For decades Youngstown, Ohio, was one of the great centers of U.S. steel manufacturing. Then the industry collapsed and jobs disappeared. Now, shale gas is reviving the city’s hopes – and fears.
Environmental campaigners have shown they can fight the system – but how far can they fix it?
Rosia Montana has a long tradition of mining that stretches back more than 2,000 years, but a new open-pit gold mining site would destroy original mining tunnels and limit archaeological research.
Last year a reservoir at the Ajka Alumina plant in Hungary collapsed, releasing toxic mud into the surrounding area. Now, 8 months later, those affected by the accident are still rebuilding.