Also revealed: the army's links to a controversial mining company.
J. J. Anselmi's new book focuses on the Rock Springs's crushing provincialism, severe drug problem, and plague of suicides.
Every summer, environmentalists gather in the woods to strategize, train, and coordinate the fight against the excesses of the coal industry.
A failing coal industry has left many residents of West Virginia with few options: move away, die, or try to scrape out a future in an unforgiving economic climate.
A diamond ghost town faces an uncertain future in the South African desert.
The thawing of the permafrost in Northern Canada could be the "carbon bomb" that does us in.
Mining in the town of Jharia has caused widespread pollution and illness, as well as a number of injuries and deaths from workers and locals falling into open pits of fiery coal.
Mostly Australia lived up to its global reputation as the world's largest trailer park.
Despite new resolutions to curb climate change and save the reef, Australia has re-approved dredging of the coal port at Abbot Point.
"Everybody knows we've got to decarbonize and go green, we know that. But we're not ready for it."
The land the mine is on is owned by a guy named Lord Ridley who thinks that global warming is totally chill.
Swiss mining giant Glencore lost a third of its value, stripping $56 billion AUD from the resource-depend Australian market.
The heavily armed citizen militia joined Oregon gold miners in a land dispute with the federal government that could end in a bloodbath.
Photographer Matthias Walendy visits the town in Quebec that's now lost its identity.
The 2014 spill was and remains the worst environmental mining disaster in Canadian history.
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.