A year to the day after the high-profile rescue of 33 miners who were trapped in a 700m-deep mine shaft under northern Chile’s Atacama desert, some are still struggling to come to terms with their long underground experience.
Peru scrapped a silver mine project in the country’s southern highlands after clashes between police and mostly indigenous protesters opposing the project left six people dead and injured at least 30 on Friday.
Foreigners prospecting for gold isn't new in Ghana. But a new wave of Chinese companies appear to be exploiting the country's resources: more and more of them are becoming involved in the shadowy world of clandestine gold mines, that skirt mining regulations in Ghana. Some farmers have lost their farm lands to Chinese mineral exploitation, without any compensation.
The London and Toronto stock exchanges announced on Wednesday that they will merge. The move will create one of the world's largest stock markets, which will dominate trade in mining and energy stocks.
An explosion killed five workers in Romania's south-west Uricani mine Saturday, leaving no survivors. According to officials, the five had been finishing an electrical installation when the blast happened.
As annual UN climate change talks get underway in Cancun, ENVIRONMENT travels to Bolivia where water worries already have locals rapping their rage, and plans to protect forests are getting the thumbs down.