Advocates wanting to bring back jobs to the Iron Range squared off against environmentalists concerned about polluting a pristine corner of the state at a public hearing Thursday on a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
An Indonesian law banning the export of unprocessed minerals took effect Sunday, with the government aiming to boost local operations and create more jobs and mining companies warning of losses and layoffs.
The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two successive years of declines, according to a government forecast released Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration released the preliminary data on Monday. It said while the first three quarters of 2013 saw mining deaths occurring at a record-low rate, the fourth quarter saw a significant spike.
Pike County's judge-executive is calling on elected officials from Kentucky to extend federal unemployment benefits to help out-of-work miners.
Union Carbide Corporation has until Jan. 27 to file a motion asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to review an unfavorable ruling in an asbestos case.
Chicago's mayor and the Illinois attorney general announced an agreement with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge piles of petroleum coke from the city's southeast side and accept no other shipments for the time being.
A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have sued the plant.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration released an investigation into the coal mine collapse that killed Elam Jones in Carbon County about 10 miles west of Huntington. Federal regulators determined that the mine hadn't done enough to support the ceiling of a tunnel that collapsed on the machine operator.
The company hoping to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says it will add wetlands elsewhere to offset the loss of more than 900 acres the project would cause.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.
In a key year for the American people’s health and the environment, the nation has expanded clean energy and efficiency and acted against climate change, but further steps are needed to protect our communities and public health in 2014, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
An Illinois coal plant operator says it's eager to address an environmental group's claims that the company's ash ponds pollute groundwater.
A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China.
New Zealand's government on Thursday dropped all charges against the former boss of a coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion and instead accepted a financial settlement — a decision that left some of the victims' relatives angry.
Authorities say preliminary autopsy results have failed to shed more light on how a worker died underground in a Montana precious metals mine.
Russian aluminum baron Oleg Deripaska's company has launched a 100 million-euro ($1362 million) lawsuit against Montenegro over the handling of its aluminum smelter in the Balkan country.
Firefighters in central Poland say four maintenance workers have plunged to their deaths some 120 meters (400 feet) down a chimney that they were working on at a coal-fired power plant.
The local administrator of a gold-mining region in western Burkina Faso confirmed that 14 people were killed and 13 injured when a mine collapsed.
A Somerset coal mine where 142 workers were laid off in October will close permanently, putting another 115 out of work.
A Toronto-based mining company announced Tuesday it is pausing operations at two northern Nevada properties and laying off 182 workers.
A second state panel has delayed hearings on a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills until two federal agencies decide on the project.
As an effort continues to move Illinois away from coal-based energy, some here worry about the 36-year-old coal-fired plant's future — and the town that's reliant upon it.
Residents in a mining town in northern Guinea say at least a dozen people are dead after a landslide in the area where they were searching for gold.