The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.
British wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year.
Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”.
The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants.
Lack of investment and regulation means life is hard for the men, women and children panning for tiny fragments of gold along the island’s river beds.
Australia is teetering on the edge of a massive hole – one left by huge mines that may soon close.
An Australian-owned mining company has denied any link to the murder of an activist leading a campaign against its plans to mine titanium in South Africa.
Official figures released in Beijing showed that exports in February were down 25.4% on a year earlier, the worst performance since May 2009
Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos - high altitude eco-systems.
With the economy in tatters, the government has opened the country to prospectors operating without regulations or oversight.
A British private equity firm is battling for the return of a £250m mine in Russia it believes was transferred illegally to a company linked to a Siberian billionaire.
A traditional owner of the site of Australia’s largest proposed coal mine has alleged in court that Indian miner Adani misled a tribunal that cleared the way for the mine.
Britain’s only potash mine is cutting hundreds of jobs and switching away from potash production in a further blow to industry in north-east England.
Glasenberg’s perceived arrogance has irked and magnified his misjudgments on how the financial markets might move.
Afghanis say that since the Aynak copper mine was set up, their lives have become plagued with conflict and environmental destruction.
The howling wind drives the turbines, their blades bent back from the force as they spin in the evening light and send electricity to local villages in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
The company's ambitions to create most productive gold mine in Brazil plagued by health risks and threats to activists and opponents.
A slowing economy and tougher environmental checks to curb chronic air pollution problems are behind the 42% drop in imports.
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the world’s richest sovereign wealth fund, divested from over 50 coal companies in 2014, new analysis has revealed.
The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its economy afloat – and its gargantuan military funded.
Australian uranium could end up in India’s nuclear weapons program thanks to concessions the Abbott government made in the deal between the two countries, two nuclear experts have warned.
When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.
Resource scarcity and human rights issues surrounding metals extraction, coupled with unrelenting global demand mean the industry is facing some tough realities.
Is the transition complete?
The Royal Mint is encouraging the public to become gold investors with the launch of an online bullion trading service.