The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided to suspend investigations and some cleanup work at 10 mining locations with similarities to a mine involved in a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill near Silverton, Colorado, in August.
By PBS NewsHour
Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and discusses the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, Liberia’s president lifted a state of emergency that restricted citizen movement, citing progress against Ebola. More than half of the more than 5,000 people who have died from the disease have been from that country.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
These scientists are making glass from what you throw in the garbage. They hope that our waste will be the cutting edge of mining.
By Richard C. Paddock
SANTA MILAGROSA, Philippines -- Brian Mullaton is 13 years old and makes his living by diving into deep, muddy holes.
Children in Burkina Faso Take on Dirty, Dangerous Work of Digging Up Gold…
By Ellen Rolfes
In Burkina Faso, gold production has more than doubled in recent years. Though child labor is against the law in the West African nation, the economics and the nature of mining make labor law enforcement extremely difficult.
By Larisa Epatko
Children caked in dust and sweat climb in and out of 150-foot mine shafts with dexterity. Their small bodies operate makeshift grinding machines to extract gold from its ore.
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