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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.
Jun 1, 2010 03:00 PM ET // Kieran Mulvaney
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico pales in comparison to epic scale of pollution in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, one of the richest oil and gas-producing regions in the world.
Sep 29, 2011 11:34 AM ET // Sarah Simpson
The USGS today identified 24 regions in Afghanistan with high-value minerals that are ready to be mined.
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