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Pakistan says bodies found of 16 miners missing since 2011

Apr. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said they found a mass grave on Friday containing the bodies of 16 coal miners who went missing in the country's northwest a decade ago and were believed abducted by militants. The miners went missing in 2011 while on their...

Mining accidents kill 10 in China amid safety crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nine workers were killed in northern China during an operation to destroy expired mining explosives, while one miner died and seven others were reportedly trapped by an explosion in a mine in the country's southwest, underscoring the country's challenges as it attempts to...

Diner fined $18K for 'willful' violation of COVID-19 rules

Apr. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass diner was fined almost $18,000 Tuesday for what state regulators called a “willful” violation of COVID-19 rules. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health said Gold Miner Restaurant allowed indoor dining on or about Feb. 14 at...

Main opposition party against mining wins Greenland election

Apr. 07, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Greenland’s main opposition party, which is against an international mining project involving uranium and other metals on the Arctic island, has emerged as the biggest party after winning more than a third of votes in an early parliamentary election, according to initial...

EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Good-paying jobs — many of them. That′s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. As Biden...

Union, coal company reach tentative deal to end strike

Apr. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coal company has reached a tentative deal with labor to end a strike that idled more than 1,100 workers in Tuscaloosa County, the United Mine Workers of America said. The union announced the agreement late Monday with Warrior Met Coal...

Greenland election shows divide over rare-earth metals mine

Apr. 06, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Greenland is holding an early parliamentary election Tuesday focused in part on whether the semi-autonomous Danish territory should allow international companies to mine the sparsely populated Arctic island's substantial deposits of rare-earth metals. ...

Duluth mayor presses Army corps on beach erosion

Apr. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth’s mayor is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate whether the agency is responsible for erosion along a six-mile stretch of Lake Superior beach. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Mayor...

Salt Lake City museum examines artifacts deemed racist

Apr. 04, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Often considered collectable by vintage sellers, objects that display racial imagery can be found on kitchen tables, in pantries, on sports jerseys, in boxes of your grandma’s old knickknacks and in secondhand stores. And now, they can also be found at The Leonardo....

Fort Belknap Indian Community sues to stop mine work

Apr. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MALTA, Mont. (AP) — The Fort Belknap Indian Community has sued to halt a Bozeman-based mining company from assessing whether rock at an old mine in the Little Rocky Mountains contains gold. The lawsuit filed in Phillips County District Court claims the Montana...