User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Glencore May Slash South African Coal Operations 29.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Commodities company Glencore PLC may shut some of its South African coal operations as commodity prices continue to slump in a weakening global economy.
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Anglo Warns of Commodity-Price Hit 28.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
Anglo American is set to incur noncash impairment charges when it reports its full-year results next month, reflecting the toll the slump in commodity prices is taking on the global mining industry.
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Queensland election: Climate science denied and ignored 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Climate change science has been a non-starter in the Queensland election, despite the state being on the front line of impacts

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The Guardian view on coal in China: digging down | Editorial 28.1.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The People’s Republic appears to be mining and burning less fuel than before. Excellent news for the planet – if it’s true Talking about Chinese coal production would once have seemed as obscure as banging on about Soviet tractor output. No longer. Climate change is the biggest threat to life on Earth, China the biggest emitter of carbon, and coal the overwhelming culprit. Extraction in the People’s Republic has soared, up tenfold since the 1960s. The fate of island nations could turn on Beijing’s acceptance of, or denial about, the pressing need to start leaving the black stuff in the ground. A new analysis of official figures that points to a 2.1% decline last year is thus, on the face of it, seriously heartening news. But having been free to ignore Chinese mining in the past, the world now needs to take a crash course – and the opportunities for misunderstanding are legion. For one thing, what ultimately matters is how much coal is burned. Mining wouldn’t happen anywhere, of course, unless there was ...
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Caterpillar Slips Off Its Upward Profit Path Again 27.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Caterpillar gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, citing plummeting commodity prices, as the heavy-machinery maker also reported earnings for the fourth quarter that missed expectations.
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Seahawks no longer blocking ‘Hunger Games’ trademark request 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Lawyers for the Seahawks had filed to block a trademark request for “District 12,” a region in the “Hunger Games” books and movies. The team is now letting that trademark application proceed.
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Seahawks no longer blocking ‘Hunger Games’ trademark request 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Lawyers for the Seahawks had filed to block a trademark request for “District 12,” a region in the “Hunger Games” books and movies. The team is now letting that trademark application proceed.
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India doubles down on coal 26.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Here’s why Obama won’t get a climate deal with India this trip 24.1.2015 Washington Post: World
SHAKTINAGAR, India — In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat and the reservoir is foul with toxins like mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray. Read full article ...
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The $28bn plan to modernise Mongolia’s Ulan Bator 23.1.2015 Financial Times US
Project will seek to move former nomads living in poor areas of the capital out of their traditional tents and into modern flats
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Anglo set to sell Australian coal mines 23.1.2015 Financial Times: Energy
Miner to dispose of five mines in Australia after slump in commodities
Peabody Energy Names New CEO 22.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Peabody Energy Corp. tapped Glenn Kellow as its next chief executive, replacing Gregory Boyce, who will remain executive chairman of the coal-mining company’s board.
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Queensland MP oversaw mine approval for company where his daughter works 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Ian Walker, who was involved in the approvals process for the New Hope Group’s Acland mine expansion, says his daughter’s role in the company is no secret

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Eugene Robinson: Republicans are stubbornly blocking the road on climate 20.1.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.Read full article ...
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Boom-proof economy: How to handle a fracking bust 18.1.2015 Durango Herald
WELLSBORO, Pa. – The sand trucks barely rumble along the quaint main street in this town in northern Pennsylvania anymore.Three years ago, it was hard to have a conversation with someone walking next to you, the roar of traffic was so constant. Driving, it could take an hour to get from one end of town to another. But the trucks...
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New rules on methane emissions take aim at a major pollutant 18.1.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
THE WHITE HOUSE kicked off a new effort to cut back on greenhouse gases Wednesday, announcing new rules on methane, a potent warming agent that shows up in coal mines, drilling sites and landfills. The oil and natural gas industry reacted fiercely to proposed requirements on drillers. Environmentalists charged that the Obama administration hadn’t gone far enough. In fact, the rules aren’t perfect — but they are welcome. Read full article ...
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Queensland mining lobby accused of exaggerating benefits in MP campaign 15.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pre-election push by Queensland Resources Council targeting state election candidates uses biased and inaccurate economic modelling, according to critics

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The Indian government won’t stop my fight to save Mahan’s forests | Priya Pillai 14.1.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
I may have been barred from travelling to the UK but the Greenpeace campaign against a coal mine in one of our oldest forests will go on Mahan in Madhya Pradesh is one of the oldest and largest sal forests in Asia. The local communities are dependent on the forest for their livelihoods and it is also home to several rare and endangered species. But a portion of this reserve is earmarked for open cast coal mining by Essar , a British company registered in London. In order to mine for coal, they would need to cut down the forest and displace those who live there. Essar would destroy more than 1,000 hectares of pristine forests and the biodiversity that it supports, affecting 54 villages. It would also impact on the livelihoods of thousands more who depend on forest produce, and the wildlife, water and air in the ...
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Federal court asked to overturn Adani mine approval due to impact on Great Barrier Reef 14.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Exclusive: Conservation group argues Greg Hunt did not take into account the impact on the reef of greenhouse gases emitted when burning coal from Queensland’s Carmichael mine

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Nine things you probably didn’t know about the Queensland election 14.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

From the ‘I’m with stupid’ arrest to the fake Tahitian prince, this Queensland election already has more than its share of colourful characters

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