Recent Articles

Coal rush in India could tip balance on climate change

Posted on November 18, 2014

Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

Glencore doesn't give up on Rio Tinto, seeks to create largest mining company

Posted on October 8, 2014

It’s good to be Ivan Glasenberg’s neighbour.

A rumble in the jungle

Posted on January 18, 2013

Reality TV series such as “Bamazon,” on the History Channel, or “Gold Rush” and “Jungle Gold” on the Discovery Channel, have elevated the global mining bonanza into living-room entertainment, write New York Times columnists Nathan Lujan, Devin Bloom and Cynthia Watson.

Mining companies back friend’s bid for senate

Posted on December 24, 2011

The violation notices keep coming in: broken safety equipment, underground roof collapses, dangerous levels of carbon monoxide — each a hint of the federal enforcement blitz set off more than a year ago by a series of deadly mining accidents …