Metals and minerals industry

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a cow skull is wired to a fence post in front of a hamlet destroyed by a mudslide triggered by the Nov. 5, 2015 failing of a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste in Paracatu, Brazil. The UN environment program says a string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, file)
November 14, 2017 - 7:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to a United Nations report. The UN Environment Program report tallied 40 significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki speaks during a press conference, following a scandal over fabricated quality data, in Tokyo. Kobe Steel is pointing to a zealous pursuit of profit, unrealistic targets and an insular corporate culture as the causes of massive faked inspection data at the Japanese metals maker. The company released a 27-page report Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 of its findings on what led to the scandal and measures to prevent a recurrence. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
November 10, 2017 - 6:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Kobe Steel is pointing to a zealous pursuit of profit, unrealistic targets and an insular corporate culture as the causes of massive faked inspection data at the Japanese metals maker. The company released a 27-page report Friday of its findings on what led to the scandal and measures...
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Anti-coal demonstrators clash with police as they gather near the surface mining Hambach, near Kerpen, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 one day ahead of the opening of the UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 05, 2017 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — More than 2,500 anti-coal demonstrators protested in the western German town of Kerpen and at a nearby surface-mining site before an upcoming global climate conference in Bonn. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that a large group of the initial protesters split off to march on the...
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November 02, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection Agency will take comments...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, heavy equipment moves coal outside Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain mine near Roundup, Mont. A judge has given a reprieve to the owners of the central Montana coal mine who had warned layoffs were imminent after the mine’s expansion plans were blocked. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that preparatory work in the expansion area can proceed while the mine’s climate change impacts are further studied. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 31, 2017 - 9:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A large Montana coal mine averted dozens of layoffs on Tuesday after a judge allowed work to proceed on an expansion, even as the government reconsiders the mine's contribution to climate change. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy allows Signal Peak Energy to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Former Navy SEAL James Hatch who testified this week at Bergdahl’s sentencing hearing on charges he endangered comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, has had eight years to think about the nighttime raid that ended with insurgent AK-47 spray ripping through his leg. Hatch said he's still angry at Bergdahl but doesn't envy the military judge who must decide his punishment after sentencing resumes Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)
October 31, 2017 - 1:06 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a "gold mine" of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison the enemy, two agents testified Tuesday as defense attorneys sought to show the soldier's contributions since he was returned in a prisoner swap...
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives at the Fort Bragg courtroom facility for a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 12:35 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Two military agents are testifying that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl helped them understand insurgents better and provided a "gold mine" of information after he was returned in a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2010, file photo, a mine employee stands in the entry of the Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain mine in Roundup, Mont. Attorneys for the coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order they say would prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's expansion plans. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy scheduled a Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 hearing in Missoula in the case involving the mine. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne,File)
October 30, 2017 - 1:38 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a large Montana coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order that could prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's plans to expand. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has scheduled a Tuesday hearing in Missoula to hear arguments...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy. According to projections released this week by the Bureau of...
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October 22, 2017 - 7:10 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or "prohibited area" in German,...
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