BHUBANESWAR: Minister for Steel and Mines Raghunath Mohanty today said in the Assembly that 32 steel plants had gone into either partial or full production in the State.

To a question from Rabi Narayan Nanda (BJD), the Minister said that 108 sponge iron units are operating in the State, including 27 for which MoUs had been signed.

Chiria mines is estimated to have nearly 2 bn tonnes of iron ore with ferrous content of over 62%

Public sector undertaking Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), the country

JAJPUR: The agitating tribals of Kalinga Nagar rejected the district administration

Warm weather in 2007 helped the European Union towards its target of cutting global warming gases under the UN Kyoto Protocol for fighting climate change, but Spain, Italy and Ireland remained way off track.

Soaring transport emissions also offset many of the advances made by the 27-nation bloc, EU data showed on Friday, confirming a Reuters story last month.

Divisions between Australia's mining and manufacturing sectors emerged on Friday over Australia's emissions trading scheme (ETS) and the need to pass enabling laws this year to give business more certainty.

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No problems with Goa project, Environment Appellate Authority says THE National Environment Appellate Authority last month dismissed an appeal that had challenged environmental clearance to a high-grade iron ore plant in Sanguem taluka in Goa. In September 2008, Sushant Naik, a Sanguem resident, had filed the appeal and alleged discrepancies in the environmental impact assessment report of

New Delhi: Persistent delays in promised greenfield expansion totalling Rs 11 lakh crore by both domestic and foreign steel majors have prompted the steel ministry to suggest to the government the setting up of a high-level empowered body. This may comprise officials from the Planning Commission, railway, road transport and steel ministries.

U.S. steel companies are not too happy with President Barack Obama these days.

Industry executives say that in the last 15 years, they have cut their carbon dioxide emissions by one-third. But now, they think the president's cap-and-trade rules, currently in Congress, would punish them for doing what they feel they have already done -- cut pollution.

Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday vowed to push for major changes to a climate change bill that could move through a key committee next week, including a proposal to count nuclear power as a clean energy alternative.