Digging into Suriname's Massive and Corrupt Gold Industry
VICE Netherlands went to Suriname to investigate corruption in the country's gold industry, look at the public health concerns caused by mining with mercury, and to meet a powerful ex-rebel leader turned gold baron.
Tailings Ponds are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of
Last Monday, a dam holding waste from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the remote Cariboo region of British Columbia broke.
Tailings Ponds Are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of
Last Monday, a "tailings pond" dam holding waste from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia broke, spilling billions of gallons of toxic sludge out into pristine lakes and streams. Environmentalists say these dams are disasters in...
Transylvania Could Become a Barren Toxic Wasteland
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.