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Interesting Facts on Electronics Recycling and Sustainability

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Electronics recyclers provide comprehensive recycling operations. Some of the commodities that can be extracted from electronic equipment are used as valuable raw material in the manufacture of new products.

125 Million Threatened by Global Pollution

Ben Barber | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Ben Barber

As developing countries from Peru to China become industrialized, millions of tons of toxic pollution are being spread around by batteries, factories and mines -- placing at least 125 million people at risk of death or disease.

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Touring Colorado's Abandoned Mines | Paul Brady | Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

Things are different above 10,000 feet. Visitors to Leadville, Colorado learn that lesson quickly, huffing and puffing while climbing a single flig...

Could We Be About to See a Miners Spring?

Patrick Kane | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Patrick Kane

What really worries the corporations and the global financial markets is the prospect of the growing militancy of South African miners not only spreading to other sectors of the economy but also spreading to other countries.

Anglo American, It's Time to Dump Pebble Mine

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Pebble Mine is a risk that Anglo American can no longer afford to take. If Anglo American is looking to cut expenses, this is the perfect project to drop. Because local opposition -- and the risks associated with it -- are only increasing.

World's Richest Woman In ANOTHER Court Battle

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

* Rinehart sued by late father's partner Wright Prospecting * Wright seeking half Rinehart's stake in lucrative iron ore tenements ...

Mourning Keeper of the Mountains Larry Gibson, and the Appalachians He Defended

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

His message was simple and to the point: Love them or leave them, just don't destroy them.

World's Richest Woman: Australia Is Too Expensive, Africans Will 'Work For Less Than $2 Per Day'

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business

SYDNEY, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Asia's richest woman, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, warned on Wednesday that Australia was becoming too expensive for min...

No Surprises in Pebble's 'Expert' Testimony Against EPA

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA should move forward promptly, upon completion of the peer-review process, to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, its communities, and the irreplaceable wild salmon fishery that sustains them.

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Creating Conflict-Free Companies for the 21st Century

Jeffrey Wright | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Wright

Ending the conflict minerals trade in eastern Congo and replacing it with a legitimate mining sector is an achievable goal. But it can't be accomplished by local communities, governments and advocacy groups alone.

They Go to Die

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Mr. and Mrs. Mkoko are one of four families in the film They Go to Die -- Mr. Mkoko, who was present at the screening, is the only one of four miners who has survived the hardships resulting from his time in the mines.

I've Got Friends in High Places

Betty Londergan | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

When you're in the Highlands of Peru, it's easy to fall head over heels for the alpaca, while paying precious little attention to its camelid cousin.

Acting Against Their Own Interests: Appalachian Coal Miners

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Ian Reifowitz

The coal industry essentially has its employees between a rock and a hard place. They say they are operating on behalf of the employees' interests, that they want to protect their jobs. In reality, they want to protect their bottom line.

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 ...

GOP Senate Candidate Touts Foreign Lobbying Background

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat is touting his background as a lobbyist for Namibian companies with ties to Iran in a Faceb...

People to Power: From the Cumbre de los Pueblos to the G20

Michael Switow | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Michael Switow

At first glance, working conditions in Mexican factories, mining projects and even drought may seem like local issues. But not if we want a world based on justice, gender equality and a respect for human rights.

Dave Jamieson

Mine Disaster Families Plead With Congress: 'It's Been Two Years' (VIDEO) | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two years after losing their loved ones, relatives of the victims of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster traveled from West V...

"Rape of the Appalachians" Turns 50: What Would Harry Caudill Do Today?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Half a century later, the "rape of the Appalachians" is in full force, carried out through an admittedly failed regulatory process that refuses to abolish one of the most egregious mining practices in U.S. history.

Prospecting May Bring Controversy To Minnesota Forest

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday it has completed a final environmental impact statement on the effects of prospecting for co...

Otero Mesa: Search for Rare Earth Threatens a Desert Bio-Gem

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

An essential mineral ingredient used in a variety of electronics could be a death knell for a pristine part of a wild New Mexico desert grassland coveted by environmentalists -- and considered sacred to Native Americans.

Virtual Exploration, Virtually Everywhere

Jim Bell | Posted 07.14.2012 | Science
Jim Bell

What surprised me in the symposium, however, is how much telerobotics and telepresence is being used today, right here on our own planet, enabling people to survey, explore, mine, and even kill from great distances.

WATCH: Stewart Calls 'Bullsh*t' On Asteroid Mining

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Comedy

This week, a collective of independently wealthy people, including two Google execs and "Titanic" director James Cameron, announced the launch of a co...

Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Work recently resumed in the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia's resource curse.

Pebble Mine: No Means No!

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is a reckless project, overwhelmingly opposed by the people who live there -- and one that the world cannot afford.