Water or Gold?

For the native people who live near Ecuador’s Kimsakocha wetlands, water is vital for domestic use and agriculture. But there is gold under the water and foreign mining companies aim to mine it. The local people are fighting back. Constantino …

New Rhino Threat: Coal

Over 1,000 rhino were killed for their horn in 2013. Poachers have killed nearly 500 rhino in South Africa in 2014 alone. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of South Africa’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park are controversial. The …

Colorado: Jobs or Environment?

The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment. …