Howard Berkes appears in the following:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all too familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The U.S. skaters' hopes, bolstered by wins in the recent World Cup season, were quickly dashed in Russia. U.S. organizers say they'll find out why — and they don't think it's the team's racing suits.
Monday, January 06, 2014
The order puts marriages on hold until an appeal is decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Utah has been allowing same-sex marriages since Dec. 20.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Reps. George Miller and Joe Courtney are calling on the Labor Department to investigate "allegations of misconduct by doctors and lawyers working on behalf of the coal industry" and their roles in benefits denied to coal miners with black lung disease.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Investigative reports from the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News concluded that the program "helped coal companies thwart efforts by ailing mine workers to receive disability benefits."
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Center for Public Integrity found miners face a concerted industry effort to deny compensation payments, which includes industry-hired lawyers withholding evidence favorable to miners and doctors at a major university "helping to defeat the claims of sick miners."
Monday, October 28, 2013
Many thought the Halloween maze at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., was in poor taste because of the region's experience with mine disasters. The park is about 300 miles away from West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion three years ago killed 29 miners.
Monday, October 21, 2013
The video uploaded by the Scouts went viral and the men may also face criminal charges. The organization said the actions showed a disregard for natural surroundings.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
David Hughart is now the highest-ranking former executive of Massey Energy to go to jail for crimes related to the worst coal mine disaster in 40 years.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The bans stem from a incident in which an American athlete tampered with the skates of a Canadian competitor. A panel found coach Jae Su Chun "reated an atmosphere which led to the tampering action."
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The 2013 wildfire season hit a milestone Tuesday: Preparedness Level 5, an officious way of saying resources are stretched thin and it could quickly get worse.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The number of acres burned this wildfire season is nearly half of what it was this time last year, though the most active period hasn't yet begun in parts of the West. By one tragic measure, however, 2013 has been one of the grimmest seasons in years.
Monday, July 22, 2013
A year after an embarrassing match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics, badminton is back in the news for an unexpected brawl.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There have been suggestions that if Russia grants asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, the U.S. should respond by not sending athletes to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But others say that just sends the wrong message and punishes only the athletes.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
We have the outlook for wildfire activity for the rest of the year and an assessment of the dramatic but relatively slow season so far.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
So far during the 2013 wildfire season, more than 800 homes and businesses have burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres were scorched and over 23,000 blazes have required suppression. And two dozen firefighters have died. But as dramatic as it's been, the season has yet to kick into high gear.