Vedanta deprived of awards

Vedanta Aluminium’s Indian safety record is tarnished: Now it won’t get two prestigious UK awards A subsidiary of  controversy-dogged UK mining company Vedanta Resources has suffered not just one – but two – serious setbacks in its attempts to...

Greenwash Gold on Resonance FM

This Clear Spot from April 26th asks which dodgy company most deserves the Greenwash Gold medal in 2012? Who is covering up environmental destruction and devastating communities while pretending to be a good corporate citizen by sponsoring the Olympic games? With so...

Will London 2012 glitter as the fair play Olympics?

This week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is meeting in Quebec City. There is some irony to the venue of this meeting which may not be obvious to all Metro readers. The UK-based mining giant Rio Tinto is the official Olympic supplier of the metal used to...

Mineral-Rich Mongolia Rapidly Becoming 'Mine-golia'

Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within...