User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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The weird, wild politics of Queensland 17.5.2019 BBC: World
Disappointed voters and small parties - some with extremist views - could disrupt the Queensland poll.
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Rave on: Gary Clarke's Wasteland turns rave moves into contemporary dance 16.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Choreographer Gary Clarke has copied moves from clubbers at the Hacienda.
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Green acitivists fighting the great fight dragged down by petty lawsuits 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite the crisis confronting our planet, environmental activism has become a dangerous activity. The latest threat is lawsuits.
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Why climate 'paralysis' looms over Australia's election 6.5.2019 BBC: World
The climate will be a big issue for voters on 18 May but they face confusing messages from main parties.
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Biodiversity: 'Beast of Beddau' is new millipede find 24.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Colliery tips are home to hundreds of rare species of bugs - including some unique finds - say scientists.
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Why updating the 1872 Mining Act with environmental regulations is unnecessary 14.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The op-ed article, “Why let mining companies rip up public land like it's 1872?” presents a misleading picture of mining and the laws that govern it.

The 1872 Mining Act is not an environmental statute. That’s why mining operations are subject to exhaustive environmental, ecological...

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Why let mining companies rip up public land like it’s 1872? 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

What if communications today were governed by a law passed before the telephone was invented? Or if transportation were guided by federal policy made before there were cars?

That's exactly the type of anachronism in play regarding America's key law governing the extraction of hard-rock minerals,...

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Who Was Hugh Masekela? Google Doodle Honors Jazz Legend 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are,” Masekela once said.
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Can post-industrial towns survive automation? 28.3.2019 BBC: Business
Former coal mining communities have been hit hard hit by a death of manufacturing.
Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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Broke, a sheriff in Appalachian coal country struggles to provide law and order 4.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Before making a wave of cutbacks across his department, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk delivered a grim warning to residents of this hardscrabble Appalachian community.

“Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will not exist,” he posted on Facebook last month. “WE ARE BROKE… LOCK...

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Struggling towns to get £1.6bn post-Brexit boost 4.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
Prosperity has been unfairly spread, says the PM, as Labour accuses her of trying to influence its MPs.
Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns 3.3.2019 BBC: Business
The head of the Vale mining giant is replaced amid an inquiry into the dam break that killed 186.
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Toxic Black Snow Blankets Siberia's Coal Mining Region 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Eerie images shared online show the shocking impact of coal mining.
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Glencore, the King of Coal, Bows to Investor Pressure Over Climate 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Commodity trader Glencore said it plans to cap its coal output in line with a global transition away from high-carbon-emitting fuels, a sharp shift for a company that for years has been bullish about the commodity.
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TVA defies Trump, votes to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants 15.2.2019 LA Times: Business

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors voted to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants, defying a tweet from President Trump on Monday urging the agency to keep one of them open.

The TVA directors voted overwhelmingly to close the Paradise 3 and Bull Run plants. Three of the four...

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A toxic crisis in America’s coal country 11.2.2019 BBC: World
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.
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Brexit: Labour MPs in 'show us the money' row 1.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Rebel MPs warned against accepting cash for constituencies from the government for Brexit deal support.
Hillary Clinton didn't say she wanted to put coal miners out of work 29.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: One reader wrote in a letter to the editor, “It was [Hillary Clinton] who stated that under her administration, coal miners would be put out of work.” That takes her statement grossly out of context.

Clinton recognized the fact that coal mining jobs were declining because of technological...

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