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Climate Home News   12 May 2020   Poland  
<p>The coronavirus pandemic has brought Poland&rsquo;s ailing coal mining sector to its knees.<br />A Covid-19 outbreak among miners in the southern region of Silesia is the latest scourge on an industry suffering from falling demand, cheaper competition and ...
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MINING.com   20 March 2017   Germany   North-Rhine Westphalia  
<p>RAG AG-owned Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine, located in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, will be turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.<br /><br />Set to be totally transformed by 2018, the mine will become a 200-megawatt ...
Filed under: Energy resources
grist   13 April 2016   USA   USA  
<p>In a move that has environmentalists hunting for graves to dance on, Peabody Energy, the world&rsquo;s largest private-sector coal company, has filed for bankruptcy.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the fourth major U.S. coal company to go bankrupt in the last year. The ...
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<p>Coal mining productivity increased in 2013, averaging 5.5 short tons per miner hour, reversing a trend of declining productivity since at least 2000. Preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate a further increase in 2014. Improved ...
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THE HILL   18 August 2015   USA  
<p>One year in, the Department of Labor (DOL) says its rule to protect miners from the coal dust that causes deadly black lung disease is working. DOL&rsquo;s Mine Safety and Health Administration&rsquo;s (MSHA) final rule, which took effect in August 2014, ...
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NDTV   17 July 2015   Philippines   Manila  
<p>MANILA: Three people died and six others are believed to have also been killed when part of a coal mine collapsed on a remote central Philippine island on today, the provincial governor said.</p> <p>Nine workers were using heavy machinery to remove sea ...
Huffingtonpost Post   06 May 2015   USA  
<p>WASHINGTON -- Bank of America is cutting off its financing for coal extraction projects, the company announced at its shareholder meeting Wednesday.</p> <p>"With regard to coal, over the past several years, we have been gradually and consistently reducing ...
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