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Protests in Germany as cabinet passes coal exit law

Berlin - German ministers on Wednesday signed off a law to end coal electricity generation that demonstratorsand environmentalists say does too little, too late.

Campaigners occupy German coal mines in climate protest

Spremberg - Thousands of activists on Saturday occupied several opencast coal mines in eastern Germany, seeking to put pressure on the government to phase out the fossil fuel -- a divisive issue in the country's rust belt.

Campaigners to occupy German coal mine in climate protest

Spremberg - Campaigners were preparing to occupy a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Germany on Saturday to put pressure on the government to phase out the fossil fuel -- a divisive issue in the country's rust belt.

Coal power set for record fall in 2019: analysis

Paris - Global coal-fired power, a key driver of climate change, is set to fall a record 3.0 percent this year, largely led by developed countries although much-criticised China and India play their part too, analysis showed Monday.

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday.

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday.

China adds coal power despite climate pledge: report

Bejing - China plans to add new coal power plants equivalent to all of the EU's current generating capacity, putting the world's biggest emitter out of sync with its commitments to combat climate change, researchers said Wednesday.

Attenborough calls out Australia's climate stance

Sydney - Veteran conservationist David Attenborough has taken aim at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not giving a "damn" about coal emissions and his lack of action on climate change.

Polish guards board Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in coal clash

Warsaw - Armed Polish border guards boarded Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship, which was blocking a cargo of coal from being unloaded at the port of Gdansk, the environmental group said Tuesday.

Climate battle will 'succeed or fail' in Asia: UN

Apo - The battle to combat climate change will "succeed or fail" based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said Friday.

Indian tycoon Adani rejects Australian mine criticism

New Delhi - Indian billionaire Gautam Adani rejected criticism over the environmental impact of a huge coal mine planned by his company in Australia, saying renewables can't meet all his country's energy needs.

Kenya court blocks East Africa's first coal plant 

Nairobi - Kenya's environment court blocked Wednesday the construction of a coal-fired power station on the country's idyllic Indian Ocean coast, in a move hailed as a major victory by campaigners fighting a years-long battle against the scheme.

Hundreds of climate activists occupy giant German coal mine

Garzweiler - Several hundred climate activists evaded police to enter an open-cast mine run by energy giant RWE in western Germany Saturday, a day after tens of thousands campaigned against the use of coal.

Climate activists rally, seek to occupy coal mine in Germany

Viersen - Tens of thousands of climate activists noisily rallied in Germany Friday to demand action against global warming, now one of the hottest issues on the European political agenda.

'Generation climate' to occupy huge German coal mine

Berlin - Thousands of European environmental activists are readying to blockade a huge open-pit coal mine in Germany, backed for the first time by the student climate movement launched by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.

Kenyans protest bid to build East Africa's first coal plant

Nairobi - Scores of Kenyans on Wednesday protested a project to build a coal power station near the Lamu archipelago, a popular tourist spot that includes a UNESCO World Heritage site and vibrant marine life.

Renewable energy will outperform coal in April and May in U.S.

The future of U.S. electricity generation may have arrived, and it is not good news for struggling coal-fired generating plants. This month, for the first time ever, the renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal.

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble: IEA

Paris - A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.

China failing to curb methane emissions, study finds

Apo - Methane emissions from coal mining in China have continued to rise despite tough legislation and ambitious government targets, a new study based on satellite data said Wednesday.

Torn over coal, German village struggles to heal

Proschim - Sybille Tetsch returned to the German village of Proschim to set up a restaurant four years ago, in an attempt to save her birthplace from mining excavators and heal a deep rift there over the future of coal.

Germany should phase out coal use by 2038: commission

Berlin - Germany should stop using coal for electricity production by 2038, a government-appointed commission said Saturday, laying out an 80-billion euro roadmap to phase out the polluting fuel.

End in sight for Romania miners' strike: ministry

Bucharest - The majority of miners who have been on strike in Romania since 11 January have agreed to go to back to work after winning wage rises, the country's energy ministry said on Thursday.

With final goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine

Bottrop - Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic growth but lost the battle against cheaper foreign competitors.

With final goodbye, Germany to shutter last black coal mine

Berlin - Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic growth but lost the battle against cheaper foreign competitors.

End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes

Berlin - Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the country's post-war "economic miracle".

China's unbridled export of coal power imperils climate goals

Paris - Even as China struggles to curb domestic coal-fired power and the deadly pollution it produces, the world's top carbon emitter is aggressively exporting the same troubled technology to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, an investigation by AFP has shown...

Hundreds protest detention of Greenpeace activists in Slovakia

Bratislava - Hundreds protested in Bratislava on Monday against the detention without bail of 12 Greenpeace activists who staged a protest at Slovakia's largest brown coal mine, a move that the EU country's president and premier have both criticised.

For Poland's mining region, coal remains a way of life

Knur - "It's a family thing. My father, my grandfather were miners, so I am," says Arkadiusz Wojcik at a coal mine in the southern Polish town of Knurow.

Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit

Warsaw - Six Greenpeace activists scaled a massive chimney at Poland's Belchatow coal-fired power plant on Tuesday and will remain there overnight, as one of Europe's largest polluters gears up to host the COP24 climate summit.

'Hambi stays!': Thousands join German forest demo in anti-coal battle

Deutschland - Thousands of anti-coal demonstrators descended on Germany's Hambach forest Saturday, celebrating an unexpected court victory that suspended an energy company's planned razing of the woodland to expand a giant open-cast mine.
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In June 2016, The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban the handling and storage of both coal and coke at the port. The Oakland City Council voted to ban the handling and storage of coal and coke at the city’s terminals and bulk material facilities.
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PICTURE OF VIRGINIA-POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY MINE #2 NEAR RICHLANDS, VIRGINIA in 1929.
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The Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire, UK.
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RESOURCES: This open pit coal mine is in Mugla, Turkey, about 150 miles south of Soma where the Tuesday's disaster occurred.
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Peabody coal mine in New South Wales.
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A Wyoming coal mine.
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The Port of Longview in Washington state, established in 1921, has eight marine terminals handling a wide range of cargo.
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A mining technician oversees a coal export terminal.
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