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Oakland City Council Votes to Ban Coal Exports in Big Win for Local Advocates 29.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Oakland City Council took a strong stand against coal this week. Following a long and often emotional city council meeting -- during which whistles and cheers were at times met with boos and yelling -- the council passed an ordinance prohibiting the storage and handling of coal and petcoke at Oakland facilities, and a resolution that would specifically apply the ordinance to the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal (OBOT), which is being built on the old Oakland Army Base. The meeting drew hundreds of impassioned Oakland residents, including representatives from the labor, faith, environmental, and health communities, as well as the terminal developers. Those speaking against the terminal emphasized that West Oakland already suffers the effects of disproportionate air pollution. They argued that added particulate pollution tied to the coal export terminal could elevate the risk of health problems like asthma, cancer, and lung and heart disease. Several speakers also pointed to climate change and it's ...
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Gas town slowdown tests Aussie leader's election mettle 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In the once bustling port town of Gladstone in Australia’s northeastern Queensland state, more than a dozen for-lease signs hang in store windows along the main street. An office set up by a local liquefied natural gas plant to field jobs queries is among those lying empty. Thousands of construction workers have packed up and moved on since multi-billion dollar LNG projects on nearby Curtis Island went into the less labor-intensive production phase in recent months. That’s left Gladstone at the ...
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Fact Check: Trump's Speech On The Economy Annotated 29.6.2016 NPR News
NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
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CSIR to analyse coal quality for affordable power generation 28.6.2016 New Kerala: Technology
New Delhi, June 28 : To ensure that quality coal reaches the power generation companies, the CSIR on Tuesday signed an MoU with Coal India and NTPC to analyse the quality of coal reaching from source to user.
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Household fuels major source of Beijing smog: Study 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 28 : A new study has pinned down an overlooked source of outdoor pollution in Beijing -- residential cooking and heating -- which according to scientists contributes more to the city's choking smog than do the transportation sector and power plants combined.
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Obama's new clean energy goal for North America: 50 percent by 2025 28.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
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Obama To Set New Clean Energy Goal: 50 Percent Carbon-Free Power By 2025 28.6.2016 NPR News
Aides acknowledge that's it's a "stretch goal" for North America, requiring commitments over and above what the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to as part of the Paris climate agreement.
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Minn. companies embrace a 'circular economy' to boost recycling, reduce waste 27.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than a dozen Minnesota companies have signed on to an effort aimed at taking sustainability to a new level. The companies want to move away from an economic model that relies on precious and limited natural resources.
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Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns 27.6.2016 AP Business
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia....
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Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns 27.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia. The terminal is in West Oakland, a historically black neighborhood […]
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Anglo American close to coal mines sale 26.6.2016 Financial Times: Energy
BHP Billiton among the leading bidders for Moranbah and Grosvenor mines
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Letter: Let's not put future athletes through this 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Imagine you are an Olympic athlete who trained for years, enduring many injuries. Now you need to decide between a gold medal and exposure to a disease carrying mosquito in Rio. Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has studied this Zika virus epidemic. In the five months preceding the epidemic, Brazil experienced unprecedented hot temperatures. Both the mosquito and the viral load it carries thrive in hotter temperatures. Is human caused global wa...
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N.M. regulators to hear questions about electricity rates 25.6.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators will hear more testimony next week on a request by the state’s largest electric provider to raise customer rates.The Public Regulation Commission called for another hearing to begin Monday after questions were raised about costs incurred by Public Service Co. of New Mexico when the...
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County Road 120 repaving to begin Monday 25.6.2016 Durango Herald
Work will begin Monday on paving a mile-long stretch of County Road 120, the first phase to improve the road and soothe its residents.GCC Energy, which owns the King II coal mine on County Road 120, will pay costs as stipulated by a recently awarded commercial land-use permit from La Plata County. GCC Energy agreed to pay $10 million for...
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Tony Robbins' hot coals injure 30 25.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
At least 30 people were treated for minor burns after walking on hot coals during self-help guru Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" seminar in Dallas,Texas, fire and medical officials said.
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Dozens Burned During Tony Robbins Motivational Exercise 25.6.2016 NPR News
Seminar participants were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over hot coals. Instead, dozens at the Dallas event were treated for burns. A Robbins representative says there was no emergency.
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Dozens burned walking on hot coals at motivational Tony Robbins seminar 24.6.2016 Washington Post
Dozens burned walking on hot coals at motivational Tony Robbins seminar
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Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30 24.6.2016 AP Top News
DALLAS (AP) -- More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said....
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More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk 24.6.2016 AP National
DALLAS (AP) -- Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals....
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More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins’ hot-coals walk 24.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DALLAS (AP) — Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night and that emergency personnel treated the others […]
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