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MNN Awards: Lamb shepherds reactivation of historical Bawdwin mine

MYANMAR Metals CEO and chairman John Lamb is standing on the shoulders of giants as he seeks to revive what was once the British Empire’s richest mine. The Bawdwin mine in Myanmar’s mountainous northern Shan state was the world’s largest source of lead before WWII, and was established by former US president and mining engineer […]

Natural Beauty Blighted by Myitsone Dam, Locals Say

MYITSONE, Kachin State — Sitting along the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Hseng Khun takes a break from her work to point out a white sign bearing a cross. “At the top of that hill, we used to pray every morning. That’s a very important site for us. We respect it. We even planned to […]