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When the coal layoffs trickle down

Apr 11, 2014
Coal communities in eastern Kentucky have been reeling from the effects of a relentless wave of mining layoffs.

In U.K., a case for re-opening coal mines?

Apr 10, 2014
England still depends on coal for 40 percent of electricity

When England walked away from coal

Apr 9, 2014
Thirty years ago, the Thatcher government closed most coal mines.

An English village, 30 years after its mine closed

Apr 8, 2014
Brampton lost its coal mine 30 years ago, despite a year-long miner's strike. What's there now?

Coal country starts to ask 'What's after coal?'

Apr 7, 2014
In eastern Kentucky, coal mines are closing, putting thousands out of work.

In Kentucky, who's to blame for coal's decline?

Apr 7, 2014
The main problem is that Kentucky coal is played out and expensive to mine.

The history of coal as a brand

Jan 20, 2014
Coal may be synonymous with pollution but as coal historian Barbara Freese found, that wasn’t always the case.

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Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Jan 8, 2014
The Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest coal-exporting terminal in North America. But Goldman Sachs doesn't want to back it anymore.

A village, poisoned: the toxic trail of China's coal industry

Dec 19, 2013
U.S. coal producers hope to export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world’s second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That’s generated record levels of air pollution in China, and polluted waterways,…

Will China buy American coal?

Dec 18, 2013
U.S. coal companies have hit hard times. Domestic demand is drying up, and global prices for coal are hitting record lows. What to do? The industry is looking across the Pacific to China for help, and is planning to build…