High carbon monoxide levels forces Illinois mine evacuation
An underground coal mine in central Illinois was evacuated last month after high carbon monoxide levels were detected, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed today.
Financial services giant to stop backing thermal coal
A multinational financial services company will phase out its thermal coal-related business by 2040 as part of its strategy to fight climate change.
Vilsack: No decision yet on copper mine near Boundary Waters
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this week that the Biden administration has not made any decisions on the fate of a controversial copper and nickel mine planned in northeastern Minnesota.
Army Corps: Pebble mine appeal won't be done in 2021
The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday said it will take more than a year to review Pebble LP's bid to reverse the denial of its permit to mine copper and gold in southwest Alaska.
Insufficient minerals threaten energy transition — report
Governments need to act fast to shore up supplies of minerals essential to clean energy technologies if the world is to reach goals to slow the rate of global warming, the International Energy Agency warned in a report today.