The law missed the opportunity to address misuse of mineral royalties and increase transparency as well as accountability in mineral royalty management.
Non-living nature such as rocks, landforms, soil and water form the Earth's 'geodiversity' - a crucial part of the planet's life support system.
We can use renewable energy to turn raw ore into higher-value processed metals, and that's good for jobs and exports.
New research reveals remarkable evidence of a copper-mining bonanza in Wales that was so productive the metal reached France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
Government leadership is needed to manage the aquifer as a system for all, including environmental services, rather than for the powerful few.
The Trump administration is supporting new mines in Alaska and Minnesota that many opponents say could devastate sensitive areas around them.
Australia cannot distance itself from moral responsibility for emissions from exported fossil fuels.
Mineral-rich Mongolia is experiencing a mining boom, but its growth is creating distrust and conflict with herder communities.
Ghana's quest to fill a significant infrastructure deficit has led to a barter deal with China that threatens one of West Africa's most important environmental spaces.
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
Contemporary mining disasters echo the devastation caused by Victoria's gold fields. Victorians campaigned for some of the world's first laws against industrial pollution.
Dasiqox Tribal Park offers a powerful example of what true reconciliation can mean for Canada when Indigenous peoples and their rights are respected and upheld.
The winter of 2018-19 claimed 200 reindeer in Svalbard, Norway, according to a recent census.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
Abolishing the secretive World Bank Tribunal known as the ISDS won't solve all of the problems of global economic governance. But it seems a very good place to start.
South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.
The 6-3 ruling challenges some common political assumptions about conservatives and liberals.
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Population growth is creating a huge demand for infrastructure, even as environmental risks grow. To detect problems early, satellites can provide rich data to help assess infrastructure "health".
By appealing to the hearts and minds of their white neighbors, Native Americans are carving out common ground. Together, these different groups are building unity through diversity.