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Mountaineers win second consecutive mine safety competition
WV News

MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row, WVU took home top honors in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate ...

To slash emissions, industries must capture carbon and store it
Horizon magazine

I started working on carbon capture in 2002 and until about a decade ago, the main focus was on using it to remove carbon from fossil fuel-based ...

Looming Shutdown Of The Navajo Generating Station Means New Jobs Far From Home

For four decades both the Hopi and Navajo tribes have relied heavily on jobs provided by the coal industry— both at the plant and at nearby coal ...

The diminishing political power of US coal communities
The Conversation CA

Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right?” This statement, she later admitted in her book What ...

Two Chinese coal executives fired after accident kills 21

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Two Chinese coal mining executives have been sacked after an underground accident killed 21 people, Xinhua news agency ...

Coal mines opened
Daily Herald

Because of the war efforts, coal mining in Utah boomed, bringing great economic prosperity. According to the state's history site, the coal industry ...

Kosovo Sticks by Coal Plant Despite Pollution Fears
Transitions Online

Kosovo is pushing ahead with the planned construction of a coal-fueled power plant, despite the World Bank's withdrawal of support last month.

South Korea to cap operations of coal, oil power plants due to air pollution
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

South Korea will cap operations of some coal and oil-fired power plants at 80 percent for the first time on Wednesday as most cities including its capital ...

US coal carloads total 88399; Canadian carloads reach year high: AAR
S&P Global Platts

US coal carload originations totaled 88,399 for the week that ended Saturday, according to data the American Association of Railroads released ...

Major Coal Company Bankruptcy Indicates Industry Isn't Bouncing Back

One of the largest and oldest coal producers in North America recently filed for bankruptcy. Westmoreland Coal Company's fall is the latest sign coal ...

German coal phase-out 'will not happen before 2030': VIK CEO
S&P Global Platts

Berlin — The phase-out of coal from German industry will not happen before 2030 due to several factors stifling the move towards natural gas, Barbara ...

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