In the American Southwest, a lengthy struggle to adequately maintain unpaved roads has led one community to ask federal officials for much-needed support. At just over 17 million acres, the Navajo Nation Reservation is the largest in the United States. While its landscapes offer incomparable views, its transportation infrastructure leaves something to be desired.
Saskatchewan Locals Take Steps to Revamp Rural Airports
In light of funding shortfalls on both the federal and local level, some Saskatchewanians are taking runway maintenance into their own hands. Most of Saskatchewan’s airports don’t see all that much traffic — less than 1,000 passengers per airport annually, in fact.
Canadian Government Extends Mineral Exploration Tax Credit
With its decision to renew an important industry tax credit, Canada signals its support for mineral exploration. Earlier this year, the Canadian government extended the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC) through March 31, 2019. The 15 percent tax credit aims to boost investment in small mineral exploration companies that are backed by venture capital.
Madison Mines Reopen Due to Boom in Cobalt Demand
As the lithium-ion battery market grows, cobalt demand is surging, driving renewed interest in long-dormant mines and showcasing the potential for huge financial windfalls.
Midwest’s Recently Patented Spray Trough Could Make Coal Transport Safer Than Ever
The BNSF Pasco Respray Trough has officially received its US Patent, bringing Midwest one step closer to making the transfer of coal safer and easier for the entire industry.