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Dec 10, 2014 12:23 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The buried body of a missing Ecuadoran indigenous leader has been found, shortly before he planned to protest at the UN climate conference in Lima.
Aug 13, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Here are six ways humans are permanently changing the deep Earth, from mining to underground nuclear testing.
Jul 22, 2014 09:20 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Coal miners have been digging what German environmentalists decry as 'Europe's biggest hole' at Hambach in the Lower Rhine basin. It covers 50 square miles. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 08:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Drought-stricken farmers and others are turning to the mystical practice of water dowsing, and many are convinced it works. Here's why. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 09:41 AM ET // Paul Gabrielsen
A new method extracts high-tech metals from common seafloor ores.
Jan 19, 2014 04:00 AM ET
In the late 1800s, thousands of people left their homes and traveled to Alaska in hopes of finding gold. While most were extremely unsuccessful, about 4,000 were able to actually find gold. Laci presents a few of the most successful gold diggers.
Jan 17, 2014 11:31 AM ET
Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging into the many methods people use to get that rare substance out of the ground!
Sep 10, 2011 03:19 PM ET // Sarah Simpson
The wealth of Afghanistan's geologic resources could be double the cost of what the U.S. has spent waging war against terrorists in that country. DNews talks with Said Mirzad of the U.S. Geologic Survey.
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