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The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa

Mark Newton

9th May, 2012

From slave labour to armed conflict, our thirst for natural resources has created serious problems for Africa. Pádraig Carmody’s latest book attempts to unravel the moral morass, says Mark Newton more...
Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Thea Byrgesen

9th May, 2012

With synthetic and chemical free formulas, and a colour range to rival Monet, modern mineral make-up is skin and planet friendly. Thea Byrgesen rounds up the best more...
popping pills

Beauty supplements: are they worth it?

Robert Phillips

26th July, 2011

Supplement is the latest beauty industry buzzword but just how effective are beauty power pills? And just how green? Robert Phillips takes a closer look more...
A 'black smoker' vent,

How deep-sea mining could destroy the 'cradle of life on earth'

Tom Levitt

28th October, 2010

With Papua New Guinea giving the go-ahead to a Canadian mining company to dredge its coastal seabed for minerals, new species of life could be extinct before they have even been discovered. Tom Levitt reports more...
Sorting cassiterite in Eastern Congo

Mobile phone metals fuelling Congo war

Ecologist

17th February, 2010

Technology companies should be honest with customers about the origin of the metals in their products, says NGO Global Witness more...

minerals: 1/5 of 5

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