Luxembourg's space mining mission begins Tuesday - deputy PM
"When I launched the initiative a year ago, people thought I was mad"
Luxembourg pioneers property rights laws for planets and asteroids
Under international mining law, mining in space is a contentious subject
INSIGHT - Amazon's billion dollar gold rush leaves trail of toxins
Tens of thousands of illegal miners have poured into the Amazon rainforest, poisoning the river with toxins while attempting to strike it rich
Guinea town's unrest a cautionary tale for African mining
Across Africa tensions over how the benefits from subterranean riches get shared have sometimes stoked violence
INTERVIEW-Brazil prosecutors demand crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon's "El Dorado"
Thousands of miners who descended upon Apui in northwestern Brazil - the "New El Dorado" - are accused of perpetrating ecological crimes in illicit mines
FEATURE-Indian villagers see no shine in gold rush
"When they dig for the mine, they will cut down trees and damage the forest. They will make the water dirty. Where will we go?"
INTERVIEW-Winner of "Green Nobel" says India is plundering not protecting tribal lands
"The mining-based industry has become priority for the government ... but it does not support the common people"
FEATURE-Gold rush fever among poor Zimbabweans leaves trail of destruction
"This (illegal mining) is our only source of livelihood"
ANALYSIS-Water takes gold as El Salvador bans metal mining
Experts say world's first metal mining ban will protect environment and sets stage for a national water law
Philippines' Duterte wants mining ban, links miners to destabilisation plot
Duterte has supported an order to shut 23 of the country's 41 mines to protect watersheds. The environment secretary also cancelled 75 contracts for undeveloped mines.