Mining

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 ...

Charlie Thomas

Mining Giants Mega Merger Delayed

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Mining and commodity giants Glencore and Xstrata have been forced to extend the deadline for their much publicised merger until March 15 due to a dela...

Conflicts and Conundrums: How the Venezuelan State Must Strike the Balance With its Indigenous People

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

To the west of the country, the Sierra de Perijá, a stretch of both mountains and plains, traces the conflictive border zone between Colombia and Venezuela. The region's inhabitants are, today, a mixture of indigenous groups, cattle farmers, both rich and humble, and the inevitable generational pool of all three.

Green Revolution: How Ecoactivism Made Bulgaria Care Again

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Dimiter Kenarov

Some have called the phenomenon "green civil society" and a "new Bulgarian uprising", drawing parallels with the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements in western Europe and the United States.

Charlie Thomas

FTSE 100 Loses Another Female CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Troubled mining giant Anglo American announced its chief executive, Cynthia Carroll, is to step down from her role as chief executive. Her resignat...

Too Big To Regulate?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

A £56bn mega-merger between a mining giant and a commodities trader moved one step closer today after Xstrata recommended its shareholders accept the...

'Trillions' Of Pounds Of Diamonds Discovered In Russian Meteor Crater

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Tech

A massive field of diamonds worth trillions of pounds has been discovered underneath a meteorite crater in Russia, scientists have announced. The i...

ANC: End of the Party?

Damon Boughen | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK
Damon Boughen

The cracks in the dusty earth at the Marikana mine have come to represent so much more. They have come to symbolise not only the cracks in the ANC, bu...

WATCH: Meet The World's Richest Woman

Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in the world, according to the Business Review Weekly Rich 200. The 58-year-old mother...

James Cameron, Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin And Larry Page Plan Asteroid Mining

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Tech

A new world of resources is about to open up in outer space and it's backed by some pretty big investors: film director James Cameron and Google billi...