The proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine's potential impact on water was a popular subject at Tuesday night's third and final public hearing on the state's draft environmental review.
One of the state's largest taconite mines does not need a new environmental study in order to expand and operate for another 16 years, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Russian officials say a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine on Wednesday night, killing two miners.
The Windber Coal Heritage Center in southwestern Pennsylvania is closing for lack of visitors, but the mining company that owns the building in question is donating it to a local hospital.
Midway Gold Corp. has broken ground on a new gold mine in White Pine County. The Pan Mine, located at the northern end of the Pancake Mountains about 50 miles west of Ely, will be the Denver-based company's first mine in Nevada.
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.