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Nov 19, 2015 08:48 AM ET // AFP
The gem is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond unearthed in South Africa in 1905.
Nov 12, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Here are some spots on the planet where humans have really dug in.
Sep 1, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A new map shows nearly 65,000 inactive mines--but many more are out there, posing environmental hazards.
Aug 27, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
One spectacular toxic mine waste leak in Colorado is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Continue reading →
Aug 17, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Nations are trying to stake claims to mineral and energy wealth at the top of the world. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 05:40 PM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Prehistoric animal tracks in Angola show that a raccoon-size animal, crocodile and dinosaur all drank at the same shallow lake 118 million years ago.
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 →
Jan 23, 2014 02:35 PM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
Worldwide, there are 110,000,000 active landmines buried unseen.
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