Wolfgang Schilka, a mine manager in the Erzgebirge, has seen many mines close in the past 40 years. But now he's been able to open a new one in this traditional mining region.
Though a future in which all cars are electric is still decades away, carmakers such as VW, BMW and Daimler are busy showcasing their green models. The question is how ethically clean are they?
Another diamond and a further attempt by Sierra Leone to distance itself from its 'blood diamond' past. Auctions at a New York house are part of a strategy aiming for transparency over diamond sales.
A new species of frizzy-haired orangutans has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia. With a population of only 800, the newly named Tapanuli orangutan is now the world's most endangered great ape.
The Tanzanian government is coming down hard on the country’s extractive industries. President John Magufuli wants them to pay higher fees and help build a processing industry for Tanzania’s mineral resources.
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