• mining February 12, 2021 4:20 am

    Judge Rules Trump's Lifting of Mining Ban in US West Was Wrong

    A federal judge has overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres in parts of western states that are considered important for the survival of a struggling bird species

  • georgia October 21, 2020 2:55 pm

    Trump Environmental Rollback Spurs Mining Near Okefenokee

    A mining company’s plan to dig outside the federal wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp is taking a big step forward because of the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental rules

  • mining April 22, 2020 7:23 pm

    Is a Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada the Future of Renewable Energy?

    Lithium-ion batteries, found in laptops, mobile phones and many other things we use every day, often have a rather costly carbon footprint. But a tiny town in the American West called Orovada could play a big role in making green energy more green.

  • Donald Trump November 2, 2019 8:57 pm

    Native Workers Not Sure What's Next After Coal Plant Closes

    Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll along a dizzying pattern of concrete railroad ties that snake through sandstone formations, boulder-laden...

  • Donald Trump November 2, 2019 8:57 pm

    Native Workers Not Sure What's Next After Coal Plant Closes

    Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll along a dizzying pattern of concrete railroad ties that snake through sandstone formations, boulder-laden...

  • Prince September 27, 2019 2:41 pm

    Prince Harry Follows in Princess Diana's Footsteps With Minefield Walk

    Prince Harry is carrying on Princess Diana’s legacy. The Duke of Sussex visited a de-mining site in Dirico, Angola on Friday to continue to champion his mother’s landmine clearance work. The royal worked with representatives from The Halo Trust to help clear the area, which was mined during the Angolan civil war. After receiving a safety briefing and learning more...

  • Donald Trump September 15, 2019 5:54 am

    Idle Mines Portend Dark Days for Top US Coal Region

    Mine owner Blackjewel LLC filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 1 was a big hit to the region straddling northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, where coal has quietly supported the economies of both states for decades and fuels a shrinking number of power plants in 28 states. Negotiations that could reopen the two Wyoming mines under new ownership...

  • Chairman September 6, 2019 8:28 pm

    Robert Mugabe, Longtime Zimbabwe Leader, Dies at 95

    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95. Mugabe enjoyed strong support from Zimbabwe’s people soon after he became the first post-colonial leader of what had...

  • Donald Trump September 3, 2019 2:23 pm

    Biden Taps Influence Industry Despite Pledge on Lobbyists

    Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary promising “from day one” to reject campaign cash from lobbyists. “I work for you — not any industry,” he tweeted. Yet hours after his April campaign kickoff, the former vice president went to a fundraiser at the home of a lobbying executive. And in the months since, he’s done it again and again.

  • director August 23, 2019 8:48 pm

    The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

    Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.”

  • Donald Trump August 20, 2019 8:00 pm

    Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

    Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday “we are all villains” for playing “deaf and blind” and not caring about the world’s oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in history. The Oscar winner came to the United Nations to press delegates who are drafting an international treaty to protect oceans to support a strong...

  • Mexico July 14, 2019 2:46 pm

    Trump Says He Will Not Impose Quotas on Uranium Imports

    President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America’s use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who has pointed to national security concerns in calling for restrictions on foreign metal and autos in trade...

  • spokesman April 28, 2019 8:44 pm

    With Churches Shut After Bombs, Sri Lankans Hear Mass on TV

    The effects of Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public. Many across the nation knelt before their televisions as Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, delivered a homily...

  • United States March 8, 2019 6:57 pm

    ‘Lies and Deceit': Feds Charge ‘Cryptoqueen,' 2 Others for Alleged Multibillion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme

    Three people, including a woman known as the “Cryptoqueen,” are facing charges over an alleged multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme involving the sale of a fraudulent cryptocurrency known as “OneCoin,” authorities said.

  • ASIA March 1, 2019 9:19 pm

    Nearly 3 Dozen People Have Been Trapped for Days in Collapsed Gold Mine in Indonesia

    Rescuers brought an excavator to the remote Indonesian gold mine that collapsed earlier this week, trapping dozens, hoping to speed up rescue efforts despite the risk of triggering landslides. The death toll has risen to eight and 20 have been rescued, local disaster official Abdul Muin Paputungan said Friday. About three dozen people are still believed trapped in the rubble...

  • ASIA February 27, 2019 2:48 pm

    Workers Dig by Hand to Free Dozens in Indonesia Mine Rubble

    A grueling search and rescue effort has saved 19 people from the debris of a collapsed illegal gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province but officials said Wednesday that several dozen remain trapped. The national disaster agency said four people are confirmed dead and an estimated 37 are still buried beneath soil and rocks in an area that is difficult...

  • United States February 21, 2019 1:51 pm

    El Chapo's Lawyers Concerned by Juror Misconduct Allegations

    El Chapo’s lawyers are raising concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury told a news website that several jurors viewed media coverage of the Mexican drug lord’s trial against a judge’s orders.

  • Arizona February 20, 2019 4:12 pm

    Grand Canyon Looking Into Possible Radiation Exposure

    Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a park research building. Three 5-gallon (18.93-liter) buckets have been removed from a building about a half mile (8 kilometers) from the South Rim that houses the park’s archives and artifacts. About...

  • Donald Trump February 20, 2019 3:37 pm

    US Mining Sites Dump 50M Gallons of Fouled Wastewater Daily

    Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at...

  • United States February 13, 2019 12:03 pm

    No Escape? ‘El Chapo' Likely Off to ‘Prison of All Prisons'

    In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s ‘El Chapo.’

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