Mining

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
This aerial photo shows a large swathe of Indonesian rainforest destroyed by deforestation in service of palm oil plantations on Borneo. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images)
"Human well-being lies in protecting the health of the planet," said Secretary-General António Guterres. "It's time to reevaluate and reset our relationship with nature."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Protestors gather in Dillingham, Alaska, for a rally against the Pebble Mine. Opposition to the mine has united sports and commercial fishermen and native Alaskans against the project at the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to some of the last great salmon runs in the world. (Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
"Sometimes a project is so bad, so indefensible, that the politics fall to the...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Work at a Rio Tinto mine at Yandicoogina, Pilbara, Western Australia on September 4, 2009. (Photo: Christian Sprogoe/AFP/Getty Images)
"Rio Tinto must acknowledge, and seek to correct, the unequal bargaining...