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Deaths 'concealed' in coal mine

Watchdog says blasts in Jilin killed 42 workers, 11 remain missing The State Council will launch full investigations into two gas blasts at a coal mine in Jilin province that involve concealing the number of dead from the first blast, China's work saf...

Farmland inundated after aluminum sludge leak

About 67 hectares of farmland were submerged in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region as of Tuesday after a sludge dump of an aluminum company began leaking Saturday.

Shenhua invests $21b to produce alumina from coal ash

China Shenhua Group, the country's largest coal producer, on Sunday kicked off construction on a project capable of producing alumina from coal ash, a waste byproduct of thermal power generation.

Iron ore inventories dip in China

Inventories of iron ore at 25 major Chinese ports dipped 0.75 percent week-on-week to 99.6 million metric tons in the week ending on December 12, according to the Xinhua-China Iron Ore Price Index released on Tuesday.

China realizes world's biggest carbon cut – equal to 630 million tonnes of coal

China reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 billion tonnes between 2006 and 2010, the biggest decrease of any country in the period, according to a new report. The country's energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP), declined by 19.1 percent from the level of 2005, equal to saving the energy consumption of 630 million tonnes of standard coal.

New couples and consumers in smaller cities driving China diamond sales

China Daily reports the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world said on Tuesday that China's demand for the precious stones will steadily increase in spite of rising prices. Empresa Nacional de Diamantes (Endiama), the national diamond company based in Angola, said that the Chinese market had accounted for up to 40 percent of its exports annually on average over the past three to five years.

US energy companies seek co-op with China

US-based companies are looking for opportunities to build cooperative relationships with the Chinese mining industry by providing machinery, safety equipment and clean coal technology, aiming to open the market further.

World's largest gold coin unveiled in Australia

The biggest, heaviest and inherently most valuable gold coin in the world was unveiled by the Perth Mint, Australia's historic precious metals mint on Thursday.

Coal mine accident leaves 7 dead, 11 missing

ZHENGZHOU - Seven people have been confirmed dead and 11 others are missing after a gas outburst occurred early Thursday at a coal mine in central China's Henan Province. A spokesman with the provincial work safety authorities said the gas rush hap...

Death toll in mine accident stands at 17

The death toll rose to 17 miners on Wednesday after a massive buildup of gas and coal hit a colliery in Southwest China's Guizhou province, adding to a rash of deadly mine accidents this year.

China's green campaign saves 150m tons of coal

BEIJING - A national energy-saving campaign involving over 1,000 companies managed to save equivalent to 150 million tons of coal from 2006 to 2010, China's top economic planner said Sunday. The companies that consumed half the energy of the industrial

10 confirmed dead in coal mine flooding

Ten miners are confirmed dead in a coal mine flooding in Southwest China's Sichuan province, with two others still missing, local authorities said Saturday.

Covered-up mine accident kills 5 in NW China

LANZHOU - Five people were killed in a coal mine accident that was kept under wraps up for over 40 days in Northwest China's Gansu province, local authorities said Sunday. The government of Shandan county launched an investigation after receiving a