Until there are global standards for authentic corporate social responsibility efforts, we will continue to see local impoverishment, hazardous waste and tragic labour accidents in the Global South.
Clashes between mining companies and communities are often about the age-old question of whether mining, with its adverse impacts, can benefit the many or only a selected few.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
This mine has destroyed thousands of lives and livelihoods in Bougainville, an island in Papua New Guinea. It’s time Rio Tinto cleaned up its mess.
Leaded petrol hasn't been used since 2002, but new research found traces of it end up back in the air after bushfires.
Digitising healthcare and exporting more sustainable protein alternatives are just some ideas that could help Australia's economy return to form.
The Brandy Hill Quarry expansion was approved under the weak environment laws of NSW. Now, the federal government must decide if it will proceed. The fate of many koalas is in Sussan Ley's hands.
These teens are finding creative avenues to pursue action, even if it means taking a long shot. And beating the odds is exactly how the law tends to evolve.
Building renewable energy infrastructure involves mining for materials such as lithium, graphite and cobalt. If not done responsibly, that could cause huge environmental damage.
The miners might be fondly remembered, but
literature helps us bear in mind the environmental damage the industry caused.
A new global standard on tailings dams aim to prevent mining disasters like the Brazil dam collapse in 2019 – but there's more to do.
Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.
Yes, transitioning Australia to a zero-carbon economy is essential, but the federal government must remedy this imbalance.
Indonesia's revised mining law is loose on the requirements for mining companies to close pits when operations are over, potentially adding to drowning casualties.
There are many questions about the inquiry into the destruction of an Aboriginal heritage site, including how it will be conducted, what will be publicly disclosed and who will be protected.
A devastating historical exposé of South Africa's mining industry and the railway system that maximised the exploitation of cheap Mozambican labour.
In my 24 years of research, including visiting most sites, I've yet to see a successful rehabilitation case study of Australia's uranium mines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the existing challenges facing artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya.
The fate of a Queensland mine extension could be sealed today with a ruling on the ongoing case by Australia's highest court.
How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried