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South African gold miners can appeal silicosis ruling

They will appeal verdict that paved the way for about half a million current and former miners to proceed with a multi-million-dollar suit, which seeks compensation for those who contracted lung diseases.

Breakthrough review shows geoscientists’ job prospects directly tied to mineral commodity price movements

As commodity prices dip, job prospects for geoscientists plummet – with little or no lag time between one outcome following the other.

Canada OK’s three new oil sands projects

The proposed operations, worth about $3 billion in potential investments, could add up to 95,000 barrels of oil per day to current output.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

Potash Corp. and Agrium merge, create $36bn fertilizer giant

The combined firm will be the world's largest crop nutrient producer and third largest natural resource company in Canada.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

Codelco warns strike at Salvador mine risks division’s future

Salvador, Codelco’s smallest operation, has been battling to turn a profit after dwindling ore grades pushed up production costs.

Oil sands stoppages push Canadian GDP down to 2009 recession levels

The country’s economy shrank 1.6% in the April-to-June period, the largest quarterly decline in seven years.

Potash Corp confirms merger talks with Agrium, shares halted

A tie-up could produce a fertilizer giant worth more than $30 billion.

Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report

Experts warn Canada's mining industry faces a looming risk it's not ready to deal with — lack of access to workers with the skills needed in an upswing.

Australian fund takes over Anglo American’s Foxleigh coal mine

The sale is part of Anglo’s plan to exit coal as well as the miner's divestment scheme aimed to raise between $3bn and $4bn by year-end.

Sibanye logs steep rise in half-year profit, mulls platinum mines future

The miner said it was is currently assessing the operational and financial situation of its platinum division, which may require "remedial action".

Glencore posts worst half-yearly profit since listing in London

Despite a rebound in commodity prices and successful costs cuts, Glencore remained in the red in the six months to end-June.

Brexit may hamper Britain’s plans to abandon coal

Expert says coal-fired generation may remain a key part of Britain's energy supply for longer than planned.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project clears latest hurdle

A federal court dismissed challenge from a traditional owner to mining permits for the mine.

Mount Polley disaster could have been a lot worse — report

Two years after the mine’s massive tailings pond collapse, the tarnished Golden Triangle environmental and economic fallout continues.

Chile’s Codelco may slash copper output as it further cuts costs to the bone

The world's top copper miner admits to be facing its “worst crisis ever” since created in 1976.

US solar industry hailed as ‘light at end of tunnel’ for jobless coal miners

Study argues it would be cheap and simple to retrain coal workers for solar jobs.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

Lenders throw a lifeline to bankrupt Peabody Energy

The coal giant also said it would review its assets in Australia to run a smaller but "more profitable" basis.

Ontario Steel goes after US Steel Canada

U.S. Steel Canada —formerly known as Stelco — has been operating under bankruptcy protection since 2014.

Anglo American declines merger offer from Vedanta

Vedanta Resources’ chairman Anil Agarwal allegedly approached Anglo in several opportunities earlier this year to discuss potential tie-ups.

Fort McMurray wildfires eat into Imperial Oil earnings

Imperial, Canada’s No.2 integrated oil producer and refiner, posted a surprise $181-million loss in its second quarter.

Anglo American narrows debt despite posting steep first-half loss

The miner said its turnaround plan was “on track” as it slashed debt and beat earnings forecasts in the first half of the year.

Haver & Boecker opens doors to future industry workers

The company gave 27 University of Toronto mining engineering students a firsthand look at the industry.