Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her
Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare
Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil
Miners’ protest over “neoliberal” agenda of Bolivian President Evo Morales ends in clashes with several people injured and hostages taken.
At least one miner has been killed in a blast in a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine. At the time of the gas explosion, 20 people were
Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.
After 7 days and 320 km of walking, Romanian miners and energy workers have reached Bucharest. The march aimed to draw the government’s attention to
The workers from state-controlled energy company started the 300km walk from Targu Jiu to the capital on Monday to protest against a proposed layoff.
2015 was a grim year for mining company and commodity trader Glencore with profit down by almost a third as prices for copper, nickel, zinc, iron-ore and coal slumped to multi-year lows.
The EU needs to tighten up its anti-dumping rules to protect its steel industry from cheaper Chinese imports. That’s according to some EU trade
China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries as it addresses overcapacity in bloated state enterprises amid slowing economic growth.
The Russian government has confirmed that rescue operations have been halted after further blasts at a mine inside the Arctic Circle. claimed six lives.
Rio Tinto has scraped its boom time dividend payout policy as its 2015 profit plunged
In China, four miners are rescued after 36 days underground. The search goes on for 13 people still missing.
In eastern Germany some members of a little-known group claim they are being ethnically cleansed, not by militia groups, but by the coal mining
Peruvian police have destroyed dozens of illegal gold mining camps close to the Amazonian nature reserve. Peru raids illegal gold mines #video
Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, has cut its capital spending forecast for next year to $5 billion. Its previous estimate was
With the news of late being dominated by a narrow range of security-related issues what is being called the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s
Several people have been killed near the town of Mariana after a dam holding mining waste burst, engulfing houses and vehicles near the Germano mine
Mining giant Glencore says it intends to cut half a million tonnes of zinc production in its latest move to cope with the slump in commodities
Shares in the mining firm Glencore recovered slightly on Tuesday, but remained well down after losing around a third of their value the previous day
Trapped for 69 days under a collapsed mine before being rescued alive. It was being spoken of as a movie even as the last of the Chilean miners was
A plunge in the price of iron ore as a result of a glut in the market and a slowing of demand from China has hit the profits of Rio Tinto. The
Ahead of publishing its annual results next month, resources giant BHP Billiton has announced a substantial write-down. The firm is shaving around
A man supporting a strike at a mine in southern Peru has been killed during clashes with police. He was shot dead by officers, who fired pellets and
More than 30 people, many of them police officers, have been injured in clashes in southern Peru. Violence broke out in the city of Arequipa, during
Rescue workers are working against the clock to reach at least 15 miners trapped in a flooded gold mine in northwestern Colombia since Wednesday. It