By Eric Schultz NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents who inhale coal smoke at home may put their babies at increased risk of birth defects, Chinese researchers say. Zhiwen Li and colleagues at the Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing found
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Eliminating carbon from power plant emissions is cost-prohibitive and environmentally counterproductive Jeffrey H. Michel Editor’s note: This is an important update on our previous assessment  Carbon Capture and Storage A False Solution (SiS 39) A
Heavy flooding in China has led to two separate coal mine accidents, which killed three people and trapped more than 40 on Saturday. In the first accident, heavy rains caused part of a coal mine in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to cave in, killing
The Economic Times reports Indian mineral production declined 14.52 percent in April compared to the preceding month due to sharp drop in the output of coal, bauxite and copper, official data showed Monday. Coal production slumped 32.81 percent at 407 lakh tonnes and production of bauxite fell 18.23 percent at 1,041 thousand tonnes in the reporting month, according to data released by the ministry of mines.
Scientists have come up with a possible explanation for why the rise in Earth's temperature paused for a bit during the 2000s, one of the hottest decades on record. The answer seems counterintuitive. It's all that sulfur pollution in the air from China's massive coal-burning, according to a new study.
Vale has increased its initial coal production target at the Moatize mine in Mozambique by 76% and is planning to quadruple that result in 2012. Vale sales manager Marcelo Matos said Moatize mine is expected to produce 1.5Mt of coal in 2011.
World coal production is dominated by China. China's coal production is projected to peak in 2027 with a peak production level of 5.1 billion tons. World (excluding China)'s coal production is projected to peak in 2027 with a peak production level of 4.1 billion tons.
The State Council, China's Cabinet, has approved the arrest of two senior executives responsible for a gas leak that killed 37 people in Yuzhou of central Henan Province in October 2010.
Mongolia chose U.S. miner Peabody Energy , a venture between China's Shenhua and Japan's Mitsui & Co, and a Russian-led consortium as preliminary winners to jointly develop the prized Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, a senior government source said on Monday. The project, which may require initial investment of more than $7 billion, is seen as vital to kick-start the land-locked nation's economy. It will also generate billions of dollars in revenue for the companies involved and add tens of millions of tonnes of increasingly rare coking coal used by steel makers.
A buildup of volatile gas hampered rescue efforts in one Chinese coal mine and water continued to pour into another as emergency crews raced to reach 42 people trapped yesterday for a second day, officials and state media reports said. The accidents — a cave-in at one mine and a flood at the other — occurred on Saturday in two southern provinces after days of heavy rains.
(Source: Sun Star Daily) Entertainment THE bank that financed the controversial coal-fired power plant in Naga City, Cebu said it has no power to padlock the facility if owners fail to conform with environmental and safety considerations. Bruce Purdue,
New Delhi : In a major consolidation exercise, state-owned trader MMTC Ltd has dropped plans of buying overseas coal mines, commercial farming in Africa and generating electricity locally. The company would instead concentrate on its core businesses such
It is reported that Queensland is attempting to quarantine its boom coal-seam gas industry from the Gillard government's carbon tax after successfully gaining an exemption from the mineral resources rent tax. The Bligh government is arguing for further
Reuters quoted the China Electricity Council said China top five major state-owned power generating groups continued to rack up losses on their thermal power business in May despite the government raising power prices in April. The council said mainly
It is reported that Ms Gillard government climate change adviser Mr Ross Garnaut has defended his attack on the coal sector aggressive opposition to a carbon tax, calling research by the industry to fight the policy as professionally wrong. Professor
Continental Coal has received a further offer of financing that could potentially allow the development of the Penumbra Mine to be completed in a more capital efficient manner. The new offer of finance offering more attractive terms for the company has
IBNS cited Mr Ganesan Natarajan Encore Coke Ltd President as saying that the merchant coke sector in eastern India is hopeful of riding the boom of steel production in the near future. He said steel industries in India are largely dependant upon blast
BHP Billiton could be set to announce another share buyback, after the successful completion of its $US10 billion ($9.3bn) capital management program. UBS analyst Glyn Lawcock said a renewed capital management plan from the diversified miner was imminent and he was expecting BHP to announce another buyback at its half-year results on August 24.
Warning that 80 per cent of the country's power plants face the risk of a default due to coal shortages and environmental issues, a body of power producers has petitioned the government for an expert group to review contracts awarded under through the competitive bidding route.
The Greens' push to shut down the coal industry could severely undermine the nation's economy and sacrifice 200,000 jobs, new economic modelling warns. As the party takes to Federal Parliament today with unprecedented numbers and wielding the balance of power in the Senate, fresh research finds that leader Bob Brown's policy to phase out coal mining would slash GDP by up to $36 billion a year.
Rescuers were racing against time on Saturday to reach 40 miners buried underground in two separate coal mine disasters which have already killed three people in south China. Work crew operated at least 17 pumps at Niupeng Mine in rural Guizhou Province to release water from the flooded mine before rescuers could be sent down the pit.
Canadian base metal and coal miners were the nation's economic bright spot in April, according to report from Statistics Canada released on Thursday. The study, which looked at gross domestic product by industry, found that mining grew strongly while the rest of the economy was mostly flat.
TROY ROWLING IT WAS the first time Ken and Aileen Harrison (pictured) had experienced the "hospitality" of the mining industry. About a decade ago, a vehicle of coal workers drove through the front gate of the couple's farm, past the shearing shed the
Mexican mining production rose 22% in April from the year-ago month, led by a big jump in output of copper, the National Statistics Institute, or Inegi, said Thursday. Copper production rose 77% to 32,324 metric tons.
Written by G.Ulziisaikhan This month mine explorers “Energy Resources” operating in Ukhaakhudag providence successfully transported their first coking coal pilot shipment to Europe. Produced in Umnugobi providence it is first transported to Choir,