Not yet convinced why you should choose conflict-free eco-friendly jewelry? Check out the infographic below for some staggering facts about the practices of diamond mining.
An old uranium mine in the Grand Canyon is set to reopen in a few years, but serious environmental concerns are at the heart of a lawsuit filed to stop it.
A landmark ruling has been made against one of Canada’s largest companies. And it is being a hailed a huge victory by a small tribal group in Washington state. A federal court has made a ruling that will force Teck Resources to pay clean-up costs, following decades of pollution on the U.S. side of the border. The metals and mining [...]
A dispute between Papua New Guinea and a Canadian company has put an innovative sea mining project on hold. The CEO of Nautilus Minerals announced this week that the company has had to suspend operations because the PNG government has pulled out of a funding agreement. The undersea venture hopes to use robots to mine gold and other [...]
Wednesday marked a great day for local farmers in Ontario, as the plan to built a “mega quarry” in Melancthon Township was dropped. The company behind this controversial project, The Highland Companies, has abandoned its attempts and president John Lowndes stepped down as well. Highland principal John Scherer stated that the [...]
Though the California gold rush may have petered out long ago, the search for this most precious of all metals is a far cry from over. Gold has always had an unshakeable appeal to humans of all cultures, appearing in statues, jewelry, sacred rites, tombs, household items, coins and national vaults; it has been sought after, pined after, [...]
Diamond mines leave the earth pocketed with craters. These deep cone shaped holes can make sink holes look like a community gopher hole when compared to the gaping earth scars left by diamond mines. Some of these diamond mines are so vast they could swallow a small city within its limits. These inverted craters are like mini mountains [...]
Mining isn’t just digging minerals from the ground. Mining has expanded to designing ways to use that resource. Coal mining has taken the lead in finding ways to use this natural resource to make energy generation safer, cheaper and cleaner. There are enough coal deposits in America to keep the lights on for hundreds of years into the [...]
Mountaintop mining is one of the most important environmental issues taking place in America today, but many aren’t aware of the dire consequences that go along with the dangerous coal mining tactic. A soon-to-be released environmental documentary will hopefully change that. The new film, The Last Mountain, directed by Bill Haney [...]