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Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has produced long-lasting...

Jacqueline Gerson, Duke University; Austin Wadle, Duke University, and Jasmine Parham, Duke University Gold is everywhere in modern life, from jewelry to electronics to smartphones....

Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail

Christopher Sergeant, The University of Montana and Julian D. Olden, University of Washington Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of...

Mining powers modern life, but can leave scarred lands and polluted...

Matthew Ross, Colorado State University Modern society relies on metals like copper, gold and nickel for uses ranging from medicine to electronics. Most of these...

World Bank ruling against Pakistan shows global economic governance is broken

Kyla Tienhaara, Queen's University, Ontario It’s been a rough month for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. It started off with the International Monetary Fund approving a...

Populist alliances of ‘cowboys and Indians’ are protecting rural lands

Zoltan Grossman, Evergreen State College The sea of red on recent election maps make it look like rural areas are uniformly populated by Republicans. And...

A defeat on offshore drilling extends the Trump administration’s losing streak...

Alejandro E. Camacho, University of California, Irvine and Robert Glicksman, George Washington University The Trump administration’s push to boost fossil fuel extraction has received a...

Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many...

Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New...

Grand Canyon National Park turns 100: How a place once called...

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim...

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Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.” You might...