Mining Discontent

Canadian mining company First Quantum Minerals is waiting for the results of Panama’s presidential election on May 5 before deciding what to do with the shuttered Cobre Panama copper mine. As the Canadian Press reported, First Quantum Minerals closed the mine in November after Panamanians took...

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Looking West

Georgian police arrested 63 people after thousands of pro-European Union protesters gathered in the capital Tbilisi this week to denounce a “foreign influence” bill that critics say undermines the Caucasus nation’s aspirations to join the 27-nation bloc, Agence France Presse reported. The detentions followed clashes between...

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Something Old, Something New

The world’s most popular brew of coffee has some very ancient origins, according to a new study. Researchers recently discovered that Coffea arabica – popularly known as just “arabica” – is around 600,000 years old, the Associated Press reported. For their research, scientists analyzed the genomes of...

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