Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to a new Duke University-led study.
New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.
An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.
According to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI), chemical production expanded by 0.4 percent in July following an downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in June.
U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action.
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.
Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.
A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported.
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
Ship spokesman Campbell Houston said Monday the engine-room fire left the 485-foot Pine Galaxy without much refrigeration, and the crewman's family gave permission for the ocean burial.
Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
Demolition crews discovered a stinging surprise and a chemical leak while working to tear down an Ottawa County plant formerly owned by a tire manufacturing company.
A Simplot spokesperson told the station that the company may move employees working in other U.S. factories to the one in Grand Forks if the strike isn't settled by full fall production.