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Childhood memories inspire artist's ode to coal miners | News |
Republican Herald

... Society tells a lot about what inspired artist Joe Evanousky to devote 45 years to telling the story of hard coal miners in Schuylkill County.

Demand for Wyoming coal is collapsing. Seismic changes are ahead for the state.
Casper Star-Tribune

The decline in Wyoming's coal industry has meant less money for schools. Lauren Miller, Star-Tribune. Every one of those mines opened between 1972 and ...

Fisher Phillips Makes 5 Mine Safety Predictions for 2023
Fisher Phillips

As the calendar turns to a new year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration appears to have found its footing – and that means mine operators ...

Marshall County mine idled by fire - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

— The Shoemaker Mine in Marshall County has been temporarily shutdown by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. MSHA reported being notified of a ...

UMWA Comments on Guilty Plea from Mine Company's Ex-Safety Director

[TRIANGLE, VA] Commenting on the guilty plea from Signal Peak Energy's former mine safety director, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) ...

Coal industry remains in 'wait and see' mode on reports of China readmitting Aussie imports

While Bloomberg reported traders had started to field inquiries from Chinese buyers for Australian thermal and coking coal, mining industry ...

Climate Activists Protests Coal Plant Expansion In Germany - Outlook India
Outlook India

The village of Luetzerath in Germany's Erkelenz has been ordered to be cleared of all residents and is set to be razed for the coal mining expansion.

Scientists one step closer to turning coal into graphite - MINING.COM

A team at Ohio University carried out a series of simulations showing how coal can be converted to materials like graphite and carbon nanotubes.

Coal-Based Power Generation Rises 15% In December: Official Data
Outlook India

Coal-based power generation–which accounts for 76.59 per cent of the total power generation in the country—stood at 85579 MU in the corresponding ...

Coal is still king — elsewhere | Columns |
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Over 760 coal mines closed within eight years. Colorado was the eighth largest coal producing state and had more than 2,000 coal miners. Half those ...

Coal's executioners gather to plot the kill - The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald

With the pipeline of new coal plants around the world slows to a trickle, plans are now being developed to kill off the existing fleet.

China boosts coal output, eases Australia ban to bolster energy security - MINING.COM

The increasing need to secure energy supplies after easing covid-19 restrictions has pushed China to gradually resume Australian coal imports.

Ohio University simulations on PSC supercomputer transform coal-like material to ...
Ohio University

An OHIO physics team used the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to simulate how coal might eventually be converted to valuable — and carbon-neutral ...

Australia shutting down coal-fired power stations is 'madness' - YouTube

One Nation Staffer James Ashby says it's “madness” that Australia is shutting down their coal-fired power stations as China is building more.

Coal production grew 10.8% in December - The Hindu
The Hindu

As per provisional data from the Coal Ministry, December 2022 was the second straight month of double-digit growth in coal output. Production levels ...

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