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- Nov 25 20163 minutes
The Fight Against Illegal Gold Mining In Colombia
A Colombian peace deal won’t stop the armed groups who pollute the jungle in search of gold.
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Glencore Digs Out of the Abyss
The commodities behemoth faced a crisis last year as prices of metals, grains, and petroleum products—as well as the company’s stock price—plummeted. A rare inside look at how the secretive Swiss giant survived and how it plans to thrive again in a post-boom world.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
A Gold Rush in Mexico’s Deadly South
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Could Scott Pruitt Have Fixed Oklahoma's Earthquake Epidemic?
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Mining in Space Could Lead to Conflicts on Earth
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Raw Materials For A Rebound
Whether or not an economic boom occurs, some oil and mining companies are poised to grow.
- Nov 27 20163 minutes
A New Threat to Oceans: Deep-Sea Mining for Precious Metals
Around 500 miles southeast of the bright turquoise waters at Honolulu Harbor, and two and a half miles down to the dark ocean floor, a massive carpet of potato-sized rocks stretches thousands of miles on the seabed. These rocks, called polymetallic,