Mail.com: Materials industry https://www.mail.com/subjects/4456-materials-industry.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Materials industry https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/4456-materials-industry.html Arconic allows activist investor to add board members https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5213956-arconic-allows-activist-investor-to-add-board-memb.html NEW YORK (AP) — Elliott Management will add three members to the board at Arconic, and one will have a say in naming the next CEO. Elliott owns more than 13 percent in Arconic Inc. and has pushed for management changes, complaining of underperformance at the New York-based maker of aluminum parts for the aviation and automotive industries. Arconic was created after Alcoa Inc... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5213956-arconic-allows-activist-investor-to-add-board-memb.html 2017-05-22T21:47:00Z 22 percent of Flint excavations have led to copper pipes https://www.mail.com/news/us/5201692-22-percent-flint-excavations-led-to-copper-pipes.html FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 22 percent of excavations tied to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis have led to copper pipes that do not pose a threat of leaching lead, city records show. Flint Action and Sustainability Team project coordinator Michael McDaniel called the 22 percent a "failure rate" because crews shouldn't have to spent time excavating areas that aren't problemati... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5201692-22-percent-flint-excavations-led-to-copper-pipes.html 2017-05-17T21:29:00Z Pence rides horse around Montana coal mine, leads GOP rally https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5189610-pence-rides-horse-montana-coal-mine-leads-gop-rall.html HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana Friday night in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state's only seat in the U.S. House. During a rally to draw voters to the polls for a May 25 special election, Pence avoided any deep policy pronouncements or any mention of the tumul... Sat, 13 May 2017 03:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5189610-pence-rides-horse-montana-coal-mine-leads-gop-rall.html 2017-05-13T03:15:00Z Ryan Says Tax Overhaul Long Overdue https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5183106-ryan-tax-overhaul-long-overdue.html Noting he had just gotten his driver's license the last time Congress overhauled the nation's tax system, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday insisted... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5183106-ryan-tax-overhaul-long-overdue.html 2017-05-11T00:22:00Z States sue over Trump decision to restart coal lease program https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5179886-sue-trump-decision-to-restart-coal-lease-program.html HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Four U.S. states filed a lawsuit Tuesday over President Donald Trump's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands, saying the Obama-era block of the leasing program was reversed without studying what's best for the environment and for taxpayers. The attorneys general of California, New Mexico, New York and Washington... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5179886-sue-trump-decision-to-restart-coal-lease-program.html 2017-05-09T22:51:00Z Timber counties struggle to provide services as aid dries up https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5177696-timber-counties-struggle-to-provide-services-aid-d.html ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County's library system is on life support, and its sheriff's department is on track to lose funding. Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal ... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5177696-timber-counties-struggle-to-provide-services-aid-d.html 2017-05-09T21:50:00Z Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5176112-trump-administration-hollows-epa-science-integrity.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science, the latest in a series of moves that could benefit industries whose pollution the government regulates. Deborah L. Swackhamer, chairwoman of the Board of Scientific Counselors, c... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5176112-trump-administration-hollows-epa-science-integrity.html 2017-05-08T20:53:00Z Miners at disaster site besiege Iranian president's car https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5173280-miners-disaster-site-besiege-iranian-presidents-ca.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. Soot-covered miners, enraged over the disaster that reportedly killed at least 35 miners Wednesday in Iran... Sun, 07 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5173280-miners-disaster-site-besiege-iranian-presidents-ca.html 2017-05-07T13:58:00Z Sibanye Gold expands platinum holdings with US acquisition https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5167596-sibanye-gold-expands-platinum-holdings-with-us-acq.html HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A South African gold mining company completed a $2.2 billion purchase of the only U.S. producer of platinum and palladium on Thursday, its third such acquisition in the past year as the company looks to expand its precious metals holdings. Sibanye Gold Limited's merger with Littleton, Colorado-based Stillwater Mining Co. on Thursday p... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5167596-sibanye-gold-expands-platinum-holdings-with-us-acq.html 2017-05-04T22:03:00Z Reports: At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5165852-reports-35-killed-iran-coal-mine-explosion.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. The Fars, Mehr and Tasnim news agencies all carried similar reports Thursday morning. State media did not immediately report on the rise... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5165852-reports-35-killed-iran-coal-mine-explosion.html 2017-05-04T14:00:00Z Coal mine explosion in Iran's north kills at least 21 miners https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5163560-coal-mine-explosion-irans-north-kills-21-miners.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through the day and into the night to reach them, officials said. Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Sadegh Ali Moghadam, the provincial director of disaster management, as s... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5163560-coal-mine-explosion-irans-north-kills-21-miners.html 2017-05-03T21:05:00Z Alex Acosta sworn in as US labor secretary https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5150792-alex-acosta-sworn-us-labor-secretary.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5150792-alex-acosta-sworn-us-labor-secretary.html 2017-04-28T20:00:00Z Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump's secretary of labor https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5149150-senate-confirms-alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The 60-38 vote confirms Acosta to the post. Once sworn as the nation's 27th Labor secretary, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 1... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5149150-senate-confirms-alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor.html 2017-04-27T23:33:00Z Trump to order aluminum imports investigation https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5147360-trump-to-order-aluminum-imports-investigation.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the president will sign a memo ordering him to determine the impact of rising aluminum imports. High-purity aluminum is used in a number of defense applicati... