User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Mongolia: 'The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work' 20.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Once a poor Soviet satellite famous for cashmere and Genghis Khan, Mongolia is now booming with the profits of coal mining. But what does it mean for the nation's nomadic heritage?
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China coal mine death toll rises to 20 report (Cached) 19.4.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident state media ...
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Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms; 100 years later, union legacy has diminished 18.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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26 Killed in China Mining Accidents 18.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
Authorities said Friday that 26 miners were killed in accidents in southwestern China, the latest in a string of disasters that have made the country's quarries the world's deadliest.
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Historians: Colorado's Ludlow Massacre lives on in people and politics 18.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A granite monument on a dusty plain in southern Colorado stands as a reminder of the Ludlow Massacre, in which, 100 years ago Sunday, 11 children and two women died amid a coal-miners ...
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Australians for Coal sent supporters' letters to environmental groups 18.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pro-coal fanmail sent to protest groups as well as MPs, but small numbers bring into question claim of backing by 'silent majority'

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Minnesota Power seeks permit for new power line; skeptics question need 17.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Great Northern Transmission Line would carry at least 750 megawatts of electricity into the U.S. beginning in 2020.
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Two miners killed in wall collapse at Austar coal mine in Hunter Valley 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Police warn it will be days before the bodies can be brought from site of incident 10 kilometres along mine

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Walter Energy to Begin Idling Coal Mines in Canada 15.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Walter Energy will start idling its Canadian operations this month, as the coal producer and the broader sector continue to struggle with weak coal prices.
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Australians for Coal campaign fires up protesters instead of supporters 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Charm offensive by the Minerals Council of Australia to rally the 'silent majority' falls at first social media hurdle The mining industry appeared to have all it needed for a decent online campaign: a new website, chest-beating media statements and one of those fancy Twitter hashtags, #australiansforcoal. What it got in return was merciless mockery. The Minerals Council of Australia, which is backed by mining companies including industry giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, launched Australians for Coal on Monday, as part of a PR campaign which will include TV advertisements and, naturally, political lobbying. i am bored with the coastlines being where they are and wish there was more violent weather and thats why i'm supporting #australiansforcoal because my grandfather loved mining for coal so much, especially the death from lung cancer bit, I'm so #australiansforcoal Because I hate breathing fresh air, eating food and drinking clean water I'm with #australiansforcoal #auspol Love the smell of coal dust ...
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#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Without a functioning moral compass, the coal industry has become mired in a sea of ridicule of its own making

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Russian TV weatherman warns of 'winds of change' in east Ukraine 14.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Russia 24's Vadim Zavodchenkov weaves comments on Ukraine's political crisis into his weather roundup on state TV

A weatherman on Russian state television surprised viewers on Monday by weaving comments on Ukraine's political crisis into his weather forecast and warning of a "wind of change" in the country's east.

Vadim Zavodchenkov, of the rolling news channel Russia 24, went off topic to compare the weather fronts rolling across eastern Ukraine to the wave of clashes between pro-Russian forces and Kiev authorities.

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Is it un-Australian to be driving on with fossil fuel expansion plans? | Graham Readfearn 14.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
As the IPCC warns greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut quickly, an Australian court decides that stopping a mega coal mine won't cut emissions About five years back, I was crawling in Brisbane traffic behind one of the city's ubiquitous white utility vehicles on my way to an anonymous city centre office to sit my Australian citizenship test. Stuck to the back of this ute was a large anti-immigration sticker, peeling on one corner, declaring "Fuck off, we're full," to all literate observers. I can sympathise with the position of the objectors who see [greenhouse gas] emissions rising, and the likely adverse climate change consequences that will flow should nothing be done to alter the course that the world is heading down. I have no reason to doubt the eminent expert evidence that was presented in this case to that effect. However, I must on the evidence of this case determine that it is the demand for coal-fired electricity, and not the supply of coal from coal mines, which is at the heart of the ...
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Ukraine official: 'Anti-terrorist operation' launched against separatists 13.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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East Ukraine protesters joined by miners on the barricades 13.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Coalmining is a major industry in the Donetsk region, which has close ties to Russia

Word spread quickly through the few hundred pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine: "The miners are coming!"

The crowd parted as a group of a dozen or so burly men in orange work helmets marched past barbed-wire and tyre barricades into the 11-storey administration building, which protesters seized last weekend as they demanded greater independence from Kiev.

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Coal production down at Routt County's Twentymile mine 12.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
2001: 7,709,874 tons Source: Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety “Production at our operations fluctuates based on customer demand,” said Charlene Murdock, spokeswoman for Peabody Energy, Twentymile’s parent company. Twentymile is not the only mine that has scaled back production because of customer demand. Coal production at Colorado mines was down 17 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2013, Colorado produced 23.79 million tons of coal. “It has been a rough year and there were a number of factors,” Stuart Sanderson told the Denver Post. Sanderson is the president of the Colorado Mining Association. Sanderson told the Post that cheaper natural gas was beating coal in the marketplace and policies at the state and local level hurt coal. “The market was weak nationally and coal production was down nationally,” Sanderson said. “We slipped a little more.” In 2013, mines in the United States produced nearly 984 million tons of coal, ...
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U.N. panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions 11.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check. Since it’s a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won’t tell governments how to divide those emissions cuts — a crunch issue in negotiations on a new climate pact that’s supposed to be adopted next year. However, in leaked draft of the rep...
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Direct Actions moment of truth is imminent 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

With economists thinking big emissions reductions not possible under the Coalition policy, reality is about to meet slogan

Slowly, inexorably, we are inching towards the time when one of the greatest fudges in recent Australian politics will be exposed.

Tony Abbotts political demolition of the former governments carbon pricing scheme was based not on what many in his party believe that climate change is not happening and there is therefore no need to do anything at all but rather on the assertion that the Coalition could achieve the same environmental benefit in an almost pain-free way.

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7 die in a coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine 11.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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7 die in eastern Ukrainian mine 11.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven men have died in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern ...
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