The White House invoked the Defense Production Act to foot the bill for mining feasibility studies.
Nodules on the ocean floor are rich in cobalt, nickel, manganese and copper. But deep-sea mining has raised environmental concerns.
Tin mining in Cornwall ground to a halt more than 20 years ago. Now the county has discovered what may be a rich new source of underground wealth.
The decline in coal-fired power plants began with older facilities about a decade ago. Now even younger plants are being retired.
Greenland might not be for sale, but it is open for business. And that could mean a boom for its mining industry.
In business-friendly Texas, lawmakers could crack down on sand mines amid flooding concerns.
Modern electronics rely heavily on one thing: lithium ion batteries. With carmakers gearing up to increase electric vehicle production, the demand for lithium ion batteries doesn’t appear to be slowing down. These batteries rely on an increasingly important supply of the metal cobalt. Most cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central […]
When we subsidize coal companies, does that make it back to the people living in coal country? In her reporting for Quartz, economics writer Gwynn Guilford found that the answer may be a loud, resounding “no.” For her article “The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal,” Guilford reported on the […]
Could there be a uranium boom on the horizon? If there is, it would help coal-heavy Wyoming.
Nebraska is the only state in the lower 48 using more coal for generating electricity than it did a decade ago.