A Woman in Mining: a Personal Journey

Froydis Cameron-Johansson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Froydis Cameron-Johansson

Within the mining sector there are lots of opportunities for women, not only to take on the traditional operations positions as engineers, mechanics, general managers but also in the ever growing non-technical disciplines like safety, health, environment, and risk management.

Time to Rescue the Corporate Lords of the Flies From Themselves

Ben Phillips | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Ben Phillips

The lack of any meaningful restraining power over the 1% is not just bad for the rest of us - it is in the end even bad for them. On deeper inspection, it seems corporate titans may be little more than oversized Lords of the Flies, who need to be rescued from themselves. When we talk about shifting power away from them, we really are doing it for their own good.

I Definitely Do - Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

Harriet Lamb | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

It is one of the great scandals of our time that in 2014 small-scale miners of such a precious metal should work in appalling, dangerous conditions for less than $1 a day. Because that is the sad truth hidden away deep underground.

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

Did Turkish PM Erdoğan Slap A Female Protester In Soma?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged apparently showing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan getting into scuffle in a crowd of protesters in the mining disast...

These Pictures Show Just How Angry Turkey Is About The Mine Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Sorrow has turned to fury in the wake of Turkey's worst mining disaster in its history, with the death toll after the tragedy now at 274, with a furth...

These 33 Turkish Mining Explosion Pictures Are Terrifying

Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

More than 200 people are thought to have died in a mine blast in Turkey, with hundreds still missing. The disaster happened in the town of Soma on ...

Almost Two Thirds of Romanians Say "YES" to Mining

Catalin Hosu | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

For centuries, mining has been the backbone of Romanian life - a large proportion of the country has relied on this tradition as a vital source of income and employment since Roman times. It is therefore no surprise to hear that today almost two in every three Romanians are in favour of mining.

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

The Extractive Industries: The Case for Greater Transparency

Ann McKechin | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

The perennial paradox of international development is that countries with the most plentiful natural resources - whether oil, gas or diamonds - often tend to be relatively poor, undemocratic and economically stagnant...

Rosia Montana and Dirty Politics

Stephen McGrath | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen McGrath

Rosia Montana is an ancient Romanian village sitting on Europe's largest gold deposit: 315 tonnes of a metal that currently fetches around $1,200 per ...

RMGC's Adverts Deemed Unlawful and Banned

Stephen McGrath | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Stephen McGrath

Romania's National Council for Audio Visual (CNA), whose job it is to ensure that TV and radio stations operate in an environment of free speech, resp...

The Resolute Revolution of an Emigrant Nation

Oana Romocea | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Oana Romocea

Not many people have noticed that there has been a lot of public commotion in one corner of Europe. For well over a month, Romania has been boiling with protests, marches and demonstrations...

Who is Roşia Montană? - or the Dawn of A New Generation

Oana Romocea | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK
Oana Romocea

Although she has her own captivating charms, Roşia Montană is not a person but a place. Not a well-known place. It is a small picturesque village hidden in the woodland heart of Transylvania.

Profits and Loss - Human Rights and the Artisan

Allan Hogarth | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

In his pre-G8 speech the Prime Minister once again raised "the golden thread" theory which posits a link between open economies and open societies. Eradicating conflict and corruption, establishing the rule of law, free speech and the presence of property rights and strong institutions are central to this.

Scottish Oil Worker 'Kidnapped' In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A British oil worker has reportedly been kidnapped in Indonesia. Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed group as he travelled back...

Romania: The World's First Dystopia

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

What propels Romania into the category of 'World's First Dystopia' is the massive cyanide mining project that could turn Transylvania, one of the most beautiful and pristine parts of Europe, into a dystopic wasteland. It is also a case study in how corporate PR and marketing can convince a population that the destruction of their ecosystem is in their own interest.

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

On The Death of Margaret Thatcher

Sara Sheridan | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

She was horribly, horribly right wing and I find it difficult to forgive her that. Despite believing in the policies she implemented (the woman really thought she was doing good) I look at the society we have today and I can see the scars her policies left behind. Enormous social immobility and a lack of political empathy.

Miners Evacuated From Underground Fire

PA | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

More than 90 miners at a closure-threatened colliery have been safely evacuated after a severe underground fire. The operators of Daw Mill Colliery...

One Year After Fatal Disaster Exxon Mobil Allegations Remain Unanswered

Dr Kristian Lasslett | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kristian Lasslett

With the scramble for Papua New Guinea's resources new dangers are emerging in a country whose state lacks the institutional machinery, or political inclination, to robustly oversee gas, oil and mineral operators.

Humanity's Future in Space

Jack Millner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Tech
Jack Millner

Space tourism has set a precedent for extra-terrestrial industries, and could be the forerunner of a much more expansive and lucrative economy to emerge outside of Earth's atmosphere, one that could really take-off (excuse the pun) once the initial infrastructure is in place.

Deep Space Industries Enters Race To Mine Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech

Another company is set to enter the race to mine asteroids for precious resources. Deep Space Industries says it wants to build an entire fleet of ...