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Analysis: Carbon removal can help achieve net zero, but comes with its own climate risks

Carbon capture and sequestration can play a role in limiting warming, but researchers say the nuances of its application are far more complicated ...

The increasing hazard of black lung disease facing coal miners - CBS News
CBS News

Traditionally one in every five coal miners ended up with black lung disease. But today, in Appalachia, miners are suffering from black lung at ...

WVSOM students go underground for 'eye-opening' look what coal miners endure to make a ...
Morgan Messenger

West Virginia Press Association. LEWISBURG, W.Va. – “It was eye-opening to see what a day in the life looks like for coal miners and what they ...

China Vows to Curb Coal Use to Tackle Poor Air Quality - Asia Financial
Asia Financial

Beijing said it will reduce coal consumption in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by about 10% from 2020 levels by 2025.

West Virginia faces fiscal challenges as severance tax revenues plummet | |
WV News

... Chris Hamilton. Hamilton. Last year saw all-time high coal prices, according to information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The ...

Environmental violations, delinquent fines loom for coal firm seeking permit renewal
Charleston Gazette

The DEP renewed Lexington Coal Company's mine permit for the Boone County site ... sites and active operations in West Virginia. Alpha had been self ...

BOL kicks off bids for coal to liquids plant - Mmegi Online
Mmegi Online

Botswana Oil (BOL) has opened bidding for the eagerly anticipated Coal to Liquids (CTL) project, which aims to tap the billions of coal in the ...

US promises SA funds for climate change - The Mail & Guardian
The Mail & Guardian

Mpumalanga is home to 12 of Eskom's 15 coal-fired power stations, Sasol's coal-to-liquids plant in Secunda and the NatRef refinery in Sasolburg.

What is India's target for coal mine closure by 2070? - India Herald
India Herald

What is required of coal miners? Although laborers in coal mines have a rough existence, losing their jobs will make things even harder for them ...

China may halt coal-to-liquid projects: media | Reuters

China, the world's top coal producer, may halt coal-to-liquids projects except for a plant being built by state-owned Shenhua Group Corp.

The World's Second-Biggest Coal Company Is Looking to Exit the Industry |
Oil Price

China's economic slowdown contributes to the decline in coal demand, prompting Glencore to shift its focus to metals essential for the green energy ...

Banks face pressure to stop financing use of coal in steel production - American Banker
American Banker

... Coal Production Rises. Metallurgical coal is dumped onto a pile in Ceredo, West Virginia, in 2017. Climate groups are pressuring banks to stop ...

India's Share of Seaborne Coal Imports Reaches 17.9% During 2023
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... coal, during 2023. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa said that “global coal trade has really picked up pace in recent months ...

The coal mine worker employment issue will only get worse... - India Herald
India Herald

Ninety percent of the world's coal is produced by the 3,232 operational coal mines where these workers are employed. Of which the majority, or 80 ...

Most coal fired power plants in Virginia have closed. What happens to the buildings after ...

We're in Giles County, not far from the West Virginia line. This plant, which opened in 1919, was one of the oldest coal burning plants in the country ...

Moore condemns efforts to eliminate coal | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intermountain
The Intermountain

... coal-based power plants and called on coal use to be eliminated across the world. Moore also urged Congress to exert its authority to block the ...

Diplomatic cables reveal UK fears over $15B Vietnam coal deal -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Vietnam made a big splash at COP28 by announcing details of a $15.5 billion, G7-backed plan to shutter its coal ...

North Dakota researchers find cost-effective way to extract rare-earth elements from coal
MPR News

Two years ago, they set out to test the economic viability of extracting critical metals from lignite coal, an abundant soft rock sediment found ...

Kentucky town awarded millions to preserve its coal mining heritage - Spectrum News
Spectrum News

... coal miners displayed in the museum. The McCreary County Museum is a time capsule, depicting a way of life steeped in coal. Museum exhibits ...

Why China can't give up its addiction to coal - AFR

Why China can't give up its addiction to coal. The Asian giant has become the world's largest investor in renewables, but that hasn't halted a massive ...

Japan justifies coal use with abatement technology - Argus Media
Argus Media

Issues over unabated coal-fired plants should be addressed by each country in the course of the respective pathways to a net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

Where MSHA and the Mining Industry Are as 2023 Comes to an End - Ogletree
Ogletree Deakins

During the past year, the mining industry saw the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ratchet up enforcement with an increased emphasis ...

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