Coal mining
The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal and sometimes other resources from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Stee...
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EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives - The Washington Post
The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart attack and respiratory disease, scientists said Monday in the first peer-r...
Officials say death toll in Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32 with one person unaccounted for.
History of coal mining
The History of coal mining goes back thousands of years, and coal mining continues as an important economic activity today. Compared to wood fuels, coal yields that have higher amount of energy per ma...
Mountaintop removal
Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted fro...
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Underground mining (soft rock)
Underground mining (soft rock) refers to a group of underground mining techniques used to extract coal, oil shale and other minerals or geological materials from sedimentary ("soft") rocks. Because d...
Major coal producing regions
Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.The People's Republic of China...
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Environmental effects of coal
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In additi...
Environmental effects of coal - Wikipedia
Coal in Europe
Coal in Europe describes coal as energy fuel in Europe today. Coal includes hard coal, brown coal, and lignite.Coal production in Europe is falling, and imports exceed production. If production and ...
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Coal mining in Australia
Coal in Australia is mined primarily in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It is used to generate electricity and 54% of the coal mined in Australia is exported, mostly to eastern Asia. In 200...
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Coal mining in India
Coal mining in India has a long history of commercial exploitation covering nearly 220 years starting in 1774 with John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of the East India Company in the Raniganj Coal...
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Coal power in China
China is the largest consumer of coal in the world, and is about to become the largest user of coal-derived electricity, generating 1.95 trillion kilowatt-hours per year, or 68.7% of its electric...
Coal power in China - Wikipedia
Coal in South Africa
South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. Around 77% of South Africa's energy needs are directly derived fr...
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Coal mining in the United Kingdom
Coal mining in the United Kingdom probably dates to Roman times and took place in many different parts of the country. Britain's coalfields are associated with Northumberland and Durham, North and So...
Coal mining in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Coal mining in the United States
Coal mining in the United States is a major industry, and reached an all-time high of 1.06 Gt (1.17 billion short tons) in 2008, being mined in 25 states. The U.S. was a net exporter of coal in 2008,...
Coal mining in the United States - Wikipedia
List of coal mines in the United States
The following table lists the 52 coal mines in the United States that produced at least 4,000,000 short tons of coal in 2007. Production tonnage for the years 2007 and 2010 is shown in short tons. Da...
List of coal mines in the United States - Wikipedia
Coal electricity
A fossil fuel power station burns fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or petroleum (oil) to produce electricity. Central station fossil-fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continu...
Coal electricity - Wikipedia
Mountaintop removal mining
Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted fro...
Mountaintop removal mining - Wikipedia
EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives - The Washington Post
The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart attack and respiratory disease, scientists said Monday in the first peer-r...
Coal-mining region
Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.The People's Republic of China...
Coal-mining region - Wikipedia
Minestone
Minestone, also known as Colliery Spoil, is the solid residual material resulting from the mining of coal. It is likely to contain varying proportions of sandstone, shale, mudstone and coal fragments....
Mountain Party
The Mountain Party is a political party in the state of West Virginia that on July 8, 2007, at its state convention, voted to become the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party. At the 2007 Green P...
Tom Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh
(Thomas) "Tom" Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh, (18 March 1888 – 29 March 1967) was a British coal miner who became a Labour Party politician.
Born in Blackwell, Derbyshire, Williams ...