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  • Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods

    Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods
    The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
  • 'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt

    'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt
    Have you been missing Robb Stark since his Red Wedding? Richard Madden won't be back on "Game of Thrones," but you only have a few more months to wait before the Scottish actor, bearded and in a different pelt, headlines the Discovery miniseries...
  • Gold Rush Season 4 is “frickin intense” Todd Hoffman tells us

     
    “It’s going to be the best episode in the history of Gold Rush,” Todd Hoffman tells us of the two-hour Gold Rush Season 4 premiere scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at 9pm ET on Discovery. And the premiere is just the beginning of what...
  • Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?

    That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes. His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
  • Gold Fever on Discovery traces California Gold Rush

     
    Gold Fever on Discovery Friday, Oct. 11 beginning at 9pm ET and Friday, Oct. 18 beginning at 9pm ET: Discovery just can't get enough gold these days. In addition to their hit series Gold Rush, which makes it Season 4 return Oct. 25, the network is...
  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • A legacy good as gold

    A legacy good as gold
    One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush. Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...
  • Gold Rush Season 4 begins Oct. 25 on Discovery

     
    Discovery Channel announced that its highest-rated series, Gold Rush, will be back for Season 4 with a two-hour premiere Oct. 25 at 9pm ET/PT. The Gold Rush pre-show, The Dirt, will also be back, again hosted by series executive producer Christo Doyle,...
  • Samsung says it was first with gold phone, not Apple

    Samsung says it was first with gold phone, not Apple
    It sure seems like Samsung is clearly annoyed by the fact that rival Apple is getting all the credit for rolling out a gold smartphone. The electronics company took to its blog to argue that it was first with a gold phone and that it wasn't following...
  • Gold rush: iPhone 5s sell out; gold Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming

    Gold rush: iPhone 5s sell out; gold Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming
    There's a rush for golden smartphones, and Apple and Samsung are scrambling to meet the demand. Apple's gold-colored iPhone 5s, which went on sale Friday in the United States, quickly sold out at most locations. It's in such high demand that buyers...
  • Interview: Scott Lomu and George Wright of “Jungle Gold”

     
    After averaging 2.65 million viewers a week during its first season on Discovery Channel last fall, Jungle Gold is back, having started Season 2 on Aug. 11 (now airing on Sundays). The series chronicles the continuing efforts of former real-estate dealers...