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EPA Moving To Prevent Construction Of Massive Mine In Alaska

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned ma...

Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — This nearly half-century-old Amazon boomtown has gone bust with the government's recent crackdown on illegal gold mining. ...

LOOK: Peru's Illegal Miners Lead Hard, Risk-Filled Lives

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

LA PAMPA, Peru (AP) — They sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemp...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Moves To Block Massive Alaskan Gold And Copper Mine

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it is beginning a process that could block a massive proposed gold mine in A...

9 Miners Trapped More Than A Mile Underground In South Africa

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

Nine miners are missing in a South African gold mine after a fire broke out Tuesday evening, trapping workers more than a mile underground. A relea...

This Ghost Town Is For Sale...And It's Cheaper Than Buying Your Apartment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

A California property owner is literally sitting on a goldmine and is selling the land on Craigslist for just under a quarter of a million dollars. ...

Now's Your Chance to Own an Entire Gold Mining Ghost Town

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Need to expand your property portfolio? Ever dreamed of owning your very own ghost town? Get excited, because the old mining town of Seneca, Califor...

Is Cyanide in Its Autumn Hours? Greener Gold and the International Implications of a Romanian Ban on Cyanide

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Now over two weeks into ongoing protests that give no indication of subsiding, the major political actors in Romania struggle to deal with an increasingly larger and more vocal segment of the population. There is also a growing sense that this movement is already bigger than Rosia Montana itself.

Public Interest Versus Private Greed

Frances Causey | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Frances Causey

Southern Arizonans are dealing with a mining company that is using its investors' money to buy political support to acquire permits that would allow it to blast a one-mile wide, half-mile deep, open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson.

Bristol Bay: NRDC's Reynolds Discusses EPA's Watershed Assessment

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA just concluded a 60-day public comment period, and the vast majority of people asked EPA to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. NRDC members and activists alone sent over 267,000 petitions to the agency.

World's Largest Gold Miner Challenged In Latin America

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean court's halt to construction of Barrick Gold Corp.'s $8 billion, border-straddling mine on the high spine of the And...

It's Time to Stop the Pebble Mine

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.

The Smell of Freedom in Indonesia

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
American Anthropological Association

Smelling freedom in the shifting winds of history, a multitude of church leaders, politicians, and ordinary citizens are starting to take action in solidarity with this struggle.

Asian Gold Miners Use Borax to Replace Toxic Mercury

Ben Barber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Ben Barber

Each year tens of thousands of people are poisoned by toxic mercury spewed into the air, land and water by small-scale gold miners in Indonesia and other low income countries where production has soared as gold prices skyrocketed.

Canada meets Wirikuta: Visit from Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

From the moment Maude Barlow passed under the crumbling stone arch and saw the first nopalera laden with red cactus fruits, she knew she was entering another dimension.

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.

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 ...

Cleaning Mercury Out of Indonesian Gold

Ben Barber | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

The rivers of Indonesia's Kalimantan provinces seem pristine and free of the toxic stuff floating around in the Hudson and the Potomac rivers, but thousands of gold miners are pouring toxic mercury into the air.

Cody Survives Accident On Deck Of 'Bering Sea Gold'

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

It's risky work on "Bering Sea Gold" (Fri., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery), with perhaps as much danger coming from the ships the crews are working on as i...

'Bering Sea Gold': Mutiny On The Wild Ranger

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

Unless the entire crew backs the play, it's usually not a good idea to start calling out the captain of any vessel. Luckily for Steve, they were still...

Impressive Dollar Amount Achieved On 'Gold Rush Alaska'

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

With work still ongoing, the boys of "Gold Rush" (Fri., 8 p.m. EST on Discovery) are starting to see both their fortunes and their moods improve. Aft...

Owner Of 'Illegal' California Gold Mine Surrenders To Face Charges

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who state and local officials say is running a massive illegal gold-mining operation in California's Sierra Nevada s...

Did 'Gold Rush Alaska' Crew Mine Enough To Turn Profitable?

Posted 02.06.2012 | TV

With running costs of $1,000 per day, Fred Hurt and his crew at Porcupine Creek will only start turning a profit once they extract at least 50 ounces ...

Proposed Gold Mine Riles Local People In Peru

GlobalPost | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

President Ollanta Humala's tightrope act was never going to be easy: keeping Peru's economy booming while cracking down on the mining industry'...