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South Africa's parliament delays passing key mining law

Lawmakers will miss a December target to pass changes to mineral resource laws, seen as key for greater investor certainty.

India's US coal imports highest since 2015, seen up further on ban

Coal imports seen rising further amid fears ban may expand. Cement firms scrambling for U.S. coal - executive.

Saskatchewan may set back Canada’s plan to phase out coal by 2030

One coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan likely won't be retrofitted before 2030.

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100m loss

London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.

Canada says coal not coming back, US and Germany differ

Nearly 20 countries have joined a British-Canadian initiative to phase out coal from power generation before 2030.

Burning more coal to cut pollution – India's distressing dilemma: Russell

India’s New Delhi banned the burning of petroleum coke on Nov. 1, part of measures aimed at curbing air pollution, which last week reached 10 times the recommended limits.

Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

The pigments were likely obtained as a byproduct of sulfurous ore smelting.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Washington State company trying to revive shuttered coal mine

A Washington State company is trying to resist the wave of U.S. coal mine and coal plant closures by re-opening the John Henry Mine in King County.

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their struggle for independence.

South Africa's NUM says coal strike to begin on Nov. 19

The planned strike in the coal sector could affect power supply in Africa's most industrialized economy, as about 85 percent of electricity is generated from the fossil fuel.

Armed separatists occupy villages near Freeport's Indonesia mine

Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia’s Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labor unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

A year after Trump's win, coal is still losing to renewables

It’s been a year since President Donald Trump’s election and his pledges to transform the energy markets haven’t exactly come to pass.

Glencore extends lockout at Australia coal mine as talks stall again

Glencore has extended a lockout of 190 workers at Oaky North mine in eastern Australia for a further two weeks.

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

Light at the end of the tunnel - find out how a new ISO standard can help reduce mine accidents.

Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.

In the country where coal is king, a battle with the EU looms

The buzzword in the Brussels energy and climate bubble is 450, a number that is dividing European Union lawmakers and making coal-dependent Poland fume over upcoming reforms to the world’s biggest carbon market.

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.

Glencore raises marketing guidance, lowers output

In third-quarter production report, Glencore lowered its output guidance for copper, zinc and coal but said full-year earnings would not suffer.

Rick Perry suggests proposal to force utilities to pay more for non-renewables

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has come up with a controversial plan to slow the closure of coal-powered fire plants, under the guise of stabilizing the power grid.

Trump to shrink Utah national monuments in bid to boost drilling, mining

U.S. President Donald Trump will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said on Friday, a change that will open parts of them to drilling and mining but which Democrats, environmental groups and Native Americans are vowing to fight.

Nova Scotia miners call for better balance in protected areas plan

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is calling on the provincial government to strike a better balance between protecting jobs and protecting land.

In bizarre twist, coal may become a scarce commodity: Russell

The current debate surrounding coal is generally one of how long it will continue to play a role in the world's energy mix before it is replaced by cleaner alternatives, but the coming years may see a deficit in seaborne markets for the polluting fuel.

Why did this slide wipe $1.3B from Teck's market value?

The wrong coal mix tanks shares in Teck Resources, Canada's largest diversified miner.

Helicopter operated by Russian coal company crashed in Arctic Norway

A Mi-8 helicopter operated by Russian coal company Arktikugol crashed on Thursday with eight people on board.