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Stock market prankster awaits sentencing

In 2012, Australian environmental activist, Jonathan Moylan, sent out a fake press release which caused the share price of a coal company to crash by A$3 million.

Gas leak in Spanish mine kills 6, injures 5 (video)

A gas leak at the Santa Lucía coal mine in Pola de Gordon, northern Spain, killed six miners on Monday and five others were taken to hospital in nearby León. Apparently there was no explosion.

Sardinian coal miners barricade themselves over job security

Cagliari - Around 100 workers in the only Italian coal mine have barricaded themselves in, armed with explosives, seeking reassurance their jobs will continue.

Ancient giant turtle fossils found in Colombian coal mine

Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of an ancient turtle that is being described as the size of a small car.

30 miners trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in Columbia

Sardinata - At least 30 miners are trapped on Wednesday after an explosion occurred in the La Preciosa coal mine located in the northeast town of Sardinata.

Op-Ed: The Waiting Widows of the West Virginia Coal Mine

As long as we have coal mines in the state of West Virginia we will always have children without fathers, mothers without sons, sisters without brothers and the empty arms of the coal miners' waiting widow.

West Virginia Mine Methane Blast Worst in a Quarter Century Special

It's a tragic and sad day in Montcoal, West Virginia today following yesterdays methane explosion at the Raleigh County coal mine. 25 confirmed dead, 2 hospitalized- 4 missing as rescue efforts stopped till holes can be drilled to releases gases.

Flathead River Valley in B.C. is now protected from mining

In the Speech from the Throne delivered Tuesday by British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor Steven L. Point, the government announced its intention to work with the state of Montana to protect the Flathead River Valley.

13 dead, 66 missing after coal mine accident in China

A coal mine accident took place on Tuesday in Henan Province. The accident has killed 13 people and as Xinhua news agency reports, 66 people are still missing.

19 Miners Trapped In Slovak Coal Mine Explosion

A coal mine explosion that may have been caused by gas has trapped 19 miners and injured 9 others at the Handlova mine in Slovakia.

Report: 32 dead in China mine blast

Cause of explosion under investigation in southwest china

Last Working Coal Mine In Cape Breton Is To Close

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia — People in this economically battered community were contemplating a future of deep uncertainty Wednesday after Ottawa announced it was closing Cape Breton's last working coal mine. Miners throughout the city hit with chronic j..
 

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Sago Coal Mine disaster memorial in Philippi West Virginia
Sago Coal Mine disaster memorial in Philippi West Virginia
State of West Virginia- Gov. Joe Manchin
The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
Mine Safety and Health Administration of Dept of Labor
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
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo  now a tour guide  explains the history and operation of the mine...
Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo, now a tour guide, explains the history and operation of the mine. The miners had canaries in small cages to detect the presence of dangerous gases in the tunnels.
Visitors to the mine enter the small elevator down to the tunnels. The guides make sure visitors  we...
Visitors to the mine enter the small elevator down to the tunnels. The guides make sure visitors, wearing helmets and battery-operated head lights, are aware of the safety regulations inside the mine.
Entrance to the mine  Chiflón del Diablo  (The Devil s Blast) in Lota. The mine is a National Histo...
Entrance to the mine "Chiflón del Diablo" (The Devil's Blast) in Lota. The mine is a National Historic Monument of Chile.
Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta).
Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta).
Ainslie Langdon
People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explo...
People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
Bulent Kilic, AFP
The Bowie #2 mine is a longwall mining complex in Paonia  Colorado.
The Bowie #2 mine is a longwall mining complex in Paonia, Colorado.
Bowie Resources
6 miners were killed and 5 injured by a methane gas leak at a coal mine in Northern Spain on October...
6 miners were killed and 5 injured by a methane gas leak at a coal mine in Northern Spain on October 28, 2013
YouTube
View of the small port of Lota. The mines are located hundreds of meters under the bottom of the sea...
View of the small port of Lota. The mines are located hundreds of meters under the bottom of the sea. Some of the inhabitants of Lota work now as tour guides, fishermen, and coal collectors.
Panoramic view of the city of Lota. About 50 000 people live in Lota. When coal mining started in th...
Panoramic view of the city of Lota. About 50,000 people live in Lota. When coal mining started in the middle of the XIX Century only about 3,000 people lived in Lota; 600 of them worked in the mine,
A section of the tunnels in the Lota mine. The company introduced Eucalyptus in Chile to obtain the ...
A section of the tunnels in the Lota mine. The company introduced Eucalyptus in Chile to obtain the wood used to support the tunnels under the sea. Tunnels are completely dark; photo taken with flash.

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