By cutting out paper, improving tracking and allowing data sharing, blockchain is set to revolutionize mining for ever.
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Norway's central bank has recommended that the Ministry of Finance remove oil and gas holdings from its $1 trillion (£760 billion) sovereign wealth fund.
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The notion that the coal industry should be propped up as part of an "America First" agenda is being challenged by the very people it would aim to protect - the coal companies themselves.
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Stephen Yeboah explores the relationship between farming and mining, and argues more work is needed to ensure the two can co-exist.
There is a reason we talk about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age: because materials can change the world. These new ones will do just that.
Mining in Peru has led to an economic boom, but local communities may not be feeling the benefits.