The Atrato River has been awarded rights. But it will be tough to translate these abstract ideals into actual progress.
What will happen to gold mines if royalties are raised?
The Western Australian government is trying to improve its budget position but businesses claim increasing royalties will deter investment.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world.
Last week Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining, in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
Workers on their way to gold mines.
Issa Aboud Yonlihinza
Gold is both a blessing and a curse for rural Niger.
Meshack Mavuso played the role of ‘The Man with the Green Blanket’ in ‘Marikana the Musical’
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.
Members of the Thai community say they are happy to have a mining industry in the country, but expect a commitment to environmental protection.
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Developing countries often welcome Australian mining companies into their communities, but when things go wrong, communication is key.