Tagged: Mining

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Dangerous Year at the Lucky Friday Mine

Dec. 16, 2011 9:30 a.m.

The recent collapse at Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho left seven miners injured in an accident that occurred 6,000 feet underground. It was the third major accident at the mine since April.

Gravel Mine on Grand Island

Oct. 20, 2011 9:20 a.m.

Baker Rock Resources hopes to open a gravel mine on Grand Island — but farmers on the Willamette river island object. 

Mining for Gold and Chromite

June 21, 2010 9 a.m.

Do mining operations in Oregon need more regulation?

Future of Public Higher Ed

Sept. 29, 2009 9 a.m.

What should Oregon's public higher education system look like in the future?

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