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.
As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?
As we gradually make the switch to renewables and electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium — to make the batteries — is expected to double over the next decade. But it's easy to forget the devastating impacts caused by lithium extraction. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Chile to find out more about the challenge of balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection.
More than a thousand coal miners in Spain are set to lose their jobs between now and the end of the year, as Spains new left-wing government closes the pits and refocuses on renewable power sources. One traditional coal-mining region in Spain’s south is taking a novel approach to job creation: chainsaw-wielding killers, zombies and evil clowns.