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August 04, 2015
14 illegal gold miners victims of landslide in Liberia
State radio in Liberia says 14 men illegally mining for gold in Liberia's west fell victim to a landslide. They were trapped ...
August 03, 2015
Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection
Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies ...
July 31, 2015
Exxon profit falls by half but production rises
Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the ...
July 27, 2015
Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats
A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, ...
July 27, 2015
A weak open for US stocks; Chinese market drops sharply
U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start, continuing a recent stretch of losses. In China, the Shanghai stock index ...
July 25, 2015
Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts
The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits ...
July 22, 2015
Back home, Walker's economic development agency in disarray
The economic development agency Gov. Scott Walker created to entice a quarter-million jobs to come to Wisconsin ended up with ...
July 20, 2015
New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety
Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been ...
July 17, 2015
Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments
Boeing, one of the world's two largest aircraft makers, warned its passenger airline customers on Friday that flying bulk ...
July 16, 2015
New rule to protect streams near coal mines
The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the ...
July 15, 2015
Blast at Washington aerospace plant hurls machinery, hurts 5
An explosion rocked an aerospace plant in northeast Washington, toppling large pieces of machinery, lifting an entire floor ...
July 15, 2015
70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans
A major Japanese corporation will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor ...
July 14, 2015
UNESCO says Madagascar pirate treasure claim is false
The account of an American underwater explorer who says he found a silver ingot that belonged to 17th century pirate Captain ...
July 09, 2015
US agency: Deaths show DuPont has 'failed' safety program
U.S. regulators on Thursday took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in ...
July 09, 2015
Honda announces another recall for faulty Takata air bags
Honda has added 4.5 million vehicles in countries outside the U.S. to the growing list of cars and trucks recalled for Takata ...
July 08, 2015
House GOP takes on Obama environmental agenda
Republicans Wednesday repelled numerous attempts by Democrats to defend the Obama administration's environmental agenda as ...
July 03, 2015
S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president
An opposition party filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials on Friday for their ...
July 02, 2015
Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the ...
June 30, 2015
Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse
Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious.
June 29, 2015
Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other ...