Trump's Greenland interest throws mining into focus

Aug 22, 2019
Greenland might not be for sale, but it is open for business. And that could mean a boom for its mining industry.
Nuuk Harbour, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
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In Houston, a growing debate about flooding and sand mining

Dec 31, 2018
In business-friendly Texas, lawmakers could crack down on sand mines amid flooding concerns.
Excavators dig massive pits at the River Aggregates sand mine near Houston, Texas.
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On America's northern border, crossing the international boundary is part of doing business

Jul 5, 2018
Author Porter Fox says trade across America's northern border predates the border itself.
Canadian and American flags are seen at the US/Canada border March 1, 2017, in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.
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The U.S. is rolling back transparency rules in the bribe-prone oil industry

Jan 5, 2018
The industry says disclosure puts it at a competitive disadvantage.
Car lights streak past an oil rig extracting petroleum in Culver City, California.
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Drones to help with Indiana search and rescue efforts

Feb 24, 2017
The state's Department of Natural Resources says flying an unmanned aircraft is a cheaper and faster alternative to other methods, including helicopters.
Pilot Matt Garringer, with the Indiana DNR,  explains how a drone equipped with a video camera and GPS, could be used for search and rescue. 
Erika Celeste

Local mismanagement, dry conditions causing a global freshwater crisis

Aug 8, 2014
The drought is impacting more than just water.

Helium: Not Just the Stuff in Balloons

Nov 22, 2013
Helium is a valuable finite resource that is often wasted just for fun.

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