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.
Lucas Foglia's photographs beautifully capture his subjects finding a balance between human nature and the natural world.
In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. Many of these abandone…
In 2000, engineers from Radius Gold, a Vancouver-based mining company, discovered a belt of gold deep inside the Tambor mountains in southern Guatemala. Few locals were consulted before Radius moved in. Few of them knew anything was happening at all. They…
The region—which makes up a large chunk of central Romania—is rich in gold, and a bunch of mining companies are keen to lock down their share of the action.
The Polish mining town is beloved by some residents for its gray skies, crumbling walls, and abandoned buildings—and hated by other residents for pretty much the same reasons.
A long time ago, people in the arctic town of Kiruna were like, "Hey, let's mine a lot of iron ore!" Now they are like, "Uh oh, mining activity has led to a giant fissure opening up and threatening to swallow our homes!" This is bad.
The Brazilian government wants to destroy the Museum of Indian Culture in Rio de Janeiro to build a parking lot for the new World Cup stadium that sits next door.