Metals and minerals industry

December 15, 2017 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 0.2 percent in November due to a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage due to Hurricane Nate. The Federal Reserve said Friday that mining activity climbed 2 percent last month, while manufacturing activity rose 0.2 percent...
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December 13, 2017 - 3:29 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A gold mining company has acquired mineral rights to land in Alaska north of Fairbanks that is believed to contain millions of ounces of gold. Kinross Gold Corp. acquired the mineral rights Monday on the more than 1-square-mile (2.6-square-kilometer) parcel after the U.S...
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December 13, 2017 - 8:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall has admitted that it emits the isotope that was recorded in the Ural mountains. Russian officials last month reported high levels of Ruthenium-106 in...
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December 08, 2017 - 6:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. Andrei Ivanov of Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation said that an inspection...
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December 05, 2017 - 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine chemical accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. The administration of President Donald Trump is dropping a proposal that would have forced mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 01, 2017 - 9:08 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday that it won't require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled waterways across the U.S. The move came...
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Lindsay Pace, left, of Chattanooga Tenn., testifies as as retired coal miner and mine inspector Stanley Sturgill of Lynch Ky., holds Pace's son Theo, during an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The EPA was taking comments Tuesday and Wednesday on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. Pace and Sturgill spoke against repealing the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
November 28, 2017 - 5:14 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and continuing to burn the dirty fossil fuel hurts future...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2016 file photo a lumberjack saws a tree at the Hambach forest near Kerpen, Germany. Cologne’s administrative court ruled Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 against a legal complaint brought by the environmental group BUND that wanted to halt the clearance of much of Hambach forest. The ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP, file)
November 24, 2017 - 11:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. Cologne's administrative court ruled Friday against a legal complaint brought by the environmental group BUND that wanted to halt the clearance of much of...
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for October. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 16, 2017 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 percent in October as factory activity recovered from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that manufacturing activity surged 1.3 percent last month. Many of the gains came from a sharp increase...
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November 15, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety. Senators on Wednesday confirmed David Zatezalo as assistant labor secretary for mine safety and health. The vote was 52-46. Zatezalo retired in...
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