Tag Archives: resource extraction

Why the Mainstream Media Ignores Climate Change

  There is much to be desired in the mainstream media’s coverage of energy politics and climate change, but perhaps the single most important fact that gets consistently overlooked—that is scarcely apprehended by the general public and yet comes to … Continue reading

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On the roots of our skyscrapers: The development of Toronto’s extractive economy

It was not until recently that I learned that Toronto is the financial headquarters of the global mining industry. It is possibly our best-kept, and deepest, darkest secret. For the 8 percent of our city that works in finance that … Continue reading

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Gated Communities and the Oil Boom in Los Angeles County

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The California Gold Rush and the Emergence of Open-Entry Mining in the United States

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