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Peru gold mine protests grow

Peru's Catholic Church intervened in reconciliation talks between the government of President Ollanta Humala and activists protesting the $5 billion Conga copper and gold mine project.

26 arrested in illegal gold mining mission

Brazilian police arrested 26 people suspected of being involved in illegal gold mining in the Amazon.

Poll: Alternative energy loses support

Support for development of fuel sources such as wind and solar power has diminished in the United States during the past year, a survey found.

Canada up in arms over dirty oil ad

OTTAWA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Using human rights in Saudi Arabia as an argument for tapping into oil sands projects in Canada is "cheap" and "inappropriate," a Canadian union official said

22 trapped in flooded Chinese mine

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Rescuers in northeast China's Heilongjiang province worked Monday to save 22 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine for a week, officials said. During the weekend, rescuers retrieved the body of a worker who had drowned and

No time for OPEC to close taps, IEA says

VIENNA, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Oil supplies may eclipse demand in 2012 if world economies fail to emerge from recession though OPEC shouldn't panic, the International Energy Agency declared. World markets are highly volatile in part because of the European

East Africa gold mining makes headway

Gold mining in Tanzania and other East African sites is making headway with work in progress on prospecting and resource development at eight sites.

ConocoPhillips looks to Canada's tar sands

July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. supermajor ConocoPhillips said it aims to get approval to start development of oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta within 18 months. Shell Canada and other supermajors are petitioning the Canadian government for regulatory

Australia's carbon tax debate ongoing

Controversy over Australia's carbon tax plan has heated up after Prime Minister Julia Gillard promised extra compensation for the country's lowest income households to offset energy price rises resulting from the proposed scheme.

House hears concerns over heavy crude

Industry advocates and environmental groups sparred over the issue of heavy crude shipments as U.S. lawmakers push for an oil sands pipeline from Canada.

House hears concerns over heavy crude

Industry advocates and environmental groups sparred over the issue of heavy crude shipments as U.S. lawmakers push for an oil sands pipeline from Canada.

German nuclear phaseout means more coal

Germany will need more coal plants if it is to phase out nuclear power, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "If we want to quickly get out of nuclear power and into renewable energy, we need fossil-fuel power plants.