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Glencore Notches Record Profit on Commodities Recovery 8.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Swiss mining-and-trading giant Glencore posted record first-half earnings, fueled by rising commodity prices and cementing its comeback amid a volatile year.
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China's Cleanup Efforts Create Boom for South African Miner 4.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China’s efforts to curb the smog in its cities and clean up its steel industry are remaking the global iron-ore market—to the benefit of miners such as Anglo American subsidiary Kumba, which produces high-grade ore.
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Justice Official Asks to Reopen Bankruptcy Case Advised by McKinsey & Co. 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Justice Department unit that oversees the nation’s bankruptcy system wants to reopen a 2015 case so it can investigate whether conflicts of interest at McKinsey & Co. tainted its work as an adviser to Alpha Natural Resources, a coal mining giant.
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Legal & General targets climate change laggards 11.6.2018 BBC: Business
Asset manager LGIM says it will act against firms that are not addressing the risks of climate change.
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A Costly, Deadly Obsession With Coal 6.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
President Donald Trump’s efforts to revive coal mining have been criticized as picking winners. Actually, it’s more like picking losers: coal has become a sunset industry as cleaner energy sources rapidly get cheaper.
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The untapped data mines of Guizhou 2.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Known for its coal and phosphate mines in the past, Guizhou, a picturesque province in southwest China, is digging into a new resource — data. Guiyan
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The Coal Industry is Dying, and It’s Leaving Communities Like This One to Pick Up the Pieces 28.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally co-published with ProPublica and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. After his parents split up, Arnett opted at age 10 to spend most of his time with his […]
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Revisiting past, facing future 26.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Spurned by Trump and GOP, coal baron Don Blankenship seeks a second chance in West Virginia 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Spurned by Trump and GOP, coal baron Don Blankenship seeks a second chance in West Virginia
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U.S. agency asked to investigate Colorado-based miner’s reclamation bonds 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal officials are being asked to investigate whether a financially-troubled coal company has posted sufficient bonds to cover future reclamation work at its mines in the U.S. and Canada.
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Lyft reveals how much some of its Denver drivers made: $40 million as part of car-rental program 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
drivers were part of Lyft's two-year-old Express Drive program, which rents vehicles to drivers who don't have a car or don't want to add more wear and tear on their vehicles
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The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege 15.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Every time black dust blows through the windswept Moapa River Indian Reservation about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, residents grow more unnerved.

This tribal community of just 225 has seen more than its share of sickness. Tribal council member Vickie Simmons watched her brother, a former coal...

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Mitch McConnell campaign taunts Blankenship — with a little help from Netflix's 'Narcos' 9.5.2018 Washington Post
Mitch McConnell campaign taunts Blankenship — with a little help from Netflix's 'Narcos'
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He Voted for Trump. Now He’s Running for Congress as a Pro-Pot, Pro-Coal Democrat. 8.5.2018 Mother Jones
On most nights during the nine-day West Virginia teacher strike last winter, Richard Ojeda could be found at his office in Logan County, gesturing wildly at his iPhone. Ojeda, a 47-year-old ex-Army paratrooper who is rarely seen outside the state Senate chamber in anything other than a tight-fitting Grunt Style T-shirt, had been logging on […]
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GOP primaries gauge the anti-establishment fervor Trump helped unleash 8.5.2018 Washington Post
GOP primaries gauge the anti-establishment fervor Trump helped unleash
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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy. 7.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It’s early January, but the high tunnel at Mount View High School in McDowell County, West Virginia, is sweltering. High tunnels are inexpensive greenhouses, unheated but covered in plastic, that make it easier for farmers to extend the growing season for their fruits and vegetables. In this case, it’s strawberries: About 300 strawberry plants, donated by a McDowell farmer, are growing in raised beds. The students at Mount View chose to plant the strawberries, says Jenny Totten, who works with the high school students as the McDowell County Community Development Coordinator at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. The students don’t get to make a lot of their own decisions, she says. So she lets them choose what they want to do, whether it’s the work that they’ll do in the high tunnel or what they’ll make with the harvested plants. The kids don’t just learn gardening and cultivating, but also how to ...
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Miners’ families pursue reinstatement of lawsuit 7.5.2018 Washington Post
Miners’ families pursue reinstatement of lawsuit
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Can this Silicon Valley congressman sell his vision to Trump Country? 6.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Congress was off, and in these days of mounting uneasiness over calls for more technology regulation, the representative from Silicon Valley might have had good reason to stick around his district, soothing nerves.

But Ro Khanna had other plans.

He was not on the West Coast, but deep in the mountains...

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Pakistan’s twin coal mine accidents claim 23 lives, injure 6 people 6.5.2018 Hindu: International
Dozens of miners get killed each year in the country due to lack of modern mining facilities, training and equipment.
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Death toll from Pakistan mining explosions climbs to 23 6.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Pakistani officials say the death toll from methane gas explosions in two coal mines has climbed to 23.
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