A Scary Merger

More control? What if the most powerful companies in the world become even more powerful?

The call it thebiggest company you never heard of.” But soon you will hear about it because its becoming even bigger. Next month we will hear about a impressive merger in the business world: the one of Anglo-Swiss multinational mining company Xstrata and the Swiss Continue reading

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The Constant Fighters

Who really fights for the rigths of the world we live in? Let me introduce this year’s winner of the green Nobel Prize.

The Goldman Environmental Prize is given to those struggling at the bottom: grassroots activists. The founder describe it as following: “The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.” Continue reading

Poison for Locals, Minerals for Us

Children are dying in Nigeria thanks to one of the most valuable thing on Earth: gold.

Zamfara, a state in the North of Nigeria has a lot of gold. But the price to get it out is high. Lead poisoning in the area has already killed at least 500 children. Many more are struggling for their survival. Continue reading