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Australia seeks answers on reported Chinese coal 'ban'

Sydney - Australia on Tuesday called for China to clarify whether restrictions have been placed on the import of Australian coal, a potentially significant hit to the already struggling economy Down Under.

Australia approves major new fossil fuel projects

Sydney - Australia has approved two major new fossil fuel projects that proponents in the climate change-vulnerable nation say will create badly needed jobs despite growing concerns over emissions.

'Two-headed beast': China's coal addiction erodes climate goals

Bejing - China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.

Big promises, but can China be carbon neutral by 2060?

Bejing - Xi Jinping's shock promise to lead the world into a safer climate future was thin on details, leaving many questions unanswered on how the world's worst polluter will meet a 2060 carbon neutral target.

German villagers take coal fight to highest court

Frankfurt Am Main - A group of German villagers filed a complaint with the country's highest court Wednesday in a bid to save their homes from being destroyed to make way for the expansion of a giant coal mine.

Poland reports virus spike linked to mine

Warsaw - Poland saw a record spike in new confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend, with most of the hundreds of infections reported by the health ministry linked to a coal mine in the country's south.

Renewable energy topped coal in US for 40 days straight

Preliminary figures from the US Energy Information Administration show that renewables, including hydropower, wind, and solar, generated more electricity than coal every day during April 2020.

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 plantĀ 

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.
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Southern West Virginia Miner s Memorial
Dedicated by UMWA District 17  August 15  1998
Southern West Virginia Miner's Memorial Dedicated by UMWA District 17, August 15, 1998
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A coal power plant in Germany
A coal power plant in Germany
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RESOURCES: This open pit coal mine is in Mugla  Turkey  about 150 miles south of Soma where the Tues...
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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View into the Eagle Butte coal mine in Gillette  in Wyoming s Powder River Basin. The open-pit  truc...
View into the Eagle Butte coal mine in Gillette, in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The open-pit "truck and shovel" mine produces low-sulfur, sub-bituminous coal from the vast Roland and Smith seams. Library of Congress: Catalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/2015634124
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The Port of Longview in Washington state  established in 1921  has eight marine terminals handling a...
The Port of Longview in Washington state, established in 1921, has eight marine terminals handling a wide range of cargo.
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This denuded area used to be a mountain in West Virginia.
This denuded area used to be a mountain in West Virginia.
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File photo of Shirley Phelps-Roper at a Westboro demonstration held in Charleston WV after the 2010 ...
File photo of Shirley Phelps-Roper at a Westboro demonstration held in Charleston WV after the 2010 mining disaster that claimed twenty-nine lives.
Macro of ash from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant retention pond failure near Harriman  Tennessee  in ...
Macro of ash from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant retention pond failure near Harriman, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. This ash was located in the inlet appx. one mile downstream from the retention pond site, just off Swan Pond Road.
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Few people living in America today will remember how it was in the 1940s. This is an image of a wart...
Few people living in America today will remember how it was in the 1940s. This is an image of a wartime production plant. LOC - CALL NUMBER LC-USW36-376, reproduction number LC-DIG-fsac-1a35072.
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PICTURE OF VIRGINIA-POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY MINE #2 NEAR RICHLANDS  VIRGINIA in 1929.
PICTURE OF VIRGINIA-POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY MINE #2 NEAR RICHLANDS, VIRGINIA in 1929.
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Kosovo, Coal, Mining
Westboro Baptist Church members at a protest in Charleston WV  where they waved signs reading God Ha...
Westboro Baptist Church members at a protest in Charleston WV, where they waved signs reading God Hates Dead Miners, after the 2010 mining disaster that rocked the coal state.
The Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in  Aberdeenshire   UK.
The Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire, UK.
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Mrs. Monya McFall  one of the first documented women miners  holds up a picture of herself in 1978. ...
Mrs. Monya McFall, one of the first documented women miners, holds up a picture of herself in 1978. She told us, "Coal provided me with the opportunity to care for my family since I was just a girl. Now the advancement in technology will allow my grandkids to work in the same field, only they will design the plants that burn the coal that I used to dig out."
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The electrical grid brings electricity from the power source into our homes and businesses.
The electrical grid brings electricity from the power source into our homes and businesses.
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Uk sees drop in carbon emissions.
Uk sees drop in carbon emissions.
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