The Atrato River has been awarded rights. But it will be tough to translate these abstract ideals into actual progress.
The Western Australian government is trying to improve its budget position but businesses claim increasing royalties will deter investment.
Last week Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining, in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
Gold is both a blessing and a curse for rural Niger.
Two musicals set in working class mining communities -- one in the UK and the other in South Africa -- have diametrically opposed messages: one of hope; the other, despair.
Developing countries often welcome Australian mining companies into their communities, but when things go wrong, communication is key.