Mining companies have been struggling with a protracted slump in commodity prices, coupled with a slowdown in China's economy.
Mining stocks only experienced a slight recovery straight after the European Central Bank's decision on March 10, 2016, on additional monetary stimulus measures to kickstart the eurozone eocnomy. This page collates recent DW content on the mining industry.
Essen, in the heartland of Germany's Ruhr area, was once the country's industrial hub. But since the decline of coal mining, the entire region has been working to reinvent itself as a center of culture and environmental activity. Its efforts are paying off: Essen has been designated European Green Capital 2017.
Navajo Native Americans live across several states in southwest United States. Their territory was once a centre of uranium mining, but that came to an end come 30 years ago. Today, with more than 500 abandoned mines scattered across the countryside, the legacy of uranium remains.