty Minerals).

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bob...

Recent Mining Disasters Underscore Significant Challenges Posed by Huge Open Pit Mining Projects

Frances Causey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Frances Causey

The Mount Polley mining disaster on Aug. 4 in Canada's Cariboo Regional District is being called possibly the worst environmental disaster in British Columbia history.

Fight Continues Over Grand Canyon Mining Ban

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public ...

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Kate Sheppard

Alaskans Sound Off To EPA On Proposed Pebble Mine Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

DILLINGHAM, Alaska -- Most Dillingham residents say they don't have a problem with mines. They just have a problem with a massive mine in their backya...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...