Metals and minerals industry

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, the closed LTV Steel taconite plant is abandoned near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, it has issued permits to Poly Met Mining Inc. for a planned copper-nickel mine at the site. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
November 01, 2018 - 1:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued permits for a planned copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The agency said Thursday it has issued permits to Poly Met Mining Inc. for the company's proposed NorthMet mining project. But the project still...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Aktivist block tracks for coal transportation during a protest against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the village Inden, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 8:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters on Saturday blocked a railway line leading to a large strip coal mine in western Germany that has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of a neighboring forest to expand the facility. Another group of about 40 people occupied an excavator at...
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October 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in an eastern China coal mine collapse has risen to 11, with 10 miners still trapped underground. One week after the disaster, rescue crews are clearing fallen rock from the shaft, with the remaining miners believed to be located 74 meters (242 feet) below the surface...
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Smoke rises as farmers burn crop stubble during sunset at a village near Mathura, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Indian capital and large parts of north India gasp for breath for most of the year due to air pollution caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
October 22, 2018 - 4:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. The Paris-based think tank said Monday that with a growing global population and rising living standards,...
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In this photo provided by European Space Agency (ESA), The Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, for the mission to Mercury, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (ESA via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 10:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo spacecraft successfully...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announces a ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Emigrant, Mont. The move extends a 2-year ban enacted under former President Barack Obama for another 20 years. (Matthew Brown/AP)
October 08, 2018 - 6:53 pm
EMIGRANT, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have evicted environmental protesters from the last treehouse in a forest due to be cleared for coal mining. The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that utility company RWE plans to dig a trench around Hambach Forest, near the western city of Aachen, to...
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In this April 25, 2017 photo, Barrick Gold executive chairman of the board John L. Thornton speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto. Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 7:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion. Investors will get 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they hold. Shareholders in Barrick, which is based in Toronto, will...
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An activist sits on a stand put up as obstacle in the Hambach forest near Kerpen, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, which is occupied by protestors to stop from being chopped down for a lignite strip mine. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:36 am
KERPEN, Germany (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have moved to remove tree houses built by activists in an ancient forest slated to be cleared to allow for coal strip mining. Police in riot gear stood by Thursday as preparations began to remove the roughly 60 treehouses occupied by...
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September 10, 2018 - 9:37 am
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are unveiling the "epochal" discovery of hundreds of Roman-era gold coins that were found during excavations to build a new apartment building in northern Italy. Construction crews digging in the historic center of Como discovered the small stone jar containing about...
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