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With first-hand experience of the deadly risks mercury poses to artisanal miners, Charito Elcano is fighting for a toxic-free future for her community in the Philippines.
Inhabitants of mining communities around the world are likely to benefit from a UN Environment Assembly resolution aimed at curbing pollution.
Camilla Capasso of the Forest Peoples Programme explains how indigenous communities in Peru have taken the lead in making polluters pay for contamination in their an
On 5 November 2015, a waste dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil collapsed, unleashing a tide of slurry that killed 19 people, displaced hundreds more and polluted 650 kilometres of fertile valleys and estuaries before spewing into the o
The use of dangerous substances in Burkina Faso’s artisanal gold mining sector, including cyanide and mercury, is coming under increased scrutiny.
27 October 2016 - Civilians in Northern Iraq are falling victim to additional suffering - including near suffocation and respiratory illnesses - due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militan
Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use the metal to separate gold from ore - usually because they have little other choice.