EPA takes step toward restricting Pebble Mine project on Alaska’s Bristol Bay
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it will examine whether to block a massive gold and copper mine proposed in Alaska — marking a major win for native Alaskan tribes, commercial fishing operations and environmentalists who have been seeking to kill the project.
Alaska gas project dwarfs proposed Keystone XL pipeline
With the rest of the nation consumed in a debate over building the final leg of the $5 billion Keystone XL pipeline, very little attention was given to a historic announcement made last month by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.
WEST event puts spotlight on women in skilled trades (With Video)
Thirty years ago when Terry Weymouth was looking for a stable career at the height of a recession, she turned to skilled trades partly because of its potential earning power and partly because of its portability.
A More Competitive Energiewende Would Increase German Jobs & Economic Competitiveness with Limited Impact to Emissions Levels
Reengineering the Energiewende--supported by shale gas--would maintain Germany's path to a low carbon future while generating 1 million more jobs, EUR138 billion in additional GDP and EUR847 more disposable income per person per year by 2040
Americans in high-risk jobs like construction and mining tend to save less money than other workers despite facing a higher risk of becoming disabled, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
There is a bright side to the recent closures of car manufacturers and ageing industrial manufacturers: it means modern environmental standards consistent with those in place overseas become more likely down the track.
The pull-back of gold prices continued on Thursday as traders booked profits after the metal's run-up to 3-month highs at the start of the week, and a drop in weekly jobless claims in the US showed a brighter jobs picture.
Britain to back plans for new oil and gas regulator -source
British ministers will next week back plans for a new regulator to ensure North Sea oil and gas firms squeeze the maximum economic benefit from Britain's finite natural resources, a government source said on Tuesday.
Construction industry needs more workers willing to move
Canada's construction industry will need to attract more young people and workers willing to move from other provinces, regions and countries, to meet its changing labour force needs, according to a new labour market forecast released by BuildForce Canada. READ MORE!!
US coal mine employment down 20% but not among the biggest producers
Many factors have unsettled the US coal industry lately: A decline in domestic consumption due in part to rising natural gas production, tougher regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency, and declining global coal prices.
Next up in the hunt for Gulf oil riches: Newfoundland
As Quebec moves to open a new oil play on an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland’s regulator is set to issue a report that will help determine the pace of development in its waters in the Gulf.
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