Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three-quarters of the world’s mining companies are said to be headquartered in Canada, which means much of the blame ends up on Canada’s doorstep when things go badly.
Three million gallons of acidic water contaminated with heavy metals leaked into rivers after a breach at the abandoned Gold King Mine.
A Canadian CEO said his mining company has a "good relationship" with drug lords in Sinaloa, while at least six people in recent weeks have been killed in mining-related incidents in Guerrero.
Earlier this year, Bosnia experienced massive flooding, and as a result land mines that had been dormant for almost two decades slid into towns, disguised under a layer of wet, dark earth.
The robo-boats use NASA technology and could be deployed within the year to protect bigger ships or swarm an enemy with kamikaze-like attacks.
Once laid, naval mines are extremely difficult to find and neutralize. But the US Navy may be developing drone technology that could change that.
Apopo, a Belgium-based NGO, trains rats to sniff out active land mines. So far, they've detected and cleared 6,693 land mines from rural areas of Mozambique, with an estimated 1.6 million square meters of Manica, Sofala, and Tete Provinces due to be...