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This New Material Absorbs Three Times More CO2 Than Current Carbon Capture Tech
Singularity Hub

These last steps are what drive carbon capture's energy use and costs so high. The CO2 in Earth's atmosphere is very diluted; according to the ...

More coal plants could shut down under EPA's new water pollution rule - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Coal industry advocates warned the new regulation would compromise the nation's grid reliability by pushing electric utilities to fill the gulf ...

As coal disappears, mining states launch rescue efforts - E&E News
E&E News

... the coal miners this is affecting,” Justice, a Republican who made a fortune in the coal industry, said during a press conference last month.

EPA proposes 'strongest ever' limits on coal plant discharges - E&E News
E&E News

Advocates, however, panned the move as a handout for the coal industry. Many offered a more conciliatory tune Wednesday as EPA rolled out the new ...

Botswana's Minergy seeks govt bailout after halting coal mining ops | Reuters

Masama is a strategic asset for Botswana in its coal industry aspirations and we are hoping to turn the situation around as quickly as we can,” Du ...

As clean energy advances, coal states fight the tide
Energy News Network

... economies as lawmakers work to preserve the declining coal industry: “When you put all your eggs in one basket, it is hard to move forward.

CSX making headway clearing derailed coal train in New River Gorge - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette

CSX work crews on Thursday were expected to complete the removal of all 22 empty coal cars and four locomotives that derailed Wednesday after ...

After Capito Support, New Mine Safety and Health Facility Acquires Site in West Virginia
Shelley Moore Capito

... of our hardworking coal miners' to Pocahontas and Randolph counties. ... moves the mining industry forward, and keeps our coal miners safe.

Manchin Announces New Federal Mine Safety Laboratory Coming to Pocahontas County
Joe Manchin

It is only fitting that the epicenter for mine safety research would be in West Virginia given our proud history of mining the coal that powered ...

Mine safety lab coming to West Virginia -

A mine safety research facility and laboratory is coming to Pocahontas County, and it will be the first new federal facility to come to West ...

Why Cumbrians are torn over the return to coal mining - The Global Herald
The Global Herald

Guardian News published this video item, entitled "Why Cumbrians are torn over the return to coal mining" - below is their description.

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