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Category: Coal Mining
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Tales from the Tread: Black gold — ghost mine bus tour 3.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Tread of Pioneers Museum strives to preserve the rich, colorful and diverse history of the region and to bring history to life through exhibits, programs and education. History came to life on July 11 when the Tread of Pioneers Museum and local historian Jim Stanko took 27 participants on a three-hour Ghost Mine Bus Tour from Steamboat Springs to Oak Creek. Along the journey Stanko delighted visitors with his extensive knowledge of coal mining, the rise and fall of company towns associated with the mines, the railroad and the historic rivalry between Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek. The history-filled ride focused primarily on five mines: Arrowhead, Haybro, Keystone, Juniper and the Perry/Moffat mines. Along Highway 131, the bus stopped at key sites where Stanko shared historic photographs and pointed out the weather-worn remnants of tipples (mine structures that loaded the extracted coal for transport) and other mining structures that remain to this day. Evident at all the mines were piles of black ...
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Great Barrier Reef may be safe from massive mud dump 2.9.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
The dumping of millions of tonnes of sediment in the Great Barrier Marine Park looks set to be scrapped, but the sediment still has to go ...
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Report says water shortages complicate China's plans to tap enormous shale gas reserves 2.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Palmer United party to block one-stop-shop environmental approvals 2.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Senators will vote against Coalitions plan to hand the states decision-making powers over development projects

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Government secures mining tax repeal deal but at $6.5bn cost to budget 2.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Mining tax will be scrapped after agreement with Palmer United party to delay abolition of schoolkids bonus and other savings

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Poland Hopeful Coal's the Future, Not Just the Past 2.9.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Think of coal and chances are you picture dirty rocks and thick plumes of smoke. But the fuel that drove the Industrial Revolution could help power the future, if technology can keep up. In Katowice in Poland scientists are hoping that's the case. They've successfully converted underground coal into gas, and extracted that on the surface. Professors at the Global Coal Mining Institute here say it's a significant ...
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James Garcia: Oak Creek mine tours enrich newcomer's understanding of area 2.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
I awoke Sunday morning, after another late night on the copy desk. My alarm sounded and my eyes opened, but my brain was still sleeping. Where was I? What was this strange place? I’d only been in Routt County — at nearly 7,000 feet —  for little more than a week, and my early morning mind hadn’t come to terms with those facts quite yet. But Labor Day weekend was upon us, and it was time to get acquainted with my new home. I live in Oak Creek, a tiny hamlet south of Steamboat Springs, which seems to be an enclave of laid-back folks, spanning multiple generations of people looking for a quieter life away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Perhaps one of the best ways to learn about a new place, especially one with such an obviously unique disposition as Oak Creek, is to immerse one’s self in the past — to investigate the humble beginnings of a place with such a rich history. Each year over the Labor Day weekend, the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg offers free bus tours to take ...
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Coalgate: India urges supreme court not to close coal mines 1.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Narendra Modis government pleads to exempt 46 illegal licences arguing total shutdown will cripple the power sector

