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Risking fjords for profit? Norway’s dirty mining story

The Nordic country is about to turn some of its unspoilt landscape into dirty waste disposal units, reports Tina Andersen.

Filed in: Fishing Indigenous Peoples Mining Norway

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

Filed in: Fair Trade Mining

Stop the gold rush!

Our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous, argues Richard Swift.

Filed in: Environment Mining Wealth

The price of gold

Critic of the Canadian mining industry, Alain Deneault, talks to Richard Swift about the destructive nature of this sector.

Filed in: Canada Corporations Mining

Spinning gold: the ‘happy’ story of Canadian mining

What world are Goldcorp’s shareholders living in, wonders Emilie Teresa Smith as she sits in on their AGM.

Filed in: Canada Guatemala Mining

Mega-project, mega-profits and mega-destruction in Chile

David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

Filed in: Chile Environment Mining

Krey vs Rio Tinto: a community struggle against coal expansion

Amy Hall writes about a David and Goliath battle where an Australian village is taking on a mining giant.

Filed in: Activism Australia Mining

Mining interests trump local democracy in Greece

But a wave of social unrest may derail the government’s economic agenda, says Jen Wilton.

Filed in: Activism Greece Mining

Thanks to British banks, coal is king in Indonesian Borneo

Local villages are being evicted while the City of London and mining companies binge on fossil fuels. Alex Scrivener reports.

Filed in: Energy Environment Forests Indonesia Mining

Facing the vultures

Argentina is not in the habit of being cowed by international pressure and financial big-hitters – or by proponents of austerity. Vanessa Baird reports.

Filed in: Argentina Corporations Economics Environment Finance Mining Politics

Australians Lock the Gate on mining

A movement that began with a call for stronger property rights, could offer radical solutions to the climate crisis, writes Dominic O’Dwyer.

Filed in: Activism Australia Climate Change Environment Mining

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