‘We want something more lasting out of this boom’: A mining city’s vision for its future

In WA's remote Pilbara, projects worth $65 billion are on the cards for Karratha over the next five years. While the construction boom will step up demand for fly-in fly-out workers, the city is making longer-term plans for more permanent residents.

How Brazil’s dam disaster will have wide-ranging, global implications for some time to come

Brazil's latest dam disaster is a human and environmental tragedy raising questions about how mining giants store their waste, but it's also sending iron ore markets into a tailspin, raking in millions of extra royalties for government coffers.