Environment

The Cobalt Pipeline

Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops By Todd C. Frankel The sun was rising over one of the richest mineral deposits on Earth, in one of the poorest countries, as Sidiki Mayamba… Read More ›

Thoughts for the Day

Except for the ones that flick through my brain and disappear in one of the empty cells somewhere deep in my brain that holds memory, or maybe it’s just erased somehow. Or…. “Memories are maintained by chemical signalling between brain… Read More ›

A Mine vs. a Million Monarchs

By Dan Fagin THE national tourism agency calls the Mexican mountain town of Angangueo a “Pueblo Mágico.” If so, it is a dark magic. In recent years, Angangueo’s 5,000 inhabitants have been cursed by calamities natural and manufactured. Snowstorms, mudslides… Read More ›