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  1. Coal News: Death toll in China's 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32

    In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers prepare to enter the accident site to conduct search and rescue operation after a gas explosion at the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Chifeng, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. More than dozen miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported. (Lian Zhen/Xinhua via AP) BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported. The gas explosion hit the mine in Chifeng city in the Inner Mongolia region midday Saturday. Out of 181 miners working underground , 149 managed to get out and the rest died, official Xinhua News Agency reported. The mine was operated by the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd., Xinhua said. News of the blast came just hours after 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine were confirmed dead in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Four people were arrested in connection with that disaster. China's mining industry has long been among the world's deadliest, and top work safety regulators have acknowledged that some mines cut corners on safety standards due to financial pressure.

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  2. Coal News: Expansion of Colorado's largest coal mine clears a hurdle

    Colorado's flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state's largest mine, but it isn't a done deal, and further court challenges are likely.

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  3. Coal News: 11 trapped in China's latest coal mine accident

    A gas explosion has trapped 11 Chinese coal miners underground, in the latest in a string of deadly accidents striking the industry after 53 miners were killed in two similar blasts last week.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  4. Coal News: Adani to start construction of Australian mine next year

    India's Adani Enterprises Ltd. planned to begin construction work on Australia's biggest coal mine in the middle of next year, an executive said Tuesday.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  1. Coal News: 21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  2. Mississippi Power says it's likely to miss Kemper deadline

    Mississippi Power Co. says it's likely to again delay its Kemper County power plant, pushing completion of the $7 billion plant past the previous deadline of Dec. 31.  

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  3. Coal News: Managers questioned as 22 Chinese coal miners trapped

    The managers of an apparently unregistered coal mine in northeast China are under questioning as rescuers tried Thursday to reach 22 workers trapped for a third day.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  4. Coal News: Accident leaves 22 coal miners trapped in northeastern China

    Rescuers in northeastern China searched Wednesday for 22 miners trapped underground in the latest accident to befall China's mining industry.

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  5. Scotland's 400-MW Glenmuckloch pumped-storage scheme receives ministerial approval

    Scottish Ministers have granted their approval for the construction and operation of a 400-MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant at the Glenmuckloch surface coal mine .

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  6. Coal News: Safety violations found after deadly China coal mine blast

    Regulators found several safety violations in a coal mine in western China where 33 people died this week after being trapped underground in a gas explosion.

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    Thu, 3 Nov 2016

  7. Coal News: Today's energy system could blow Paris climate goals

    Amid whiffs of chemicals and the electric hum of transformers, Kraftwerk Jaenschwalde rises like an ash-colored fortress over a landscape disfigured by decades of open-pit coal mining.

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    Sat, 19 Nov 2016

  8. Coal News: Trump's vow to revive coal country is met with measured hope

    The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail.  

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    Tue, 22 Nov 2016

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