*US. National Public Radio and Mine Safety and Health News: “thousands of mine operators fail to pay safety penalties . . . [most of which] are between two and 10 years overdue . . .. [F]ederal regulators seem unable or unwilling to make mine owners pay.” $70 million in delinquent penalties owed by 2700 mining companies to date, 130,000 additional violations among delinquent mines, and many other findings.
|By: KateCA Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:50 pm|
*Everywhere. Sand is one more resource being depleted: “From the deserts of Morocco to the beaches of the Caribbean, boatloads of sand are being spirited away, legally & illegally to enhance shorelines from Spain to Florida to Singapore, or to be used in the cement for high-rises that tower over prime coastal properties.”
|By: KateCA Monday September 1, 2014 8:00 pm|
“Federal officials are looking for train cars to haul nuclear waste towards its final resting place. Too bad they have no idea where that train will actually go.”
|By: David Dayen Monday June 14, 2010 12:45 pm|
I say that the media discovered them because the front-page article in the New York Times today had upped the chatter quotient on mineral deposits in Afghanistan that were found a long time ago. The World Bank wrote about Afghanistan’s mineral development in 2004. China has already begun to mine in Afghanistan, with the Kabul [...]