EV battery
Amnesty International questions ethics of EV batteries

The charity has suggested the mining and production processes associated with batteries may be ethically and environmentally harmful

Resource extraction
Global resource extraction ‘has more than tripled since 1970’

UN Environment says the annual extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tonnes to 92 billion tonnes over the period

Glencore pledges to cap global coal production

It has vowed to align the business with the Paris climate targets following pressure from investors

A view of Earth from the moon
Could moon mining mission be the key to sustainable rocket fuel?

The European Space Agency and ArianeGroup suggest regolith ore in space could prove a valuable resource

Coal mining
Are US coal mines being shafted?

The number of active coal mines operating across the country more than halved between 2008 and 2017

Energy cost of mining bitcoin ‘double that of gold’

New research reveals the significant energy expense in generating cryptocurrencies

RWE boss says Hambach Forest and its tree houses will have to go

The energy giant wants to raze the woodland in Germany to expand its nearby coal mine

Lithium mine in Nevada could provide ‘quarter of global supply’

Lithium Americas says it has huge plans to develop the McDermitt Caldera

Chinese lithium giant to buy 24% stake in rival for $4.1bn

The proposed deal between Tianqi Lithium and Sociedad Química y Minera will be subject to competition concerns

RBS vows to stop financing new coal and Arctic oil projects

The bank’s new policy changes is part of its efforts to tackle climate change