Mining

August 4, 2015, 2pm PDT
A well-attended racing event was cancelled for the second year in a row on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Organizers are worried the salt flats might never be the same.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
May 25, 2014, 1pm PDT
The computing power required to mine bitcoins has drawn companies to Washington for the state's cheap, hydroelectric generated power.
Gizmodo
February 23, 2012, 12pm PST
In what may turn out to be a landmark ruling, the right of Dryden, a New York township adjacent to Cornell University to use its zoning code to ban the controversial drilling technique known fracking was upheld by the N.Y. State Supreme Court.
Pro Publica
March 4, 2011, 9am PST
Gold mining was an integral part of what made the city of Johannesburg, South Africa one of the most economically important cities on the continent. But as mining winds down, some are trying to find new ways to use the landscape of mining operations.
Places
November 2, 2010, 5am PDT
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> offers a first hand look at life in a modern day mining ghost town from someone who is steadily buying up empty buildings.
The New York Times
June 4, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Wired</em> looks at the Swedish mining town of Kiruna that is literally picking itself up and moving.
Wired
May 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Despite a congressional ruling last year that prevents them, wight uranium mining operations have been approved near the Grand Canyon.
Scientific American
January 2, 2009, 11am PST
Mining towns in Lander County, NV are skipping the recession, thanks to a local economy based on gold.
The New York Times
November 28, 2008, 9am PST
Appalachia, long known as one of the poorest parts of the U.S. with chronically high unemployment, finds itself in the enviable position of enjoying remarkably low unemployment due to unwavering demand for its main natural resource – coal.
The Wall Street Journal