Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn

RIO DE JANEIRO — A dam in southern Brazil that contains tons of toxic waste from…

Horseman Rides Into Crowd of Anti-Coal Protesters in Australia, Injuring Woman

SYDNEY, Australia — The battle over plans for a gargantuan coal mine in central Australia turned…

An Oil Spill Fouls a Tropical Eden Already Scarred by Mining

KANGAVA BAY, Rennell Island — On Rennell Island, a wild, windswept speck in the Pacific Ocean,…

Myanmar Jade Mine Disaster Feared to Have Killed More Than 50

MANDALAY, Myanmar — At least 54 jade miners in northern Myanmar were believed to be dead…

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

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In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again

ASBEST, Russia — Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos…

Death Toll From Indonesia Landslide Climbs to 17

HONG KONG — A weeklong, round-the-clock search for victims of a landslide that may have buried…

Leaders of Brazil Mining Giant Vale Step Down as Criminal Inquiry Widens

RIO DE JANEIRO — The top executives at Vale, Brazil’s largest mining company, agreed over the…

Brazil Arrests 8 at Mining Giant Vale Over Deadly Dam Collapse

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The Brazilian police arrested eight employees, including two executive directors, of the…