User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Criticism over Great Barrier Reef deals for Gina Rinehart's mining company 20.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australias environment protection system is called broken over reports of concessions on conditions and payments

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Blast in China coal mine traps 27 miners 20.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported.
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BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit 19.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sydney • BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit. Melbourne, Australia-based BHP said the reorganization will allow it to concentrate on its mainstay iron ore, copper, coal, petroleum and potash businesses. The new company, which will have BHP’s current chief financial officer Graham Kerr as its CEO, will include some of BHP’s assets from five countries, including al...
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Rescuers try to reach 29 workers trapped in Chinese coal mine after gas explosion 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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29 trapped in China coal mine blast 19.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Over 20 workers missing after coal mine blast in China 19.8.2014 Hindu: International
An explosion on Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 29 workers underground, state media reported. About 30 rescuers were trying to reach those trapped in the private mine in Huainan ci...
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Morwell after the mine fire: fear, anger and an independent streak 18.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

In the lead-up to the Victorian election, a group of Morwell residents are hoping to model Cathy McGowans successful campaign in Indi and turn around the fortunes of the town

Morwell after the mine fire in pictures

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As the mines go deeper anger rises to the surface 17.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Inner Mongolia does not usually grab headlines like Xinjiang has been doing lately or the way Tibet often does But the vast region has its share of problems And much of the problems according to rights groups is the same the other two regions face a crisis of identity and ...
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Iron, rust and steel 17.8.2014 Durango Herald
In a town literally built around a railroad, it’s fitting to celebrate the iron horse that still is an economic engine for the city, and every year for the last 16 years, True West Railfest has done just that in Durango.Themed “Gold Diggers and Dance Halls,” this weekend’s train festival is dedicated to the...
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Rail line to Great Barrier Reef coal port at Abbot Point wins approval 15.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Queensland ticks off Adanis plan to build the 300km line linking the Carmichael Galilee Basin mine to the terminal

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Xinhua: 23 workers trapped after coal mine flooded in northeast China 14.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Awash in Coal, U.S. Imports Even More 14.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
Coal imports to the U.S. are rising sharply even as coal mines close throughout Central Appalachia. A big reason: price.
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Republican Mitch McConnell hopes to ride Obama's unpopularity in Kentucky to a new Senate term 10.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Sen. McConnell using Obama's unpopularity in Ky. 10.8.2014 AP Politics
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) -- After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn't terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic....
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Fun facts for the Routt County Fair's 100th anniversary 10.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Information collected from “Faster Horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey: A Pictorial Archive of the Routt County Fair, 1914-1995” by Sureva Towler and Jim Stanko; the 75th Anniversary Routt County Fair and Rodeo guide issued by the Hayden Heritage Center; archived issues of the Steamboat Pilot; and “Fair Family Favorites: A Cookbook Celebrating 100 Years of the Routt County Fair.” • When the Great Depression hit, the Routt County Fair was canceled in 1932, 1933 and 1934. • In 1929, a Most Perfect Baby contest was held at the fair, requiring three physicians to examine infants for “vitality and physical perfection.” • The tradition of holding a parade in conjunction with the fair began in 1946. The Hayden Lions Club now sponsors the event. In 1968, Routt County commissioners selected Blain “Popo” Wilson as the first parade marshal, and that tradition continues today. • In 1959, Si and Darwin Lockhart organized the first junior livestock sale as part of the annual fair. • A poker game was the highlight of ...
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Historic Walsen power plant needs a buyer to avoid possible demolition 10.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
The Walsen Power Plant, one of the last remaining links to the old-fashioned mining life in rural Colorado, is in danger of being razed, with its history sold off piece by ...
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Cliffs adds new CEO 9.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Mining industry veteran joins a week after a hedge fund won control in a shareholder vote.
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Fear in east Ukraines Donetsk as shells hit homes and hospital 8.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The bloody war between Ukrainian forces and separatist insurgents is seeing shelling and missile attacks on residential areas of the leafy coalmining city that once had a million ...
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McConnell blames EPA for loss of coal jobs, says rival wouldn't help 7.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Beijing's coal ban may herald the end of the fuel 7.8.2014 New Scientist: News
China's capital plans to ban burning coal from 2020. If the rest of the energy-hungry country follows suit, peak coal production could be ...
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