YERINGTON, Nev. (Reuters) - Once seen as a laggard in the global mining industry, U.S. copper deposits have quietly drawn more than $1.1 billion in investments from small and large miners alike as Tesla and other electric carmakers scramble for more of the red metal. General view of Nevada Copper's Pumpkin Hollow copper mine in Yerington, Nevada, U.S., January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bob Strong Four U.S. copper projects are set to open by next year - the first to come online in more than a decade - with several mine expansions also underway across the country, home to the world’s fifth-largest copper reserves, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The rising popularity of electric vehicles - which use twice as much copper as internal combustion engines - and increasingly pro-mining policies in the U.S. while other nations exert greater control over their mineral deposits are fueling the spending, according to mining executives and investors. “Fifteen years … [Read more...] about U.S. copper projects gain steam thanks to electric vehicle trend
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By Jordan Blum Published 8:12 am CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 Photo: James Durbin / TheOilfieldPhotographer.com / TheOilfieldPhotographer.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A commercial driver transporting water makes a connection at a Conquest Completion Services coil tube operation May 30, 2018, in Reeves County, Texas. CREDIT: TheOilfieldPhotographer.com A commercial driver transporting water makes a connection at a Conquest Completion Services coil tube operation May 30, 2018, in Reeves County, Texas. CREDIT: TheOilfieldPhotographer.com Photo: James Durbin / TheOilfieldPhotographer.com / TheOilfieldPhotographer.com U.S. Well Services going public through reverse acquisition 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Houston fracking firm U.S. Well Services will go public and expand through a new business combination with … [Read more...] about U.S. Well Services going public through reverse acquisition
The U.S. Army wants to spend a billion dollars on a light tank, a vehicle it doesn’t need, because it already had a vehicle that fit the exact same role. And the Army canned it. The United States military is shifting its focus from almost two decades of low intensity conflicts, conflicts it is still involved in, to a more conventional force, meaning more tanks and artillery development and less counter insurgency operations. This is a paradigm shift towards countering the U.S.’s more traditional foes, Russia and China. That shift had led several military leaders into thinking the next war might be what Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called a “Great Powers Land War.” U.S Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said that the switch could take up to 30 years, meaning that the military is going to have to revamp its equipment, from ground vehicles and rotary wing platforms to communications and individual soldiers’ gear. The Army even recently launched … [Read more...] about The U.S. Army Wants To Spend Billions Of Dollars On A Tank It Doesn’t Need
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 7:03 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 Christopher Larime goes out to lunch most days, often with co-workers from the General Motors Tech Center in Warren. The father of three said he ate in March at the Buffalo Wild Wings across Mound Road from his office. It's the same restaurant where a food worker was later found to have hepatitis A. Larime is one of 837 people sickened with the virus in Michigan since August 2016. It has killed 27 people in the state, which remains in the throes of the biggest hepatitis A outbreak in the country. As of May 23, hardest hit are Macomb County, with 220 cases; the City of Detroit, with 170; Wayne County, with 144, and Oakland County, with 114 cases. The virus is highly contagious and can be spread through food or water contaminated by the feces of an infected person, through close contact or sex with a person who has hepatitis A or by touching … [Read more...] about Michigan’s hepatitis A outbreak is worst in U.S. What you need to know.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Checkpoint by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author May 12 Email the author Two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska by a pair of F-22 Raptor fighter jets on Friday, the military said. The Tu-95 bombers were flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone in the Bering Sea north of the Aleutian Islands, where they were visually identified and shadowed by the U.S. jets at 10 a.m., said Navy Capt. Scott Miller, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman. The bombers did not enter North American sovereign airspace, he said in a statement. Miller declined to say how close the bombers … [Read more...] about U.S. jets intercept pair of Russian bombers off Alaskan coast