India's top court said Wednesday that private companies will have to return most of the coal fields allocated to them by the government since 1993 under a corruption prone bidding system.
Duke Energy told state regulators Tuesday it plans to remove coal ash from one of its South Carolina waste pits and close two more at a power station that environmentalists say threatens the Saluda River.
Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.
The state's Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center.
Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.
A new poll shows support for a proposed copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has declined.
A U.S. senator said he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.
Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana's huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project's economics to a conservation group that's opposed to the line, according to a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.
Federal safety regulators blamed mine management in the death of a worker at Nevada gold mine this spring, saying managers didn't ensure his workplace was free of dangerous clutter and allowed him to work alone where other employees couldn't hear his cries for help.
In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he won't sign a new law regulating Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pits because he has problems with it, but he will allow the legislation to become law without his signature.
Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public policy, but the federal government and conservationists say it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination.
Families and friends have buried five Bosnian miners whose bodies were recovered from a coal mine pit that collapsed last week when a 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit the central town of Zenica.
One by one, rescue workers pulled 29 miners out of a trouble-plagued coal mine Friday after it had collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. Five men remained buried deep underground as officials halted rescue efforts.
Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast.
Nicaragua's government said it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.
An Australian mining company has offered to purchase a controlling share of Tintina Resources Inc., the company that proposes a copper mine in central Montana.
Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.
A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC.
In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the deep shafts underground.
India's Supreme Court said Monday that all government allocations of coal reserves to private companies from 1993 to 2010 were conducted illegally, and it will hold a hearing to decide whether to cancel them.
Evansville-based Vectren Corp. says 120 southwestern Indiana coal miners will lose their jobs by month's end as the natural-gas utility completes the sale of its coal-mining subsidiary.
Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.
The first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build are part of a controversial energy revolution they hope will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities. However, the plants will also release vast amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, even as the world struggles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off global warming.
A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.