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.
Australians are experiencing climate change up close and personal. They’ve seen years of drought, record heat waves, devastating bushfires, and ocean warming that's killing the Great Barrier Reef. Yet the government there is pushing ahead with new mining projects. That's angering activists in the state of Queensland, where one of the biggest coal mines in the world is under construction.
The US currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, and deaths, in the world. Some areas have fared better than others — in West Virginia, for example, there are relatively few cases. But the state was still impacted by weeks of lockdown measures. The former mining town of Thomas had reinvented itself as a home for artists. But now the town is again fighting for survival.