Mining industry

Peru’s dirty gold

| Al Jazeera | The Amazon rainforest is home to 10 percent of the world’s known species, and its ancient trees remove millions of tons of carbondioxide per year from the atmosphere. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat….

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The Cost of Cobalt

| Al Jazeera | In the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing numbers of babies are being born with horrific birth defects. Some of this, scientists say, is due to a huge surge in the…

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Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo

| RT Documentary | The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds…

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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business

| RT Documentary | – The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread – Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury – Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into…

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Burkina Faso is experiencing a gold rush

| Journeyman Pictures | Burkina Faso’s Gold: For at nearly 50,000 euros per kilo, gold remains the eternal symbol of wealth. In Burkina Faso, artisanal mines are springing up to take advantage of this gold rush. With children as young…

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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana

| The Guardian | Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country’s small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life…

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The Money Stone: Underground with a child gold miner in Ghana

| BBC | Alongside the vast gold fields of Ghana are thousands of illegal mines or galamsey, where unskilled miners dream of hitting the big time. These mines rely mainly on children who abandon an education in an attempt to…

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Bloedmineralen, de talkroute

| BNN VARA | Sinan Can volgt in Afghanistan de route van het mineraal talk. Hij ontdekt dat consumenten onbedoeld terrorisme financieren. Sinan Can volgt in Afghanistan de route van het mineraal talk. Hij ontdekt iets waar consumenten geen idee…

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