Mexico's top environmental official said that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.
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.
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.
A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency says 23 workers are trapped after a coal mine was flooded in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.
Six workers at an East Texas coal mine have suffered burns from falling debris. Mine owner Luminant says the accident happened Wednesday in Thermo, about 80 miles northeast of Dallas.
Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region.
Two Arkansas legislative committees approved a non-binding resolution opposing a proposed federal rule to lessen carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by state regulators to allow construction of a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula backwoods, the latest development in a 12-year legal and political struggle.
Online court documents show the auction is scheduled for Aug. 18. If the successful bid contemplates a sale, a sale-approval hearing would be held Aug. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond.
A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.
A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.
Nine miners were rescued from a collapsed mine on Tuesday after being trapped inside for several hours, Turkey's state-run news agency said.
A coal mine collapsed in northern Turkey earlier today, trapping up to nine people inside, an official said.
Environmental, health and neighborhood groups on Monday called on Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons they fear may be contaminating wells that supply water to residents on the city's south side.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public meetings in Alaska on proposed restrictions for development of the Pebble Mine.
An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a facility in Joliet to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 jobs.
David E. Runyon's guilty plea came in U.S. District Court in Charleston. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for extortion and tax evasion.
A federal judge has approved an agreement by the nation's largest public utility to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities.
Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.
Alabama Power Co. said it will reduce or end coal use at three generating plants because of federal environmental rules as it spends $1 billion to meet new air emission rules.
When Alpha partly laid blame on EPA regulation for layoff plans, it set off a chain reaction of political finger-pointing in West Virginia. Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the state's fears over EPA rules became reality. Several GOP congressional candidates heightened attacks against Democratic foes for being on the same side as Obama.
More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.