The constitutional draft declared Chile an “ecological” state, recognised nature as a subject of rights and ordered the state to take actions against the climate crisis
The salt flats of Catamarca hold rich resources for a green revolution, but the impact of mining on water sources has nearby communities worried
Lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement
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Surface mining required to meet America’s coal demand equates to an area the size of Washington DC every 81 days, say scientists
Mining is vital to extract coal, oil, gas, minerals and metals. Opponents cite environmental destruction and high emissions – so can the industry improve its image?