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Amazon

Belo Monte dam marks a troubling new era in Brazil's attitude to its rainforest

Karen Hoffmann

15th August, 2011

Belo Monte is just one of a dozen giant dam projects Brazil plans to build in the Amazon region in the coming decades and opens up the world's largest tropical rainforest to oil and mining exploration more...
blood diamonds africa

Export of Zimbabwean diamonds threatens ethical jewellery trade

Rosie Spinks

08 August, 2011

With the Kimberley Process in a state of paralysis over Zimbabwean diamonds, consumers can no longer be sure they’re buying ethical jewels. Ahead of a BBC Panorama investigation into the issue, Rosie Spinks reports more...
Camille Seaman

Britain's richest man to build giant Arctic iron ore mine

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

5th July, 2011

Lakshmi Mittal's 'mega-mine' is believed to be the largest mineral extraction project in the region but threatens unique wildlife more...
The Moon

Plans to strip mine the moon may soon be more than just science-fiction

Henry Gass

4th July, 2011

It may not be long before we start mining the moon for its resources, particularly the rare Helium-3 for its use in nuclear fusion more...
Rare earth factory

Estonia enters the race in scramble to secure rare earths

Joel Tozer

20th April,2011

With China's rare earth industry blighted by claims of toxic pollution, Estonian company Silmet is stepping up production to meet demand for rare earths essential in the manufacture of electrical gadgets and green technologies more...
fair trade gold

World's first Fairtrade gold goes on sale in the UK

Ruth Styles

12th February, 2011

The Fair Trade Foundation and the Alliance For Responsible Mining join forces to challenge unsustainable gold mining industry in Colombia and Peru more...
Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson: Westminster is holding back Wales's renewable energy ambitions

Tom Levitt

7th February, 2011

In an exclusive interview Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson tells Tom Levitt why she won't be opposing new nuclear power or selling off any forests... and why she wants to end Westminister's control over renewable energy more...
Mine

Toxic waste from Burma's largest coal project could displace 12,000

Katharine Helmore

20th January, 2011

Despite wreaking havoc on the health of local villagers and the environment, Burma's military regime is doing nothing to reduce the impact of the Tigyit power plant and mine more...
Asbestos

Plans to reopen world’s largest asbestos mine will create ‘new generation’ of victims



Vi Nguyen

23rd December, 2010

Quebec government considering $58 million loan to support the mine despite moral outrage over export of dangerous asbestos to India, Indonesia and the Phillipines
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Amit Jethwa

Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists, report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt more...
Soldier in the DRC

Congo massacre case prompts call for crackdown on Canadian mining giants

Tom Levitt

11th November, 2010

Canadian authorities urged to bring in ethical guidelines for extractive industries as Anvil Mining faces court case for alleged role in the killing of 70 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo more...
Burma mine site

'Thousands threatened' by giant iron mine in Burma

Jemima Roberts

5th November, 2010

As Burma prepares for national elections activists have launched a film to highlight the negative environmental and social impacts of the country’s largest iron mine more...

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UK and USA retailers join boycott against Alaska's 'dirty gold'

Tom Levitt

3rd November, 2010

Leading jewellery outlets including Fraser Hart, Tiffany & Co and Beaverbrooks say they won't use gold from London-based Anglo America's proposed mine in the Alaskan wilderness more...

Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision

Leana Hosea

2nd November, 2010

Despite disturbing claims about the impact of uranium, ten-thousand proposals for exploration in the Grand Canyon area have been submitted. A key fuel for nuclear power, the US must now decide between full scale uranium mining, partial mining or a twenty year moratorium. Leana Hosia investigates more...

British mining company in controversial uranium project near Grand Canyon

Tom Levitt

2nd November, 2010

Vane Minerals currently exploring for uranium deposits on the edge of the Grand Canyon National Park in area with alleged history of contamination affecting former miners and local indigenous population 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...

Hungary toxic spill 'could be worse' than Baia Mare cyanide disaster

Tom Levitt

6th October, 2010

Greenpeace says responsibility of aluminum company is 'quite clear' as campaigners urge stricter controls on other hazardous waste sites around the Danube region more...
Gold panning

Nigeria gold rush sees 200 children killed in outbreak of lead poisoning

Xan Rice, Guardian East Africa correspondent

23rd September, 2010

The UN has sent an emergency team to Zamfara state, in Nigeria, as processing of ore by hand affects 18,000 people more...
17 year old, Almay (3rd from right) dances with other tribal girls during the mass worship in Ijurupa village near Vedanta refinary in Orrisa. Indigenous communities conduct the worship, which is an annual feature, in their respective states, but this yea

News special: Vedanta victory masks threats to indigenous people

Emily Shelton

6th October, 2010

Following the landmark decision by the Indian government to prevent Vedanta from mining on tribal land, the Ecologist reports on the other tribes - including the Penan in Sarawak and the Guarani in Brazil - facing similar threats but being ignored by the media 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 ‘in total contempt of the law’ says Indian government

Ecologist

17th August, 2010

Damning Indian government report says British-owned mining company’s plans should be blocked, as two local tribal campaigners are abducted more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Zimbabwe given 'one last chance' on diamond mining exports

Ecologist

16th July, 2010

Campaign groups on the verge of leaving international diamond trade body because of failures to prevent military takeovers of mines, worker deaths and systematic smuggling more...
Sand Dredging

The damage caused by Singapore's insatiable thirst for land

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2010

While logging and deforestation has gained global attention the growing sand mining sector is being largely ignored. Fuelled by Singapore’s land and construction demands it is wreaking environmental destruction across south-east Asia more...
Bristol Bay Watershed

Alaskan fishermen to fight mining giant at its own AGM

Ecologist

18th April 2010

A group of campaigners from Alaska have stepped up their campaign against plans to build one of the world’s largest goldmines by buying shares in Anglo American more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...
Labourers remove boulders from the landscape to make a road surface for the Vedanta plant in Lanjhigargh. In doing so they are causing irrepairable damage to the landscape. Stuart Freedman/ActionAid

Church sells stake in controversial mining company, Vedanta

Ecologist

5th February, 2010

The Church of England has dealt a significant blow to Vedanta Resources plc by pulling £3.75 million worth of investments from the company on ethical grounds more...

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