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Memorial held for Pocahontas coal miners lost in 1884 explosion
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

POCAHONTAS — The Historic Pocahontas, Inc. (HPI) organization continued the tradition of memorializing the 114 plus coal miners lost in 1884, ...

Family fears losing everything if coal mining stopped
Daily Mercury

HAVING worked in the mining sector for 36 years, Joe Tanner cannot comprehend the actions of the Stop Adani movement. Mr Tanner works as a ...

TransAlta moves forward with Brookfield deal despite criticism from shareholder

“What we needed to do was get some cash to catalyze this last leg of the journey, which was coal-to-gas” conversions, Farrell told reporters after the ...

Coal 'vital' for cheap hydrogen production
The Australian

Established in 2006, Coal21 is a $555 million investment by Australia's coal industry to research, develop and deploy low-emissions coal technology ...

Small town becomes battle ground over future of coal mining
Daily Mercury

"We really need something in place now that says this is how we're going to look after all the people who work in the coal industry and all the other ...

Arch Coal takes 'sober' view of Powder River Basin coal's future
Fairfield Sun Times

Arch made $12.18 per ton on coal but spent $10.98 to mine each ton in the first quarter of this year. That margin per ton of $1.20 in the Powder River ...

Daniel Turner: Joe Biden pretends to be friend of workers, but destroyed jobs ofcoal miners
Fox News

Throughout coal regions, school funding is depleted. Home prices have dropped. Poverty has increased, as has opioid use. And none of this was ...

Search of Ukraine coal mine ends with blast death toll of 17

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in rebel-held eastern Ukraine say the death toll from a coal mine explosion is up to 17. The methane blast took place ...

Documents Show Indonesia Released Banned N. Korean Coal
Voice of America

VOA's Indonesian service contributed to this report, which originated in VOA's Korean service. Indonesia has released seized North Korean coal in ...

On the Road: Adventures at Exhibition Coal Mine

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) - People from all across the globe visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine to learn all about the black rock that fueled the ...

Pro-coal refuse legislation introduced
Republican & Herald

Without that assistance, plants that burn coal refuse — cleaning up the environment and creating energy at the same time — will go away. And just like ...

Bevins Regional CEDAR Coal Fair winners
Williamson Daily News

Bevins Elementary recently had three participants to win at the Regional CEDAR Coal Fair on Saturday, April 6. Second-grader Javan Dotson, center, ...

Poof, they're gone: Power plant towers demolished in seconds
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — It took just a matter of seconds for two 500-foot cooling towers from Massachusetts' last coal-fired power plant to be ...

Wyoming governor criticizes consideration of coal plant closures in state
KPVI News 6

Wyoming's coal industry has lost more than a quarter of its annual production since 2012 due to the increasing use of natural gas to power the country, ...

PacifiCorp study says it cheaper to close some coal plants

That pressure is unlikely to abate, no matter the Trump Administration's efforts to prop up coal mining and coal-fired electricity. The Oregon Legislature ...

Proposed bill aims to help Pa's coal refuse plants by extending tax credit
WFMZ Allentown

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. - Two Pennsylvania state senators have unveiled legislation to address coal refuse across the state. Democratic Senator John ...

Asia continues to pivot away from coal
Asia Times

While China added 194 million metric tons of new domestic coal mining capacity in 2018 – not far off the total thermal coal imported into China in 2018 ...

The Plan to Grab the World's Carbon With Supercharged Plants

... Harnessing Plants Initiative team are convinced that photosynthesis itself can be exploited to create a biological solution to carbon capture.

China's `Friendly' Neighbors Seize Coal Share From Australia

China's move to stifle coal imports from Australia is hurting its No. 2 supplier, with shipment figures showing the exporter conceding share in the ...

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