The agency claims modern mining practices have reduced the risk of pollution going unaddressed. Will taxpayers still have to pay a price?
An unusual coalition of conservative and liberal justices could have major ramifications in battles between state and federal authority.
Coal miners give German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a symbolic final chunk of coal in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace on April 3rd, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.
The Brazilian minister of mines and energy stated that Brazil would open its indigenous territories to mining interests without the consent of the affected population.
In a rare move, Britain is considering returning the remains of the Rhodesian Man, the earliest human fossil found in Africa, to its home country.
Kabare Territory, Democratic Republic of the Congo: The settlements at the Kachuba mining site in South Kivu.
Small-scale gold mining has led to the destruction of more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon over the past five years, according to new research.
While illegal mining in the Amazon has been a problem for decades, new data shows levels that are not comparable to any other period of its history.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with contributor Jimmy Tobias about his investigation into Ryan Zinke's DOI.
The International Seabed Council once again failed to come to an agreement over the rules to govern the practice of mining valuable resources in deep ocean habitats.
The proposed mine would sit within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, while parts of it also overlap onto or border the Wondiwoi Mountains Nature Reserve—both protected areas.
Records obtained by Pacific Standard reveal that a top official at the DOI had a hand in nixing a government-funded public-health study in Appalachia—after a series of meetings with some of the most powerful mining players in the country.
With a Canadian company looking to mine gold, silver, and copper on ancestral lands, opponents worry about toxic water and the destruction of Menominee heritage.
As real estate building increases across the world, so too does the illegal extract of sand, which results in serious environmental impacts.
The mining company also said that, given the Trump administration's plans to abandon the Paris Agreement, it will reconsider its relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Gardner's engineering company was dropped for performing "junk science" to discredit a regulation that it was hired to help prepare.
Scott Walker signed legislation Monday ending a nearly 20-year ban on precious metal mining.
The Obama administration proposed the rule last year to ensure that companies demonstrate their ability to pay for environmental clean-up.
Democrats warn that mining expansion could devastate Minnesota's Superior National Forest.
Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017.
Jessie Landerman, a writer, producer, and director with the New Media Advocacy Project, discusses a new series of videos to help communities stand up to big mining companies.
Activists point to rights abuses, ecological disasters, and what they believe to be unfair distribution of profits.