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The Risky Rise of the Dams

With mining growth comes larger, deeper, more unwieldy tailings ponds, experts warn.

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

The River and the Road

Float down the remote Kobuk River and you might encounter grizzlies, salmon, bald eagles, and caribou. Oh—and open-pit mines, if Alaska's governor gets his way.

Land and Resource Scarcity: Capitalism, struggle and well-being in a world without fossil fuels

This is a book that seems to be created above all for people who are active in social movements, but who are also uneasy about the current global crisis.

Peak mining & implications for natural resource management   

Former career mining professional Simon Michaux gives a public lecture describing the onset of 'peak mining' and its various implications for natural resource management.

Poisoning the well: How the Feds let industry pollute the nation’s underground water supply

Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water.