At the age of 26 an aspiring bard named F. Clive Palmer published a collection of poems. Now he's set to appear at the Queensland Poetry Festival.
Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Australia will leave the World Heritage Committee Meeting today with a few lessons on the Great Barrier Reef. Only one should have been emphasized, and that's about mining.
You need to be clean for 72 hours to give a drug-free urine sample. Unless you have a fake dick and pee, then you can do whatever you want.
They were protesting against a ANZ-backed coal mine at Maules Creek.
The Australian Government has approved a new uranium mine on Indigenous land, despite ongoing investigations of corruption. While millions are being made in mining profits, some Indigenous landowners still live in poverty.
Journalism is about accuracy, but it's also about being first. So to make sure we're first with the news on Budget Night, we're live-blogging it several days before it happens.
The Western Australian government defends closing Aboriginal communities by saying they're economically unviable. Regardlessly, many see the move as more of a land grab.
Indigenous leaders claim that huge swathes of their land near the Murray Darling Basin have become uninhabitable thanks to decisions they had no part in.
A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.
$26 million might get you elected, but spending your own money is not a sustainable model.
It's all about the economy, there's not much word on the environment or bikie laws, and Tony Abbott has been a complete no-show.
From bushfires to falling food production and public transport breakdowns, Australia will be one of the most affected countries in the world.
Mining operations are often intertwined—voluntarily or otherwise—with Colombia's criminal underworld. Many mines pay an extortion tax to whichever armed group is in charge of the region.
Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
Last month Australia decided to sell uranium to India. The details of the deal have now been released, and a lot of people are worried.
We interviewed director Mark Grieco about his film MARMATO, which examines how mining companies descended on a town in Colombia.
A group of Tahltan First Nation elders have blocked access to the mine for the second time in two months over concerns that it will dump toxic sludge into a salmon habitat.
Cerro de Pasco is an environmental and urban catastrophe thanks to the massive polymetal mine that sits in the middle of town.
Judith Prat is a Spanish photojournalist who has been capturing the harsh realities facing miners of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is a mineral essential for the manufacture of the tiny capacitors that make smart phones, computers, we…
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Illegal gold mining—farmers digging up ore and selling it on the black market, so that it may eventually end up wrapped around your fiancée's finger—is a major cause of rain forest depletion. It has devastated nearly 370,000 acres of the Peruvian Amazon…
This week the Federal government approved what is expected to be Australia's largest coal mining effort. Simultaneously, coal prices are dropping and other Australian mines are closing. Oh, also the reef is dying.
Since March 2012, local community members have peacefully blocked the entrance to US-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates' El Tambor gold mine in Guatemala. This weekend, police officers violently evicted the protesters.