An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral?
The turnaround of a Belgian materials company is an example of the need to change an entire business model
Mining has a major impact on the environment, but it also represents a valuable opportunity to benefit national economies and local communities
Major market drivers are manoeuvring for pole position in the race for control of sought-after cobalt supplies
Not all miners are betting on cobalt and lithium as winners in the technological age – others favour copper, nickel, zinc and palladium
The mining industry is learning to adapt to a carbon-conscious world and play its part in combating global warming
Science fiction has a habit of becoming science fact and mining on the Moon, establishing a lunar colony even, could yet become reality
A photographic insight into the lives of the miners from Dzerzhynsk, Ukraine at a time when the uncertainty of Ukraine’s conflict puts their livelihoods and identities at risk