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Mining among unhappiest industries to work in — study

Experts looked at over 500,000 survey responses from over 60,000 employees in 13 different industries worldwide.

US scientists figure cost-effective way to extract rare earths from coal

The new mineral processing technique also makes the extraction environmentally friendly.

China 'war on coal' to drive labour unrest — report

The country's renewable energy industry will benefit, as it is set to step in as a substitute for coal in the coming years.

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

TransCanada Energy East pipeline project to create 120 jobs in Quebec

The firm has signed a deal with a power equipment manufacturer that will create up to 120 jobs in Quebec.

Anglo American risks eviction from FTSE 100

FTSE 100 reweighting to take place in March.

Anglo American may fully exit Brazil — report

The company is said to be wanting to offload its Barro Alto nickel mine and the vast Minas-Rio iron ore complex.

Anglo American shares rally on iron ore output hike, cost-cutting measures

The besieged miner plans to lower costs at its iron ore mines after boosting total annual output for the steelmaking ingredient.

Freeport-McMoRan reports 4Q loss on metals, oil slump

Quarterly net loss attributable to common stock was $4.08 billion, or $3.47 per share, compared with a loss of $2.85 billion, or $2.75 per share, last year.

Aussie mining tycoon Palmer promises ‘truth’ on massive job cuts at his nickel refinery

He said he would open up after a creditors meeting next week in Townsville, where his his Queensland Nickel company is based.

Freeport Indonesia boss steps down

Maroef Sjamsuddin's decision comes less than a month after the chairman of the U.S. mining giant stepped down.

PotashCorp mothballs Picadilly mine, leaves more than 420 jobless

The indefinite suspension of the Picadilly mine, in Canada's New Brunswick, is expected to cut the company's capital costs by $50 million in 2016 and $135 million over the next two years.

Areva earned $300 million in US uranium enrichment contracts last year

The announcement comes as the company is laying off about 50 workers in Lynchburg, Virginia, a bit more than half the jobs it has cut in the US as of late.

US sets moratorium on new federal coal leases

The freeze on new leases for coal mined from federal lands is part of a sweeping review of the federal coal plan.

Fresh setback for Gabriel Resources in Romania, Rosia Montana named historic site

The decision grants Rosia Montana protection from industrial activities, including mining.

Arch Coal’s bankruptcy suggests a questionable strategy

The company's executives seem oblivious to the downward trend in the coal markets.

US coal miners’ struggles at dawn of 20th century not too far from today’s

Documentary to air Jan. 26 on PBS tells the story of how coal miners came together in a protracted struggle for their rights.

President Obama to revamp coal industry, calls miners to 'invest in the future'

In his final State of the Union address, Obama said companies leasing coal and oil rights on federal land should pay more for the effects those fuels have on climate change.

Anglo American officially out of the Middle East

The miner has finally completed the sale of assets from its Tarmac joint venture to a subsidiary of French engineering and construction group Bouygues.

Calling Queensland’s best and brightest mining contractors

Submissions for the Queensland Mining Contractor Awards open today, with entries welcomed across innovation, cost and time saving, product development, engagement and equal opportunity categories.

Arch Coal files for bankruptcy amid decline of US sector

Miner seeks to cut $4.5 billion in debt.

Freeport-McMoRan chairman resigns, shares plummet

The company's co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit the board.

Australia ok’s vast coal port expansion near Great Barrier Reef

The expansion work will require dredging 1.1 million cubic meters of seabed near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Caterpillar to pay $74 million after found guilty of stealing trade secrets

England-based supplier Miller UK won a case filed five years ago, in which accused CAT of misusing classified information to produce its own coupler, rather than buying it from them.

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline costs up 30 pct to $15.7bn

The firm has filed an amended application, which makes nearly 700 changes to the route in response to concerns about environmentally sensitive areas.