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
Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
Our environmental laws work in the favour of mining interests – even when the industry itself claims otherwise.
Queensland's new human rights act has opened the door for a flood of climate change litigation.
The threat posed by COVID-19 on mines is considerable. The main reasons are cramped working conditions underground, transportation in packed cages, and a high incidence of other respiratory diseases.
As sand markets boom, entrepreneurs, organized crime and others are cashing in — leaving widespread environmental damage in their wake.
Other economic collapses have affected the mining industry, but the one spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is unusual.
Australia is a member of the 1979 Moon Treaty, which sets rules for resource extraction from outer space. Now that the Trump administration is eyeing moon mining, will Australian companies join in?
In my 30 years of research, I keep uncovering long-standing environmental issues the mining industry doesn't seem to learn from.
We might need to ignore climate change right now if only to save our sanity, but it certainly hasn’t been ignoring us.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Mathematical modelling is capable of saving lives, assisting in policy and decision-making, and optimising economic growth.
Dams built to hold enormous quantities of toxic mining waste have a long history of spills. Decisions in the Pacific Northwest threaten three free-flowing rivers there.