Women have traditionally occupied menial, low-paying jobs in this region’s gold mining industry. Not anymore.
Sam Brannan became the first millionaire of the California Gold Rush — not by mining gold, but by selling shovels.
26,000 tons of radioactive waste is buried beneath the reservoir that provides for 40 million people.
If you take into account the emissions from all the fossil fuels Norway exports, it’s no longer the green pioneer everyone thinks.
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A trek to the town of Chloride is a spooky but dreamy escape into the best of the Wild West.
- Rising Stars
A vast wealth hides below Mongolia’s surface. Can the same be said about Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the country’s new president?