MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New federal rules approved Thursday could help save lives at dangerous mines with a pattern of safety violations and put more responsibility on companies to find and fix hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica may be able to benefit from newly found deposits of rare-earth elements that are key ingredients for smartphones, computers and numerous other high-tech goods, the Caribbean island's top mining official said Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world's largest platinum producer said Tuesday it will close some operations, sell one mine in South Africa and cut 14,000 jobs, just months after mining strikes turned violent, killing dozens of people.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to further delay their involvement in a long-lingering civil lawsuit filed by former Massey Energy shareholders who say the coal company lied about its safety record to inflate stock prices.
GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from more than 130 nations began a final round of negotiations on Sunday that are expected to lead to the creation of the first legally binding international treaty to reduce mercury emissions.
The Ames Laboratory in Iowa was granted as much as $120 million from the Department of Energy to establish the Critical Materials Institute, a research center tasked with developing solutions to rare earth shortages, the Ames Tribune reports.
The board of Russia's Norilsk Nickel mining company approved a plan to pay outgoing executive Vladimir Strzhalkovsky $100 million, the largest-ever severance payment in Russia's history, The New York Times reports.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.