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MAYOR Carlito Pentecostes of Gonzaga, Cagayan in Northern Philippines died on the spot in a daylight ambush staged by three men in camouflaged uniform while attending a flag-raising ceremony in front of the town hall Monday morning.
Award-winning country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is joining the fight against mountaintop removal -- a surface mining practice that involves clearing, blasting and processing mountaintops or ridge lines for coal. This rendition of "America the
Minnesota's Environmental Quality Board (EQB) on Wednesday adopted a toolbox of frac sand standards designed to help local governments regulate an industry whose explosive growth in the last 18 months has brought the region riches as well as
Kyle Slaby bounds up the slope behind his house, stopping at the sandstone outcrop he hopes will save his family's farm...But these days there's more money a lot more in mining the sand below.
A Republican-backed bill that would protect existing sand mines from new restrictions would tie local government officials' hands and make it impossible to regulate the industry going forward, opponents told the Legislature's mining committees Monday.
The government has cleared Apex Mining Co. to re-start its operations after reporting a tailings spill last month at its Maco gold-silver mine in Compostela Valley. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange Friday, Apex said the Mines and
In raids in the Central District on Monday morning police arrested 20 suspects they say made millions running a massive illegal sand mining operation in the Yavne dunes. The men were arrested following a drawn-out undercover investigation by officers
Beneath the controversy over Minnesota's first proposed copper mine lurks a hundred-million-dollar question: How much would it cost to protect the state from water pollution, environmental calamities and mining company bankruptcies that could occur
A southeastern Minnesota county is exploring a permanent ban on new frack sand mining. Houston County commissioners have voted to extend a moratorium on new sand mining through March 2015. County commissioners also are asking state officials for
49 New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal