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Category: Coal Mining
Last updated: Nov 26 2014 13:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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24 workers killed, 52 injured in China's coal mine fire 26.11.2014 CNN-IBN: World
At least 24 coal mine workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday in underground fire in China's northeastern Liaoning Province.
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24 killed in coal mine fire in China 26.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, Nov 26 : At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured in coal mine fire in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Wednesday, the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation said.
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Chinese state media says 24 coal miners killed in underground fire, 52 others injured 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Investors weigh up Coal India’s future 25.11.2014 Financial Times: Energy
After activist’s withdrawal, can state-backed mining monopoly reform?
Big four banks under pressure to rule out funding Queensland coal projects 25.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environmental groups accuse government of leaning on banks to back mines despite being signatories to Equator Principles

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Clean energy groups join N.D.-Minn. energy appeal 25.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The two-year legal battle over a Minnesota energy law’s effect on coal-burning utilities in North Dakota is attracting wider attention.
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German plea to Sweden over threat to coal mines 24.11.2014 Financial Times US
Berlin dilemma over power supply and switch to green energy
North Koreans are needed to do the dangerous jobs, says Malaysia 24.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Minister says no locals would dare work underground after death of North Korean in mining accident raises questions about the use of foreign labour

Malaysia has defended the use of North Korean labourers in its mining industry, saying they are particularly good workers because of their dedication, strength and bravery.

After a North Korean was among those killed in a mine explosion at the weekend, Malaysia’s deputy home minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, told reporters that the men had been working legally under a special agreement between Pyongyang and authorities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

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Rhino horse, a 'missing link,' could solve 55-million-year-old mystery 21.11.2014 LA Times: Science
A portly hoofed animal about the size of a wild pig just might help solve a 55-million-year-old mystery of evolution and continental drift.
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29 Coal Miners Died in a 2010 Explosion. Congress Still Hasn't Fixed the Problem. 21.11.2014 Mother Jones
Last week, a federal grand jury indicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship for allegedly conspiring to violate mine safety standards in the run-up to the 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers at the Upper Big Branch Mine. The four-count indictment describes a culture of negligence under Blankenship's watch, in which essential safety measures were ignored as the company sought to squeeze every last cent out of the ground. Blankenship, who left Massey in 2010, pleaded not guilty Thursday. But the indictment also came as a sobering reminder: In the four years since the disaster, little has been done to make the mining industry safer. Legislation designed to rein in the worst offenders and give regulators teeth was beaten back by big business. Meanwhile, tens of millions of dollars in safety fines have gone uncollected. "We've taken some actions after the various accidents that have taken place, but unfortunately, Congress can apparently only legislate in this area after someone dies," said Rep. ...
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Queensland's future is more than a celebrity face-off between Palmer and Newman | Drew Hutton 21.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Questionable mining approvals and big donations – that’s ‘Queensland Incorporated’. The Palmer inquiry is our best chance for transparency The Clive Palmer-inspired inquiry into the activities and finances of the Queensland government is far more than a celebrity face-off between a coal baron turned parliamentarian and premier Campbell Newman. It’s the best chance we’ve had in years to shine a light into the dark chambers of “Queensland Incorporated”: the donations, questionable mine approvals and the revolving door of senior staff job-shifting between government and the mining ...
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New 'Hunger Games' sequel hits a minor key in third outing 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
REVIEW: After its first two terrific installments, the newest edition of “The Hunger Games” -- opening tonight in theaters -- is an extra-desolate chapter in the ongoing story, more a setup for 2015’s real finale than a complete chapter on its own.
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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done' 20.11.2014 NPR News
"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.
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Carmichael mine: environmental impact will be unknown for years 18.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Government backdown means Indian owners won’t be required to replace razed critically endangered habitat until two years into the project

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Adani signs credit line with SBI for Australian mine 17.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, Nov 17 : Adani Mining, the Australian subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, and the State Bank of India (SBI) Monday signed an MoU for a $1 billion credit line for a coal mine project in Queensland.
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Australian state clears Adani's $7-bn coal mine project 17.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Brisbane, Nov 17 : The Adani group's proposed $7-billion coal mine in the Australian state of Queensland was cleared by the state government Monday.
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Adani, GVK may get clearance for mega-mines after Modi's meeting in Australia 17.11.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Modi during his intervention at the G20 summit had pushed for energy efficiency.
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Live: Modi@G20 — PM to unveil Gandhi statue in Brisbane 16.11.2014 Hindu: Home
Hectic day ahead for Modi at Brisbane IANS reports: After going through a series of closed door meetings and summit sessions on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a...
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Power plants worry about winter coal supplies 16.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
After months of rail service problems, some utilities and elected officials say BNSF Railway needs to prove it has a plan to rebuild coal stockpiles.
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Billionaire Spent Millions In Charity, But Avoided Mine Fines 16.11.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
Jim Justice, a West Virginia philanthropist and mine owner, gave away and invested more than $200 million while his mines failed to pay $2 million in delinquent mine safety penalties.
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