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Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages

Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Pollution is poisoning the farms and villages of the region that processes the precious minerals
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Samsung admits its phones may contain tin from area mined by children

Samsung admits its phones may contain tin from area mined by children | Natural resources | Scoop.it
World's best-selling phone manufacturer buckles to consumer pressure and reveals truth about its metals sourcing
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Blood coltan: Is your cell phone soaked in Congolese blood? – The Express Tribune

Blood coltan: Is your cell phone soaked in Congolese blood? – The Express Tribune | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Do Pakist­an’s 100 millio­n cell phone users know their device­s may be soaked in Congol­ese blood?
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The dangers of mining around the world

The dangers of mining around the world | Natural resources | Scoop.it
In the wake of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners, the BBC's Olivia Lang looks at the safety of mining around the world.
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Cambodian Journalist Who Exposed Illegal Fishing Murdered

Cambodian Journalist Who Exposed Illegal Fishing Murdered | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Local authorities say they have identified three suspects who are on the run.
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Ghana arrests 168 Chinese nationals in illegal mining crackdown

Ghana arrests 168 Chinese nationals in illegal mining crackdown | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Arrests follow series of pit collapses in which dozens have died, and highlight social and environmental challenges of China's presence in Africa
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'Toxic waste' behind Somali piracy - Africa - Al Jazeera English

'Toxic waste' behind Somali piracy - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Pirates say $8m ransom is reparation for years of hazardous waste dumping by firms.
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Jean Factory Toxic Waste Plagues Lesotho

Jean Factory Toxic Waste Plagues Lesotho | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Locals Suffer Burns, Chest Infections from Noxious Waste at Factory Supplying Denim to Gap, Levi's
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Grim forecast for e-waste as technology trash to top 65m tons by 2017

Grim forecast for e-waste as technology trash to top 65m tons by 2017 | Natural resources | Scoop.it
They are on our person, in our homes and in our workplaces, many of them harbouring heavy metals and toxic materials which are dangerous to people and the environment unless they are properly recycled.
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Kenya's e-waste soldiers of ill fortune

Kenya's e-waste soldiers of ill fortune | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Electronic waste processing has become a priority in Kenya as it strives to become the
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Shipping companies fined $10.4 million for illegally dumping tainted water

Shipping companies fined $10.4 million for illegally dumping tainted water | Natural resources | Scoop.it
The companies also admitted to falsifying records to cover up their tainted spills
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Canadian mining firms worst for environment, rights: Report | Toronto Star

Canadian mining firms worst for environment, rights: Report | Toronto Star | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry association but never made public.
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The metal poisoning millions of miners

The metal poisoning millions of miners | Natural resources | Scoop.it
While mining for gold provides a living for millions, it comes at a price - the risk of mercury poisoning, and the destruction of both forest and farmland.
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Samsung accused of using child labor in its own factories

Samsung accused of using child labor in its own factories | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Chinese labor watchdog charges massive overtime and exploited workers
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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Natural resources | Scoop.it
In part, yes. But demand from Europe and the U.S. does its share to destroy the habitats of gorillas as well. And things are not getting any better
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Coal mining safer, but still one of most dangerous jobs

Coal mining safer, but still one of most dangerous jobs | Natural resources | Scoop.it
The Brookwood mine disaster that killed 13 coal miners 10 years ago today reminded the nation of the inherent dangers in working in underground coal mines.
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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Natural resources | Scoop.it
As West Virginia families were hit with word of a deadly mine
disaster, relatives of miners missing after a flood in
China's coal belt welcomed some unexpected news: 115 workers were rescued. Three days later, over 40 are dead or still missing
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Illegal Logging Threatens South Sudan Forests

Illegal Logging Threatens South Sudan Forests | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Officials in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state are concerned that they might lose one of the country's treasures if people continue to cut down trees in the state's 14 forest reserves...
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Toxic 'e-waste' dumped in poor nations, says United Nations

Toxic 'e-waste' dumped in poor nations, says United Nations | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Millions of tonnes of old electronic goods illegally exported to developing countries, as people dump luxury items
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China Pays Steep Price
As Textile Exports Boom

China Pays Steep Price <br/>As Textile Exports Boom | Natural resources | Scoop.it
China has recently faced harsh criticism over the safety of its exports. But environmental activists and the Chinese government are increasingly pointing to the flip side of the problem: the role multinational companies play in China's growing pollution by demanding ever-lower prices for Chinese products.
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Natural Resources, Natural Corruption? - The Globalist

Natural Resources, Natural Corruption? - The Globalist | Natural resources | Scoop.it
How can transparency help end the fleecing of resource-rich countries by their corrupt leaders?
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Nuclear waste dumped by Mafia is blamed for cancer surge in Italy

Nuclear waste dumped by Mafia is blamed for cancer surge in Italy | Natural resources | Scoop.it
The Italian Senate is investigating a link between buried pollutants and a rise of almost 50 per cent in tumours found in the inhabitants of several towns around Naples.
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Travellers unveil shocking truth about illegal waste water dumping

Travellers unveil shocking truth about illegal waste water dumping | Natural resources | Scoop.it
Bloggers visiting their hometowns during the holiday discover the shocking effect of illegal dumping on the health of villagers
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Australian mining boom turns to bust

Australian mining boom turns to bust | Natural resources | Scoop.it
The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners.
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