They spend weeks underground, blasting rocks with explosives in the hope they’ll find gold. VICE World News meets the “zama zamas” – South Africa’s controversial illegal miners.
Bitcoin mining captures excess gas that would otherwise go into the atmosphere, and provides additional income for energy producers.
The underground tools mine cryptocurrency and then automatically exchange that for Robux, Roblox's in-game currency.
Researchers in Virginia have found “shocking” rates of mental illness among coal miners, still one of the most dangerous jobs today.
After Ukrainian authorities broke up an illegal crypto mine filled with PS4s, a new investigation suggests the consoles were doing something else.
The promise and peril of turning the Salton Sea into California’s “Lithium Valley.”
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Global Sea Mineral Resources' Patina II separated from a lifting point this week, 13,000 feet below the ocean.
This Tiny Fishing Town Was Poisoned By a Coal Plant. The Government Is Trying to Replace it With a Mine
People in Senegal protested a coal plant financed by the African Development Bank and others for years. Now, a Turkish mining and steel complex threatens to undo their work.