SOURCE: Washington Post
The Coles Family Land in Virginia Holds Incredible Uranium Wealth. Do Descendants of People Enslaved There Deserve a Share?
The uranium at Coles Hill is potentially worth billions of dollars.
SOURCE: Just Security
Critical Minerals and Geopolitical Competition
by Gregory Brew and Morgan Bazilian
Can developed nations decarbonize without exacerbating the geopolitics of resource extraction as demands for critical minerals conflicts with local labor, environmental, and human rights protection?
Making a Uranium Ghost Town
Both the Homestake Mining Company and New Mexico state regulators knew almost immediately that a uranium mine opened in 1958 was poisoning local groundwater. They didn't tell local residents, who have been fighting for their lives and for justice.
SOURCE: New York Times
Too Few Today Remember the Bloody Uprising of Miners at Blair Mountain
In a region still marked by rampant inequality, the public forgetting of the Battle of Blair Mountain seems like a concerted effort to suppress working people's history.
SOURCE: Economic Policy Institute
A Century After Blair Mountain, the Right to Organize is as Vital as Ever
by Dave Kamper
"In many mining regions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mine companies for all practical purposes were the government."
SOURCE: Mother Jones
The Forgotten History of Wyoming’s Black Miners
African Americans were an important, but largely forgotten, presence in the mining industry of the far west, a story that connects race, national expansion, and labor politics in the Gilded Age.
How Wood Helped America Become Great – But Mislay its Sense of History
by Roland Ennos
Industrializing America's infrastructure was much more likely than Europe's to be made of wood. This accident of nature and geography helped drive rapid expansion, but today means much of the 19th century built environment of the United States has vanished.
SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review
New Book Details History of Contentious Cascade Mine
Historian Adam Sowards' most recent work "An Open Pit Visible from the Moon" delves into the effort to block the mining of Miners Ridge in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area.
Scientists discovered air pollution that’s nearly 500 years old
Humans have been spewing pollution into the atmosphere for a long, long time
Where Did Your New TV Come from? Well, It's Drenched in Congolese Blood.
by Gregory Kosc and Bradley J. Borougerdi
Westerners are still profiting from crimes against the Congolese people.
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