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Russia's leading role in the Indonesian mining revolution

Russia's two metal giants have emerged as big winners from Indonesia's new mining law, after leading a drive to get Jakarta to stick to its controversial mineral ore export ban in the fac...
In the Media by Randy Fabi and Fergus Jensen (Reuters)

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

By Stella Dawson March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region, and now it is offerin...
In the Media by Stella Dawson (Reuters)

Zinc helps reduce bacterial infection

Zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal, as indicated by a new medical study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Multi-billion dollar plans unveiled for mining asteroids

A company known as Planetary Resources, which is being backed by multiple billionaires including James Cameron, is hoping to find asteroids in space and mine them for materials which are running low on earth.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 3 comments

China accused of halting rare earth minerals to U.S. and Europe

After stopping exports of rare earth metals and minerals to Japan, China is now accused of halting exports of the same critical products to markets in the United States and Europe.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

Propaganda campaign in Afghanistan after minerals find?

The announcement of a big mineral find in Afghanistan this week turns out to be old news. It was revealed in 2007, but its recent repeat revelation appears to be politically motivated.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 4 comments

US discovers a trillion dollars worth of minerals in Afghanistan

It's a find that geologists must dream about. And it just might change the tide in Afghanistan, now discovered to be a very rich mineral owner.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 4 comments

Op-Ed: More Regulation of Our Lives Coming Up

Are you a more or less healthy individual making personal choices about the substances you eat or drink? No problem, the Codex Alimentarius will make an end to that!
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The Case For Vitamins in Our Times - Nutrition and Bad Economics

The world is moving in an unstable manner and its economies orbit with a fragility that is universally unsettling. Let's get a Big Mac and figure it out later.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

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