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5147360-trump-to-order-aluminum-imports-investigation.html 2017-04-27T07:21:00Z Trump to order probe into aluminum imports https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5146950-trump-to-order-probe-aluminum-imports.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the president will sign a memo ordering him to determine the impact of rising aluminum imports. High-purity aluminum is used in a number of defense applicati... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:48:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5146950-trump-to-order-probe-aluminum-imports.html 2017-04-27T01:48:00Z Lawmakers: Congress close to deal on coal miners' benefits https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5145834-lawmakers-congress-close-to-deal-coal-miners-benef.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday. A "permanent" fix will be included in a measure to keep the government open, said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other lawmakers. The fix would cost $1.3... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5145834-lawmakers-congress-close-to-deal-coal-miners-benef.html 2017-04-26T17:52:00Z Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5143970-canadian-leader-responds-to-lumber-tariffs-imposed.html TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement of new U.S. duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber entering t... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5143970-canadian-leader-responds-to-lumber-tariffs-imposed.html 2017-04-26T02:18:00Z Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5140892-converting-coal-would-help-chinas-smog-climates-ex.html BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday. The envi... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5140892-converting-coal-would-help-chinas-smog-climates-ex.html 2017-04-25T04:01:00Z In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5140618-mexico-fears-plant-will-kill-wastewater-farming.html TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this. But rather than welcoming the prospect of cleaner water, angry farmers are demanding the govern... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5140618-mexico-fears-plant-will-kill-wastewater-farming.html 2017-04-24T22:31:00Z Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5137432-bloomberg-to-world-leaders-ignore-trump-climate.html NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three terms as New York City's mayor, addressed his intensifying f... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5137432-bloomberg-to-world-leaders-ignore-trump-climate.html 2017-04-24T01:31:00Z Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5132616-want-to-town-tiny-oregon-community-sale-35m.html TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale. The asking price of $3.5 million brings with it six houses, the s... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5132616-want-to-town-tiny-oregon-community-sale-35m.html 2017-04-21T23:37:00Z Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5134082-canadian-pm-responds-to-trumps-criticism-dairy-ind.html TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that he plans to be respectful and engage the United States with a fact-based approach to solving problems a day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrace" for policies that hurt American farmers. Trudeau said during a news conference alongside visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Genti... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5134082-canadian-pm-responds-to-trumps-criticism-dairy-ind.html 2017-04-21T20:05:00Z AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5134094-ap-photos-remote-oregon-town-sale-35.html TILLER, Ore. (AP) — Almost an entire Oregon town is for sale for $3.5 million - or about $3.9 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. The tiny community of Tiller, encircled by the Umpqua National Forest, has been shrinking since environmental rules sharply curtailed logging on federal forest land several decades ago. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5134094-ap-photos-remote-oregon-town-sale-35.html 2017-04-21T19:25:00Z Trump orders probe into whether steel imports harming US https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5130854-trump-orders-probe-whether-steel-imports-harming-u.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to expedite a just-launched investigation into whether steel imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security, saying, "This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on other countries." Executives from U.S. steelmakers, who support the review, stood behind Trump as... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5130854-trump-orders-probe-whether-steel-imports-harming-u.html 2017-04-20T18:57:00Z AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5129612-ap-exclusive-pesticide-maker-tries-to-kill-risk-st.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of or... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5129612-ap-exclusive-pesticide-maker-tries-to-kill-risk-st.html 2017-04-20T14:32:00Z Fed survey finds moderate economic growth in spring https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5128166-fed-survey-finds-moderate-economic-growth-spring.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy kept expanding in the early spring, with tight labor markets and many businesses reporting rising wages. In its latest survey of economic conditions nationwide, the central bank found that it's 12 regional banks all depicted growth as either "modest or moderate" from mid-March through early April. The stre... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5128166-fed-survey-finds-moderate-economic-growth-spring.html 2017-04-19T20:55:00Z EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5126624-epa-seeks-to-scuttle-cleanup-coal-power-plant-poll.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. The agency said in ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5126624-epa-seeks-to-scuttle-cleanup-coal-power-plant-poll.html 2017-04-19T07:54:00Z EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5126156-epa-seeks-to-derail-cleanup-coal-power-plant-pollu.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. The agency said in ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:27:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5126156-epa-seeks-to-derail-cleanup-coal-power-plant-pollu.html 2017-04-19T03:27:00Z Geese that died in Montana mine pit had lesions in throats https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5124806-geese-that-died-montana-mine-pit-lesions-throats.html BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Necropsies found geese that died late last year after landing in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine in Montana had severe internal tissue damage that appeared to have been caused by a corrosive substance. A report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says copper and zinc — which were found in the birds' stomach... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5124806-geese-that-died-montana-mine-pit-lesions-throats.html 2017-04-18T15:34:00Z Vietnamese Prime Minister nixes major steel mill project https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5121406-vietnamese-prime-minister-nixes-major-steel-mill-p.html HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. But a government statement Monday called for further studies on the potential environme... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:38:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5121406-vietnamese-prime-minister-nixes-major-steel-mill-p.html 2017-04-17T09:38:00Z