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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.
Posted In: coal, layoffs, coal mining
Miners In Utah
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In U.K., a case for re-opening coal mines?

Apr 10, 2014
England still depends on coal for 40 percent of electricity
Posted In: coal, Britain
Miner's strike
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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?
Posted In: coal, Britain
Laid-off miners Jeff Combs and Ryan Trent in Hazard, Kentucky.
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Coal country starts to ask 'What's after coal?'

Apr 7, 2014
In eastern Kentucky, coal mines are closing, putting thousands out of work.
Posted In: coal, Appalachian Trail
Coal mining
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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.
Posted In: coal, Eastern Kentucky
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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.
Posted In: coal, brand, pollution
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China rolls out plan to clean its air - will it work?

Jan 9, 2014
China has some of the worst smog in the world – impacting the lives of more than a billion people as well as the bottom line for the world’s second biggest economy.
Posted In: China, air pollution, coal
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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, too.
Posted In: China's Environment, China, coal
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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 coal terminals in Washington to export coal from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the world’s second-biggest economy. But is China interested in American coal?
Posted In: coal, China
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A Montana tribe encourages coal mining, for its own well-being

Dec 17, 2013
The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining

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