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Category: Coal Mining
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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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Inside the ‘rat hole’ mines where Indians risk their lives to find coal 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Abdul Alim spent less than a week working inside the 370-foot-deep coal mine before deciding he’d had enough. The pit was too dangerous, the risk of flooding too great, the safety equipment nonexistent.

When a boss brought him and other workers to a market one evening to buy supplies, Alim told...

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Chinese coal mine roof collapse in Shaanxi kills 21 13.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Twenty-one miners die and 66 are rescued at the mine near Shenmu in China's Shaanxi province.
Workers of bankrupt Westmoreland Coal take fight to protect retirees to company’s Englewood doorstep 11.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
As Westmoreland Coal Co. tries to emerge from bankruptcy, union members from one of its mines are picketing at the company's headquarters in Englewood to protest efforts to cut retirees' health insurance and pensions.
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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30 6.1.2019 BBC: World
The makeshift mine collapsed trapping villages seeking gold in north-eastern Badakhshan province.
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What it's like to work in an Indian 'rat-hole' mine 3.1.2019 BBC: World
Abdul Alim, who used to work in a mine in which 15 men are now trapped, quit just days before the accident.
Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Miners Cut Back in Largest U.S. Coal Region 31.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Miners in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana are leaving more of the fossil fuel in the ground as prices fall for alternatives including natural gas.
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Search Starts for 15 Missing in Indian 'Rathole' Mine, Weeks After It Flooded 30.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The hunt for a group of coal miners began in earnest—17 days after the 300-foot deep tunnel they were in filled with water—with divers finally confident they can make an attempt to find out if anyone survived.
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Indian miners: Navy divers deployed in rescue bid 29.12.2018 BBC: World
High-power pumps arrive at a flooded "rat-hole" mine where 15 workers were trapped 16 days ago.
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EPA says mercury limits on coal plants too costly, not 'necessary' 29.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump's EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.
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Congress should ensure that aid to black lung sufferers is there when they need it 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Although the future of American electricity production will center on renewable sources, such as solar and wind, coal still fuels the plants generating about 30% of the power that lights and cools our homes, runs factory machinery and keeps computers like the ones used to produce this editorial...

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Authorities struggle to rescue 15 men trapped inside illegal 'rat hole' mine in India 26.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The name itself denotes the danger: a “rat hole” mine.

The tiny, horizontal tunnels – barely wide enough for one person – have long been dug into the hillsides of the mineral-rich northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. Poor laborers crawl through the seams to extract coal, a practice so risky...

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After years underground, a Kentucky coal miner with black lung faces the future 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Danny Fouts was a young man, his daddy warned him about the dangers of working long hours in the mines. “You’ll end up killing yourself for nothing, just to make other men rich,” Vernon chided his son when he put in 16-hour shifts.

But Danny had always longed to work underground, just like...

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India rescuers step up efforts to save trapped coal miners 24.12.2018 BBC: World
The 15 men were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in north-east India 11 days ago.
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