Mining The Earth: 18 Nov 2014

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:23 pm

*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.


Mining The Earth: 11 Nov 2014

By: 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.”

Late Night: Mining the Earth

By: 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.”

Media Discovers Large Pockets of Minerals in Afghanistan

By: 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 [...]

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