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Gold panning

Great victory against cyanide for gold mining

Stephanie Roth

8th January, 2010

A landmark ban in Hungary on the use of cyanide in mining looks set to make huge improvements in public health. Now the country's neighbours need to follow her lead... more...
Marc Ona Essengui

CASE STUDY: fighting a mine funded by foreign investment in Gabon

Chris Carroll and Eifion Rees

3rd August, 2009

Fighting a mine funded by foreign investment in Gabon has seen Marc Ona Essangui spend time in prison, but his only response, he says, is 'serenity' more...
Alaskan sockeye salmon

Protecting wild salmon from pollution

Laura Sevier

16th July, 2009

Alaska's long-standing wild salmon-fishing industry could be under threat from large-scale mining development more...
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The struggle to report on Tibet's environment

Andrew Wasley

1st May, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at the environmental situation in Tibet. more...
Guardian Environment Network

Church mission to Vedanta site in India

Kathryn Hopkins

16th October, 2009

Archbishop questions Church's investment in mining firm that plans to build on site revered by indigenous tribe more...
Tribal women gather to protest and listen to speeches at Bijepur at a rally organised by the Adim Adhikar Surakshya Manch (a group to protect tribal groups) against the Vedanta plant. Stuart Freedman/ ActionAid

Vedanta told to 'change behaviour' by UK Government

Ecologist

12th October, 2009

Mining company unable to provide any evidence as government agency rules they ignored rights of indigenous people more...
Suncor's Tar Island tailings pond reclamation

Emissions from tar sands seriously underestimated

Ecologist

5th October, 2009

Governments and companies making no effort to quantify the real climate impacts more...
Copper mine workers at NFC Africa Mining shaft in Chimbishi

Conned for her copper: Zambia pays the price for aid

Khadija Sharife

29th September, 2009

Copper underwires the modern world, running through everything from the gas guzzler to the wind turbine. Any country that finds substantial reserves of the metal ought to consider itself to have struck gold. That is, until you let the World Bank decide how your mines should be run… more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Activists force tar sand mine to close in Canada

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

Greenpeace activists block Shell's tar sands oil extraction operation in protest at its environmental cost more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Botswana admits bushmen were evicted for diamond mine

Ecologist

19th August, 2009

Official admits government cut off water supply to force Bushmen out of the Central Kalahri Game Reserve more...
Royal Mint sources copper from mines across the world

Royal Mint linked to rainforest destruction

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Government-owned Royal Mint admits it has no ethical sourcing policy more...
Fighting Coal

Fighting Coal

Frank Joseph Smecker

7th July, 2009

The Appalachians, America's vast network of mountains, has long been threatened by destructive coal mining practices. Local communities fighting mountain top removal are putting their hopes behind new legislation now in Congress more...

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Lumps of coal

James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration

Ecologist

24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
An overview of the Vedanta refinery in Lanjigarh, Orrisa. Sanjit Das/ActionAid

UK companies linked to devastating Indian mine

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Plans to bulldoze an Indian mountain sacred to local people were controversial enough... before shareholder data revealed that a raft of UK household names, ranging from Jaguar cars to the Church of England, own shares in the company behind the mine, Vedanta Resources plc. Andrew Wasley reports more...
An overview of the Vedanta refinery in Lanjigarh, Orrisa. Sanjit Das/ActionAid

UK companies linked to devastating Indian mine

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Plans to bulldoze an Indian mountain sacred to local people were controversial enough... before shareholder data revealed that a raft of UK household names, ranging from Jaguar cars to the Church of England, own shares in the company behind the mine, Vedanta Resources plc more...
Silver rings

Can silver ever be ethical?

Matilda Lee

1st March, 2009

From country cousin to king gold, silver is slowly cleaning up its tarnished reputation, writes Matilda Lee more...
In the News

Official complaint made against mining giant

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Mining giant Vedanta receives a gift wrapped complaint following plans to turn sacred homeland into a bauxite mine. more...
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As green as gold?

Phil Moore

25th September, 2008

Environmental group Global Response has challenged Wal-Mart’s claim that their Love, Earth jewelery is ‘committed to protecting the environment’. more...
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Between a rock and a hard place

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

The battle between mining giant Vedanta and the threatened tribal Dongria Kondh of Orissa, eastern India continues. more...
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Unearthing justice

Rashmi Mistry

28th May, 2008

Imagine you’re walking along and notice a flash from the ground. You look down and you’ve stumbled upon gold. You think your luck has changed, what’s shining back at you is a life of luxury, problems over. Except if you’re Luis Arteaga, a 95 year-old father of 10 in Honduras. more...
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Not all that is gold, glitters - a report on the dark side of the precious metal

Laura Sevier

17th April, 2008

The world’s favourite precious metal is hiding a dirty little secret. Laura Sevier reports on the truth behind the glitter, and asks whether gold can ever be green more...
In the News

'We're no role model', says Australian green group

News

27th April, 2007

'Don't make the same mistakes as us,' Australian think-tank the Mineral Policy Institue has warned China more...
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Nuclear Power Dossier - Uranium Mining and Milling

Jon Hughes

1st June 2006

Remote, unregulated and...running out. Why the business of fuelling nuclear power can't give us energy sovereignty more...

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