All articles by Florence Jones

Florence Jones

Florence is a staff writer across energy titles and a graduate of MLitt Global Social and Political Thought.

23 million people affected by contaminated floodplains from mining 

The toxic waste could have potentially dangerous consequences for local communities. 

Indian and Canadian officials meet to discuss critical minerals 

India’s Ministry of Mines said that cooperation between the two nations will deepen following the talks.

Research group established to investigate gold trade violence in Africa 

The Blood Gold Report will explore the extent to which Africa’s gold trade is funding Russian violence.

US defence department awards $20.6m for nickel prospecting

The US currently only has one operating nickel-cobalt mine, which is due to close in 2026.

Russia begins production at largest untapped copper deposit  

The deposit is being developed by USM Holding, which has been sanctioned by the US Government.

US and Vietnam secure mineral and semiconductor deal  

The deal comes amid diplomatic tensions between the US and its main competitor China.

UN warns against the environmental impact of sand dredging  

Around six billion tonnes of sand are dredged from the world’s oceans every year.

Poland’s leading party to establish energy transition ministry 

Poland has previously fallen behind the rest of Europe in its energy transition efforts.

Diamond-mining magnate detained in Cyprus over Romanian land rights 

Beny Steinmetz is being held on an international arrest warrant.

Mali’s president signs new mining code into law  

The code will increase the government’s stake in mining projects to up to a third.