Pope's new cardinals are far-flung, value ministry

...of David, Panama, Cardinal-designate Jose Luis Lacunza Maestro juan, works with indigenous peoples to protect them from mining interests. Cardinal-designate Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico, lives in a place wracked by drug cartel violence...

Richmond County chemical releases rose slightly in 2013

...13.94 million pounds.The EPA study tracks chemical releases to air, water, land or disposal sites. Facilities in the mining, manufacturing and hazardous waste industries are required to submit data on releases, along with any pollution prevention...

Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...protect plutonium from potential terrorist activity.After working for the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Clements has committed the past 25 years to nuclear policies and environmental issues. He has worked with groups including...

Disappointing outlooks for companies like Caterpillar, Microsoft, drive stocks lower

...companies delivering their latest financial results Tuesday.Caterpillar, Packaging Corp. of America, J&J Snack Foods and mining company Freeport-McMoRan each reported earnings that fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Even companies that boasted strong...

Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...before the high court involves an Illinois mining company sued by the EEOC in 2011 for not...applications from many qualified women. Mach Mining says the suit should be thrown out because...to satisfy a court.Lawyers for Mach Mining argue that judicial review of the process...

US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...grew 1.3 percent in November, rising in part as utilities faced additional demand because of colder-than-usual weather. Mining production slid 0.1 percent last month.The growth points to a U.S. manufacturing base that has been insulated from a...

SC gold mine gets go-ahead

...required the company to provide for a possible environmental cleanup is not enough.Romarco says $60 million is more than enough for a cleanup.Sierra Club attorney Bob Guild says the group is considering an appeal to the state Mining Council.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Paths crossed with stars now gone

...That's how all the major Nash ville stars ended up wearing Nudie's sparkling suits.Dickens came from an extremely poor coal-mining family, and country music was his way out of that hard life. He never forgot those days. Over the 41 years I knew Dickens...

Business was booming in 2014

...employs roughly 350 people. The 1.5 million-square-foot facility makes off-road radial tires, used mainly in quarry and mining operations.The tires range from 8 feet tall to 13 feet tall and can weigh as much as 13,000 pounds.It took three years...

Washington County ready to cement its legacy

...literally written all over town in yard placards, business signs and storefront windows with messages like "Earn It!" Kaolin mining might be the lifeblood industry of the county, but Washington County football is what generates the pulse."This town thrives...