In this issue

Residents of 13 villages in western Guinea have filed a complaint against the IFC, the World Bank’s private-sector arm, for funding the expansion of a harmful bauxite mine. We consider whether international organisations should pay closer heed to the projects they fund.

In technology, we take a look at ABB’s new predictive software and remote operating service, MineOptimize. We also consider the potential of small modular reactors for powering remote mines, weighing the pros and cons. And in a special video feature, we look at the 80 carriage train that derailed in Queensland.

Finally, we ask what motivates jobseekers, talk to Bluebird Merchant Ventures about Redeveloping historic mines in South Korea, and take a look at palladium as it hits an all-time high.

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Molly Lempriereeditor