New York voters have approved a proposal for an Adirondack mineral company to expand its Essex County pit mine onto 200 acres of state-owned land in exchange for 1,500 acres elsewhere. NYCO Minerals Inc. says it will restore the 200 acres and return it to the state in about 10 years.
Swiss prosecutors confirmed today that a criminal investigation has been opened against one of the world's largest processors of precious metals over allegations that it laundered gold obtained through war crimes. The Geneva-based campaign group TRIAL announced that it had filed a criminal complaint against Argor-Heraeus, claiming they processed three tons of gold ore that was obtained by pillaging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Lakeland Resources announced that its joint-venture partner New Dimension Resources has received the necessary permits to begin a minimum 1,800-metre diamond drill program on the company's Midas Gold Property. The Midas Gold Property, located approximately 50 kilometres northeast of the town of Wawa, in north central Ontario, consists of 12 staked claims covering 2,112 hectares.
Nucor Steel is trying to block the opening of a competing $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas by objecting to the new company's requests for environmental permits. Nucor claims that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has a conflict of interest in regulating the plant because the state has pledged funding to help get the mill built.
Miners, their spouses and other family members who still live at home can get up to $5,000 per person for training in high-demand fields such as healthcare, truck driving, welding, electrical engineering, HVAC repair, diesel technology and chemical processing.
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?
FloLevel Technologies launches a new self-cleaning acoustic level and flow analyzer for Flotation Cells.
Greenland's parliament has agreed to remove a 25-year-old ban on uranium mining, paving the way for an industrial boom that the Arctic island hopes will help it gain independence from former colonial master Denmark.
Jamaica's energy minister has opened a pilot plant where researchers will test whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from bauxite waste on the Caribbean island. The small plant was opened Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the capital of Kingston. Full operations are expected to begin before the end of the month.
EQT Corp. will soon ask a judge to order six West Virginia property owners to plug and abandon a water well they dug to subvert the company's plans for five natural gas wells. Under state law, gas companies can't drill within 250 feet of an existing water well or spring used for human consumption.
Following a request to suspend operations at Presque Isle Power Plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, official say the plant should remain operating through at least 2014 to maintain reliable electricity service in the region.
Media outlets are reporting that members at the Mountain State Carbon plant rejected the proposed contract last week on a 181-73 vote. Mountain State was a joint venture between Severstal and the now-bankrupt RG Steel. That bankruptcy wiped out the old contract.
A conference in Pittsburgh focuses on putting a stop to coal mining, fracking for oil and gas and nuclear power, but organizers also want workers to join the battle against climate change. Union leaders say that workers need new jobs to make a transition to clean energy, noting that shutting down industries such as coal can turn entire communities into a ghost town.
Macro Sensors introduce LVDT Linear Position Sensors as a critical position feedback component on its down hole drilling equipment.
The price of corn fell to its lowest point in more than three years after a U.S. government estimate of corn stocks came in higher than traders had anticipated. The price of corn has been falling this summer in response to an 80-year high in planting levels and conditions that didn't mirror last year's drought.
Once fully operational in 2014, the plant, which is the first of its kind in the United States, is expected to capture 300,000 tons of CO2 annually. The commercial-scale plant will employ roughly 35 people and is expected to create more than 200 jobs through the plant's construction and on-going operations.
The State Board of Minerals and Environment reversed course and will accept for the public record a resolution from the Rapid City Common Council expressing concern about a proposed uranium mine in the southern Black Hills, city Attorney Joel Landeen told the council Tuesday at a special board meeting.
Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal.
A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of designated sage grouse habitat in east-central Wyoming. The agreement allows the state to accommodate drilling while sticking with its strategy to keep the birds off the federal endangered species list.
Republicans in the House pushed through a bill Wednesday to speed up government review of gold, copper, silver and uranium mining on federal land. The bill makes it harder for opponents to mount legal challenges against new ventures and sets a 30-month timeline for environmental reviews.
The coal industry is bracing for new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants fired by coal. The rules are expected to emerge by week's end from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to media reports.
A fire at a Campbell County coal mine has left three coal miners with second- and third-degree burns. Officials say the men were burned while they were working to change a bearing on a chain conveyor at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine.
The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission on Tuesday approved a proposed set of rules aimed at protecting groundwater at copper mines despite claims by the attorney general's office that the proposal contradicts existing state law.
Patriot Coal Corp. says it plans to idle a mine complex in southern West Virginia that employs about 250 workers. St. Louis-based Patriot says in a news release that it gave the workers a 60-day notice on Tuesday. The company expects to offer jobs at other operations to about 50 workers.
Romania's prime minister, Victor Ponta, says Parliament will not support a Canadian gold mine that has drawn mass protests this week over the use of cyanide in the extraction process. The Prime Minister said he would seek other ways to find jobs in the struggling region.