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Is child labor the price for e-cars?

Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines. Young men, armed with only...

Coal versus Kiwis – New Zealand struggles to balance business and environment

In New Zealand, a century of coal mining tradition is clashing with efforts to protect pristine nature, and unique animals and plants. Hidden deep underground, below a wild frontier of native forest and jagged cliffs...

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Granting indigenous land rights could save the climate – or not

Indigenous peoples believe they preserve forests best – something that is becoming more important as the planet heats up. But indigenous peoples need land title to implement protection – why is this so contentious? Indigenous...

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India: We are Rich, We are Poor

“India is a Rich country inhabited by Poor people” … The generation going through its first pangs of mid-life crisis would recognize how this phrase was used as the opening remark in Indian geography classes....

Xstrata paves way for Glencore mining merger

Mining group Xstrata and commodities firm Glencore have agreed new terms for their tie-up, clearing the way for the biggest-ever mining industry merger. The original deal looked set to founder on shareholder resistance. Swiss mining...

Missing production targets at Coal India – Govt to review meeting

October 9, 2011 – New Delhi – Coal India (CIL) will be pulled up for missing its output target in the production target review meeting to be held this week, an official in the Coal...

New Mining Bill – Good Politics Bad Economics

On 30th September 2011, Union Cabinet approved a new bill [The Mines & Minerals (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2011] aimed at regulating mining activities. The new mining bill proposes a profit-sharing system and higher royalties....