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Story of a male escort 31.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A dead-end job was all Josh could find in the former coal-mining town in Wales where he grew up. So he left behind his friends to become a highly paid male escort in London. Will Storr hears his story Lets start with two lies: Josh Brandon is 21. I dont know what Joshs real name is, and when his age came up he said, Lets say 21. He has blond choirboy hair, his body is pale and vulnerable and, on his beautiful face, innocence dances with filth across wide eyes and stung, parted lips. With his young appearance, Josh is whats known as a twink. Hes also the most expensive hire on the UKs most popular escort marketplace, sleepyboy.com and is, according to its founder, the most successful in Britain. Sometimes he sees four or five clients a day, and theyre mostly married men but there are also wealthy Arabs, an arms trader and the occasional celebrity. His website notes his waist measurement, cock size and gayness to a precision of one decimal point (97.5%). He has a loyalty card scheme. Nine smiley faces earn ...
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When miners and gay activists united: the real story of the film Pride 31.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In an era of raging homophobia and strident union-bashing, two minority groups made common cause in a Welsh mining community. As a new film tipped to be a smash hit that dramatises events is released, we hear the stories of those who were there In September 2010, the writer Stephen Beresford was about to leave a meeting with film producer David Livingstone when he was asked: "Is there any story you are burning to write?" "Well, there is one," he replied, hesitating at the door, "but no one is ever going to make it." He acknowledges now that this is a line you can only use once in a pitch and explains that he went on to tell the story of miners in the Dulais valley in South Wales during the 1984-5 strike the longest in British history and a gay and lesbian group from London that donated more money (£11,000 by December 1984) to their cause than any other fundraiser in the UK, along with a minibus emblazoned with the logo LGSM: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. In a decade when a degree of ...
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Nathan Tinkler's bid to have Icac allegations struck out fails 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Mining magnate uses most of his testimony to distance himself from Buildev over allegations it gave banned political donations

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Icac: Nathan Tinkler in the stand 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Former coal baron Nathan Tinkler fronts New South Wales corruption inquiry after weeks of allegations he was involved in funnelling illegal donations to state politicians.

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Railroad roots the theme of this year's Oak Creek Labor Day fun 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Few things in South Routt are as storied or richer in tradition than coal mining and the railroad. Friday • Museum with Mike, 129 E. Main, 6 p.m. • Art show, 100 W. Main, 6 to 8 p.m. • Spiro’s Wine Tasting, 109 W. Main, 6 to 8 p.m. • Movie night “The Lone Ranger,” Decker Park, dusk • Pub Chugachug, Elk’s Tavern/Colorado Bar/Spiro’s/Circle R Bar • Band, Colorado Bar, 9 p.m. • Pub Chugachug Drawing, Colorado Bar, 10 p.m. Saturday • Pancake Breakfast, Soroco High School, 7 a.m. • Cribbage tournament, Elk’s Tavern, 10 a.m. • Fishing Derby, Decker Park, 10 a.m. • Free Family Fun day, Main Street, noon • Tracks & Trails Museum/Historical Society Store, 129 and 130 E. Main St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Art Show, 100 W. Main St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • South Routt Medican Center Open House, 300 Main St., noon to 2 p.m. • “The Hungry Dog” Hot Dog Eating Contest, Main Street, 2 p.m. • Cake Walk, Main Street, 2:30 p.m. • Oak Creek Coal Queen Crowning, Main Street, 3 p.m. • Bingo, Fire Station, 1 to 5 p.m. • Comedy Show, ...
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Tinkler’s coal-mining comeback crumbles 28.8.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Nathan Tinkler’s hopes for coal industry comeback dealt a blow after Peabody terminates deal to sell Wilkie Creek mine to the Australian entrepreneur
Arthur Scargill's NUM inspires trade union drop-in centre 27.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Barnsley HQ of the 1984 miners' strike is buzzing again, as host to a Unite scheme aimed at empowering the community

The small wood-panelled office, where piles of "Coal not Dole" stickers vie for space with posters decrying the government's bedroom tax, has already seen its fair share of history.

It was from this room in the Barnsley headquarters of the National Union of Mineworkers that Arthur Scargill fought the 1984/85 miners' strike one of the most bitter industrial disputes of the 20th century.

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New coal power stations threat to EUs emissions target 27.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
Burning Europes lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace Continue reading...
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Palmer party deals blow to Coalition environmental one-stop shop plan 26.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government could be forced to carry on with federal assessment of impact of mines and gas wells on water resources

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India declares coal mining licences illegal 25.8.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Ruling plunges battered resources sector into fresh uncertainty with sharp falls in share prices of Tata Steel and Hindalco
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Thousands join human chain across the German-Polish border to protest brown coal mining 23.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Protesters against brown coal form human chain 23.8.2014 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region....
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