We need to think about the raw materials of batteries -- where they come from and their environmental cost.
National Archive files reveal how the PM offered preferential treatment to a breakaway union in a bid to weaken its rivals.
Canada rushed to counter a deadly lung disease afflicting gold miners in the early 20th century. The "quick fix" cure that was invented is a symbol of the lurch towards global industrialization.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
By capturing Arctic methane emissions, the gas industry could join the fight against climate change.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
Politics podcast: Matt Canavan on Adani
Matt Canavan tells The Conversation this mine is only one part of a plan for 'opening up the Galilee Basin' to provide investment opportunities, exports, and employment.
Legislation designed to protect wildlife is being rolled back or ignored in all sorts of ways in all sorts of places, according to a new global database of attacks on green tape.
BHP's rebrand is unlikely to affect the bottom line, research shows. But if it improves relations with politicians and voters, it would still be a success.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
As the cost of renewable energy falls, funding a new mine is a risky investment.
The government shouldn't cave to WA's calls for a change to the way GST is divvied out. The current system has served Australia well.
Scientists want to exploit a natural process of carbon storage.
The Noril’sk nickel deposits In Russia are unique: giant volcanic eruptions 250 million years ago released colossal amounts of nickel into the atmosphere, kickstarting the Great Dying.
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
South Africa's mining industry is on an unsustainable trajectory and needs to undergo fundamental transformation that emphasises transparency, equity, and community participation.
Can California's wet weather make earthquakes more likely? Scientists are still learning about what triggers these events. Even human activity can be a culprit.
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.