Searching for gold at the end of the Guatemalan rainbow

A Canadian television director sent a four-person crew to investigate questions about Canadian mining companies operating in eastern and western Guatemala. At the Marlin Mine, operated by GoldCorp, local residents claim the massive mining projects leave little value...

Vedanta’s plan mired in charges of ecological sin in India

Drive up from the district head-quarters of Bhawanipatna to Vedanta’s project site in Lanjigarh, and it is hard to miss the sight of rocks and trees clinging to the steep flanks of every hill along the way. This part of Kalahandi is mostly flat agrarian land...

Vedanta sets sights on Anglo’s zinc business

Vedanta Resources promoter Anil Agarwal was just a scrap trader in Mumbai at the age of 20. Nearly four decades later, he is taking on Anglo-Swiss mining giant Xstrata and China Metallurgical to buy Anglo American’s zinc business. See...

Black Mesa mine mess

A controversial clean water permit for a coal mine complex sited at a Navajo and Hopi sacred mountain is once again up for review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Peabody Western Coal Company seeks a renewal of its water quality permit for the Black...

"Planet or Death!"

Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Courageous Speech at World People’s Conference on Climate Change Morales’ choice of opening words as well as his convening of this unprecedented global mobilization represents more than a greening of revolutionary...

LMN and others write to investors in Vedanta

On 12 April, London Mining Network, Survival International, BankTrack, Urgewald, ASAR, Les Amis de la Terre, Setem, Netwerk Vlaanderen, Amigos da Terra and other organisations wrote to institutional investors in Vedanta, urging them to disinvest from the company....