Even when it's sitting in storage, coal threatens human health

President Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the "war on coal" – policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as toxic air pollution and ...

Philippine minister bans new open-pit mines worth $8 bn

Philippine socialite-turned-environment minister Regina Lopez caused ire in the mining industry Thursday by announcing a ban on new open-pit mines, a move that threatens over eight billion dollars in investments.

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry.

When environmental oversight takes a back seat

The mining industry accounts for 12 percent of the Peruvian economy and 60 percent of Peru's total exports. The government of Peru faces significant pressure to encourage growth and investment in this sector, especially in ...

Mining for metals in society's waste

Metals are crucial to society and enable our modern standard of living. Look around and you can't help but see products made of metals. For instance, a typical gasoline-powered automobile contains over a ton of iron and steel, ...

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