WBEZ | nickel http://www.wbez.org/tags/nickel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 24K pounds of nickel stolen from Northern Indiana business http://www.wbez.org/news/24k-pounds-nickel-stolen-northern-indiana-business-105061 <p><p>PORTAGE, Ind.&nbsp; &mdash; Northern Indiana police are looking for thieves who stole about 24,000 pounds of nickel from a business in Portage using a forklift and a truck.</p><p>The owner of ISA Sales and Service reported the theft to Portage police Saturday. The metal was worth about $225,000 and was stored in brick form in bags within padlocked shipping containers outside the business.</p><p>The Times of Munster <a href="http://bit.ly/Xwfgzw" target="_blank">reports</a> surveillance cameras show a large box truck pulling up to the business Friday night and backing up to a loading dock. The footage shows two suspects entering the business and taking a forklift before the truck pulls away about an hour later.</p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/24k-pounds-nickel-stolen-northern-indiana-business-105061 The politics behind the world’s hard rock mining industry http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-10/politics-behind-world%E2%80%99s-hard-rock-mining-industry-96282 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-10/AP111004023169.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With “fracking” and coal mining disasters dominating the news cycles, it seems hard rock mining gets less attention from the media. For communities across the globe, however, hard rock mining is a loaded issue. From Northern Michigan to Mongolia, mining the earth for scarce minerals often leaves people, corporations, unions and governments locked in all kinds of conflicts. Chicago journalist <a href="http://www.karilydersen.com/" target="_blank">Kari Lydersen</a> is a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She’s writing a book on the hard rock mining industry.</p></p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-10/politics-behind-world%E2%80%99s-hard-rock-mining-industry-96282