User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.
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Adani Gets Approval to Build Mine 28.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
India's Adani Group has secured approval from Australia's government to build one of the world's largest coal mines, a move that comes amid investor concerns about a global supply glut of the commodity and a prolonged downturn in prices.
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Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project 28.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests from green groups and marine tour operators worried about carbon pollution and export of the coal from a port near the Great Barrier Reef.
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Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tons of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef

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After Crash, Agony, Debris and Heartbreak 26.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: Europe
Villagers near the Malaysia Airlines site remain traumatized by what they saw, trapped by debris and passengers' belongings scattered across the local landscape. Pieces of other people's lives haunt their own.
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Freeport Indonesia Unveils New Contract Terms 25.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Indonesia signed new mining contract terms with PT Freeport Indonesia, paving the way for the local unit of the U.S. mining company to resume copper concentrate exports.
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My hoax wasn't meant to crash the market, but save the environment | Jono Moylan 25.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
I bear the consequences for my decision to bluff ANZ bank with a fake press release. But the day will come when banks will have to choose between coal and their reputations Tucked away in a little valley at the edge of the Liverpool Plains is a quiet little farming community that, until recently, was relatively unheard of. Maules Creek has a population of less than 100 people, some of them farmers who have cropped and grazed its fertile soils for generations. Next to Maules Creek is the Leard State Forest, the largest remaining forest on the plains. It is home to a rich biodiversity of birds, bats and koalas and includes the beautiful, critically endangered box-gum ...
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Moylan given 20 month suspended sentence for Whitehaven coal hoax 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Supreme court sentences 26-year-old over bogus ANZ press release that temporarily wiped $300m off mining company's share price

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The playlist Americana: Bon Iver, DD Dumbo and Sturgill Simpson 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
New influences from African desert music to Delta blues provide forward momentum in the genre, topped by the majestic storytelling of Sturgill Simpson Earlier this year Kentucky-born, Nashville-dwelling Sturgill Simpson released his second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music . Its a wonderful record soulful, witty, sultry, and shot through with the outlaw country feel of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard without ever falling into pastiche. The Promise is one of its gems. Originally recorded in 1988, a new wave hit for When in Rome, here Simpson magics it into something lost and lonely and long-distance. He starts off singing into his collar, tender and tempered, gently gathering force until that devastating quake to his voice is suddenly strewn into some wild near-howl. You can make as much as you please out of Simpsons history: the Appalachian coal-mining family, the stint in the navy, the ship-yard work, the boozing, the drugs, the policeman father, the metaphysics and cosmology, but after all ...
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Bertien van Manen's best photograph: an Appalachian girl applying makeup 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
'The rest of us put on masks, but the people in the Appalachians are just the way they are' In 1985, I hired a pickup truck and travelled all over Tennessee , West Virginia and Kentucky getting to know women coal-miners and their families. I grew up in a mining area in the Netherlands , and had just been taking photos in the coal fields of West Yorkshire . I was keen to see how the ways of life compared. I'd never visited the Appalachians before and was struck by the beautiful mountains . But I wasn't ready for the human chaos. Sometimes, the miners had little houses, but more often they were squeezed into caravans, mobile homes or whatever they could build in the woods. Many of them had Scottish or Irish roots: their ancestors had been pressed into service on cotton plantations in South Carolina , having been plucked from the streets or orphanages and set to work almost as slaves. After escaping to the forests, they kept to themselves and were suspicious of strangers. They still ...
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Japanese officials order removal of war memorial for Korean labourers 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Petitions complained that monument erected by a friendship society in a public park in Gunma prefecture was anti-Japanese Continue reading...
Peabody posts surprise gain, coal shipments up 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Peabody Energy Corp. reported a surprise increase Tuesday in revenue for the second quarter on higher sales volumes from mines in Australia and the western United States. Sales rose 1.9 percent to $1.76 billion, the St. Louis-based company said in a statement, exceeding the $1.63 billion average of 12 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The country’s largest coal-mining company, Peabody’s loss excluding one-time items was 28 cents a share, compared with the 29-cent average esti...
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Peabody Energy Reports Loss 22.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Peabody Energy Corp. swung to a second-quarter loss as the coal-mining company was hurt by weaker coal prices at its Australia operations and the year-earlier period benefited from a big tax benefit.
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We are not targeting Adanis: Greenpeace Australia 21.7.2014 New Kerala: Business India
By Rekha Bhattacharjee, Sydney, July 21 : Even as Greenpeace Australia denies charges of targeting an Indian energy major led by Gautam Adani for reasons other than environment safety, the Adanis say green activists are hampering India's progress and job creation in Australia.
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Coal plant faces tough decision 20.7.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose new pollution controls related to a past upgrade of a northeastern Utah coal-fired power plant could have cross-border environmental and economic implications in northwestern Colorado.From an environmental perspective, the agency’s action involving...
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Coal railroad's delay reflects hurdles for exports 18.7.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. coal industry efforts to tap into the growing export market are struggling to gain traction, as bureaucratic hurdles and resistance from environmentalists slow proposed mines in the Northern Plains, ports on the West Coast and now a coal-dedicated railroad in Montana....
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Carbon price repeal a victory for fossil fuels, ideologues and climate science denial 18.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is declaring victory after a long-fought battle to repeal laws to price greenhouse gas emissions. But who actually won?

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Mining tax and 'asset recycling' losses follow success on carbon tax repeal 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Amendments have stalled mining tax repeal and Senate has also insisted on major changes to asset recycling scheme

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Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Plans for an opencast coalmine on the boundary of South Africa's Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve could pave the way for even greater poaching and pollution

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block.

Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive these stately creatures to extinction. Figures released last week show that 558 rhinos have been slaughtered in South Africa so far in 2014, putting it on course to be the deadliest year of poaching since records began.

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