The Royal Mint is encouraging the public to become gold investors with the launch of an online bullion trading service.
Unregulated mining in rural northern Nigeria is causing blindness and paralysis among children and making adults infertile.
Rare earth elements are an essential ingredient of modern technologies, but poor regulation has led to environmental ruin
Chilean miner Antofagasta gains after higher than expected payout to shareholders while Kazakhstan miner Kazakhmys recovers ground.
Is the great gold rush over? The price of the precious metal has soared over the last decade, jumping from below $300 (£189) in 2001 to peak at $1,920 (£1,211) in September 2011. But, since then, it has fallen to around $1,660 (£1,047) defying predictions – and the hopes of speculators – that it would continue to hit new peaks during the ongoing financial turmoil.
Vedanta, Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Kazakhmys all enter top ten risers after People's Bank of China tries to encourage spending.
Returning multinationals create mining boom in once-war ravaged country synonymous with brutality and child soldiers Lying in Sierra Leone's mineral-rich eastern belt, the Koidu Holdings diamond mine and others like it were once at the heart of the...
Conflict diamonds are to be used to fund a new campaign of violence by President Robert Mugabe's regime against his political opponents in Zimbabwe as elections loom.
were not ready to vote on approving the directive, which would assign fuel from Canada's highly polluting oil sands a high default greenhouse gas value, reflecting the environmental damage it causes. The diplomat said that "there was a request shared by
The Guardian has an amusing story about allegations that oil company lobbyists have set up fake Twitter accounts in support of Keystone XL. Here's an example of one Tweet: "If you like pizza you should also like #keystonexl and the sweet #oilsands it benefits #nebraska." Mmm, oil sands pizza! I'm sold. Thanks, oil lobby astroturfers!