Recent Articles

Trafficking gold through the Himalayas

Posted on December 5, 2013

If an Indian purchases 10 grams of gold smuggled from China rather than through official import channels, he or she will save roughly $90.

Were tectonics responsible for the 'Great Dying' 250 million years ago?

Posted on November 26, 2013

Roughly 252 million years ago, 70% of land species and 90% of ocean species were wiped off the planet.

African ecstasy drug bust yields 2.2 pounds of uranium

Posted on November 25, 2013

90 ecstasy tablets, 2.2 pounds of uranium.

Iran, world powers clinch nuclear deal

Posted on November 25, 2013

"For the first time in a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program and key parts of the program will be rolled back."

Green activist fights for BHP board seat against management's will

Posted on November 21, 2013

"I think some wider perspectives are needed and I think I can provide that."

We won't let the Iranians pull a fast one: John Kerry

Posted on November 20, 2013

The push to limit Iran's uranium enrichment.

Chinese miners crucial to opening of North Korea's economy

Posted on November 18, 2013

$6 trillion worth of rare elements and mineral deposits in North Korea.

Global temperatures to rise faster and higher than UN prediction: IEA

Posted on November 13, 2013

3.6 degree increase by 2035.

Massive cyber attack simulation tests London banks

Posted on November 13, 2013

London's financial sector, the driving force of the city's economy, relies too heavily on out-of-date IT systems.

US Senate to take a closer look at bitcoin

Posted on November 6, 2013

"Potential points of discussion include how financial-industry regulators will watch over investment in the new currencies and how virtual currencies might impede tax collection or facilitate trade in illegal products out of the sight of law enforcement."

Bond market guru Bill Gross to super-rich: we must pay more taxes

Posted on October 31, 2013

"The era of taxing “capital” at lower rates than “labor” should now end."

A closer look at the US trade deficit

Posted on October 30, 2013

$730 billion in 2012.

Pressure on US to end Cuba trade embargo mounts at UN

Posted on October 30, 2013

Cuba's nickel industry, key to the country's exports, is supported by Canadian miner Sherritt International.

Nobel winner Fama downplays QE risks to Tea Party hero Santelli

Posted on October 30, 2013

"They're basically neutral events…I don't think they do very much."

Damage to Amazon worse than reported: 14-year study of Peru gold mining

Posted on October 28, 2013

More than half of the gold mining is carried out in small, clandestine operations.

India makes official bid for seabed sulphide mining

Posted on October 28, 2013

It will require some political lobbying.

First ever bitcoin ATM to open in Vancouver this week

Posted on October 27, 2013

Bitcoin is on a hot streak, currently trading at about $200/coin.

Canadian gov expects greenhouse gas increase

Posted on October 25, 2013

The trend will spoil Prime Minister Harper's pledge to reduce emissions by 17% by 2020.

Bushfire forces evacuation at Pilbara mine

Posted on October 25, 2013

The company says it's working to contain the fire and that to date there have been no injuries.

Lee Harvey Oswald's gold wedding ring goes for $118k

Posted on October 25, 2013

"At this time of my life I don't wish to have Lee's ring in my possession because symbolically I want to let go of my past that is connecting with Nov. 22, 1963."

Aussie gov produces draft repeal of mining tax

Posted on October 24, 2013

Not a done deal quite yet.

Pirates kidnap two from US oil ship on major commodities trade route

Posted on October 24, 2013

Off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

Iranian lawmaker speaks out on 20% uranium enrichment bargaining chip

Posted on October 23, 2013

"Currently no need is felt for production of 20 per cent-enriched uranium."

Goldcorp's El Morro gets green light

Posted on October 23, 2013

Chile's Supreme Court restores the environmental permit.

Dubai launches phase 1 of massive solar project

Posted on October 22, 2013

The solar park will eventually produce 1,000 megawatts of energy.

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