NASA satellite images reveal the extent of gold-mining in Peru. This information can be used to shut down illegal mining and prevent environmental destruction and contamination.
Iron fights anemia. Bismuth relieves gastric problems. Lithium acts against depression and gold can treat rheumatoid arthritis. Metals are precious tools for good health.
Ghana remains heavily dependent on primary commodity exports for foreign exchange earnings.
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
While Trump's nominee to join the Fed favors returning to the gold standard, an economist explains why the US and the rest of the world abandoned it in the first place.
In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
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.
This week, our experts are looking at the major trends in post-crisis globalisation.
You've heard of compulsory purchase orders for houses, but few realise it has sometimes happened with the world's favourite precious metal.
Long before COVID-19, central banks were lining their stores for winter.
Other economic collapses have affected the mining industry, but the one spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is unusual.
Is the UK economy booming or are the statistics being twisted out of shape by the shuffling of gold bullion?
The law missed the opportunity to address misuse of mineral royalties and increase transparency as well as accountability in mineral royalty management.
The Trump administration is supporting new mines in Alaska and Minnesota that many opponents say could devastate sensitive areas around them.
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
Gold is one of 12 confirmed elements on the periodic table whose discoverer is unknown.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
In just a few years, Burkina Faso has become the fourth largest gold exporter in Africa. But with 43% of the population still below the poverty line, what are the local benefits?
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Bitcoin's rise and fall to date already makes it one of the greatest market bubbles in history. In turbulent times, some have suggested it as a substitute for gold, but it lacks some vital attributes.