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Why the Debate Over Russian Uranium Worries U.S. Tribal Nations

KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. — After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the United States slapped bans on Russian energy sources…

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Business

A Year Above Ground

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — Braxton Wright is a second-generation coal miner, a die-hard union supporter and, until recently, a staunch Republican.…

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World

Desperate for Cash, Afghans Toil in Mines That Are Deadlier Than Ever

CHINARAK COAL MINE, Afghanistan — Choking on dust, Mir Abdul Hadi emerged from the narrow mine shaft with a sack…

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World

Desperate for Cash, Afghans Toil in Mines That Are Deadlier Than Ever

CHINARAK COAL MINE, Afghanistan — Choking on dust, Mir Abdul Hadi emerged from the narrow mine shaft with a sack…

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Business

Chinese Company Removed as Operator of Cobalt Mine in Congo

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sidelined the Chinese owner of one of the world’s largest copper…

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World

Ex-Worker Wins $36.5 Million From Company That Hid Asbestos Damage

HELENA, Mont. — For years, workers employed by W.R. Grace & Company in the mountain town of Libby, Mont., worked…

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World

At Winter Games, a Hard-Bitten Chinese Coal Town Hunts for Gold

BEIJING — When Fan Kexin tensed in readiness before a women’s 500-meter speedskating race at the Winter Olympics in Beijing,…

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Business

Biden Administration Cancels Mining Leases Near Wilderness Area

The Biden administration said Wednesday that it had canceled two mining leases that would have allowed a copper mine to…

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World

Magawa, Rat That Hunted Land Mines, Dies in Retirement

Magawa, a rat who spent most of his life sniffing out land mines in Cambodia and was recognized for his…

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Politics

Manchin’s Choice on Build Back Better: Mine Workers or Mine Owners

WASHINGTON — For years, burly men in camouflage hunting jackets have been a constant presence in the Capitol Hill office…

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