Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

Category: Mining

Sand Mining Locations in India

In India, mining for sand is as valuable as mining for gold. This is due to large-scale urbanization and rapid construct… Read More

December 31, 2018

Why Continue Producing Toxins?: Global Asbestos Extraction and its Human Impact

Human impact of the Global Extraction of toxins: Disproportionate Effects and the Regulation of Asbestos

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December 31, 2018

Great Barrier Reef and Coal Export — a Zero-Sum Game?

The Great Barrier Reef, lying to the Northeast of Australia, has long been regarded as a national and international gem… Read More

December 31, 2018

A Deep Sea Mining Company is Struggling

In 2011, a Canadian company Nautilus Minerals was awarded both environmental and mining licnese to mine from the seabe… Read More

December 31, 2018

‘Conflict-free’ Minerals Initiatives – Goals Achieved?

 

Source: Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME

In response to the increasing awareness about the li… Read More

December 31, 2018

Galamsey in Ghana — to ban or not to ban?

 

(National Geographic, 2018)

It is estimated that 1.1 million people work under small-scale mining (SSM) in Gha… Read More

December 31, 2018

High Modernism and The Aral Sea disaster

 

Aralsk, Kazakhstan. 2005

Source: Christopher Herwig photography

The Aral Sea, located between the Southern K… Read More

December 31, 2018

The Phase-Out of Coal in Canada by 2030

Canada co-founded the ‘Powering Past Coal Alliance’ along with the United Kingdom at the United Nations 23rd Sess… Read More

December 31, 2018

Transnational Corporations, Indigenous Peoples and the Ambiguity of the Law: Some Thoughts on Current Developments in the Area of Business and Indigenous Rights

A Judgment in South Africa

Sometimes, one’s studies and the developments of the “real world” come together in su… Read More

December 29, 2018

Sapphire Mines in Sri Lanka

 

Last summer, I travelled to Sri Lanka and I had the opportunity to visit traditional sapphire mines in Ratna… Read More

December 22, 2018