Aluminum maker Alcoa rose the most of major U.S. stocks after reporting earnings that were better than investors were expecting. Alcoa rose 3 percent in early trading. Other materials stocks also rose.
Some South Dakota farmers say North Dakota's Bakken oil field has created a shortage of rail engines and crews to move harvested grain to market.
Federal regulators say they will propose requiring at least two crew members on trains transporting crude oil, as well as regulations aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident.
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department plans to join the city of Charleston in suing over a spill that contaminated 300,000 West Virginians' water supply.
EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.
Drivers are expected to pay an average $3.57 per gallon for regular gasoline this summer, close to last year's level, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.
The price of oil climbed above $101 a barrel Tuesday, supported by renewed unrest in eastern Ukraine and as traders awaited weekly data on U.S. crude stockpiles.
A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.
A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.
U.S. Steel says its largest mill is on limited production, after a shortage of vital iron ore due to the ice covering Lake Superior had temporarily shut down its furnaces.
James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business.
Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.
Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.
E.G. Vallianatos' complaints about the heavy influence that large corporations wield over the U.S. government and environmental policy won't be news to anyone. What is surprising and depressing in "Poison Spring," however, is when that influence began, especially over the regulation of pesticides.