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.
The law in Saskatchewan demands companies offset the environmental damage they do by investing in conservancy projects. Mining giant K+S asked Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help them develop a project to protect wetlands. DW spoke to Trevor Plews from DUC about the collaboration.
The goverment of Ecuador has made many areas in the Amazon region accessible for mining companies. However, the area is predominantly inhabited by the indigenous Shuar people who fear displacement and the destruction of the environment.