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.
New research reveals how News Limited was secretly established in the early 1900s by a mining company for the express purpose of disseminating 'propaganda'.
On the heels of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, the Liberals have once again yielded to industry pressure and weakened their commitment to corporate accountability for Canadian companies abroad.
Blockchain is a promising tool to fight modern slavery by making global supply chains more accountable. But there a few kinks to be worked out.
The Yeelirrie uranium mine is the latest instalment in Australia's long tradition of ignoring the dignity and welfare of Aboriginal communities in the pursuit of nuclear fuel.
Much of the devastation of our globe's natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
More electric vehicles and renewable energy means more mining for resources. Unless industry adopts cleaner habits urgently, the environment faces more damage.
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
Huon pines in Tasmania have locked up significant amounts of mercury pollution from the state's mining industrial history. And that can be released back to the atmosphere in bushfires.
The deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines didn't take into account how the Congolese people would benefit.
This year the Apollo 11 mission turns 50 - but what does the future hold for the Moon? The ephemeral shadows cast by human artefacts may soon be joined by more permanent scars of lunar mining.
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
The tailing dam collapse at the Brumadinho mine has shocked the world, but can we really be sure that 'never again' truly means never again?
Scientists are figuring out how to reduce the cost of space travel – to and from the Moon and possibly to Mars. One approach is to mine the Moon for resources necessary for interplanetary travel.
Rural and regional Australia is a big and diverse place, but some broad common issues do emerge as policy priorities.
Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we're moving towards mining 'off world', on the Moon.