- Parents push Hawaii lawmakers for pesticide buffer zones Updated: Feb-09-16 9:18 pm
HONOLULU - Concerned parents are calling on Hawaii lawmakers to establish buffer zones around schools to protect their children from chemicals found in pesticides.
- US stocks end a bumpy day slightly lower Updated: Feb-09-16 5:02 pm
U.S. stocks extended their three-day losing streak Tuesday, closing slightly lower after spending most of the day wavering between gains and losses.
- Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer's assets Updated: Feb-09-16 3:56 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer's core assets.
- Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy Updated: Feb-09-16 11:44 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter.
- EPA plans meeting in Waterloo on contaminated factory site Updated: Feb-09-16 9:34 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency has planned a meeting for next month to discuss cleanup of a former industrial site in Waterloo contaminated with chemicals and industrial solvents.
- Business repurposing old shipping containers plans expansion Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 am
SAGINAW, Michigan - A business that repurposes old shipping containers is planning an expansion in Saginaw.
- Public comment opens on gold mining project near Yellowstone Updated: Feb-08-16 11:42 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of the Yellowstone National Park border.
- Many chemicals used in Texas fracking remain a mystery Updated: Feb-08-16 8:16 pm
HOUSTON - For the past five years, biochemist Zac Hildenbrand has investigated potential links between unconventional drilling and water quality, collecting thousands of samples throughout the major shale plays in Texas.
- With only 29 students, Catholic school in Missouri hangs on Updated: Feb-08-16 1:20 pm
MONTROSE, Missouri - The bell tower of the old Catholic church rises above all else in this tabletop-flat town.
- To cut nearly Updated: Feb-08-16 4:15 am
ST. LOUIS - The owner of two southern Illinois coal mines says it's cutting more than 200 jobs at those locations as well as additional positions at a Kentucky mine.
- Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project Updated: Feb-07-16 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial tar sands development in eastern Utah announced it is scaling back work on its project.
- Bankrupt coal producer Alpha announces more planned layoffs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:45 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has announced planned layoffs in West Virginia for the third time in a month.
- Study to look at effects of Iowa sand mine expansion Updated: Feb-06-16 6:00 pm
GUTTENBERG, Iowa - Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine.
- Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend Updated: Feb-06-16 1:26 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days.
- Wyoming lawmakers facing falling revenues in budget session Updated: Feb-06-16 1:04 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Only a few senior Wyoming lawmakers have served long enough to remember the last time the Legislature had to make hard decisions on how to cut spending.
- S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse Updated: Feb-06-16 11:21 am
BARBERTON, South Africa - The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.
- Inglewood's stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls Updated: Feb-06-16 2:55 am
INGLEWOOD, California - The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn't much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes' walk in any direction.
- EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river Updated: Feb-05-16 7:55 pm
DENVER - A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
- EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems Updated: Feb-05-16 5:35 pm
DENVER - Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.
- Disposal of fireworks materials kills 8 in southwest China Updated: Feb-05-16 9:59 am
BEIJING - Eight people were killed and nine others injured in an explosion that occurred when a local government agency in charge of work safety in southwestern China was disposing of leftover materials used to make fireworks, state media said Friday.
- State bans work in part of Pennsylvania mine after death Updated: Feb-05-16 9:08 am
MOUNT MORRIS, Pennsylvania - State officials have banned work in part of a southwestern Pennsylvania coal mine where a worker was killed by falling rock last month.
- ArcelorMittal seeks to raise $3 billion to reduce debt Updated: Feb-05-16 2:37 am
LUXEMBOURG - The world's largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal, says it hopes to raise $3 billion in fresh capital and sell a minority stake in automotive engineering company Gestamp to reduce its debt, amid a troubled outlook for the global industry.
- Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits Updated: Feb-04-16 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.
- Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine Updated: Feb-04-16 4:24 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.
- Salt mining still idle at NY site where workers were rescued Updated: Feb-04-16 12:59 pm
LANSING, New York - Mining operations remain suspended at a central New York salt mine nearly a month after 17 workers were rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet underground.