Dec 4, 2016

Chinese coal mine blasts kill 59

At least 59 people have been killed in two separate Chinese coal mine blasts, according to death tolls reported by state media. An explosion Saturday at a colliery in the northern Inner Mongolia region killed 32, Xinhua news agency said. A total of 181 ...

Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Nov 30, 2016

Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Donald Trump plans to dismantle President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But delivering on his campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of long-gone coal mining jobs could prove far more difficult. Internal documents ...

Undermining China: towns sink after mines close

Aug 15, 2016

Undermining China: towns sink after mines close

Deep in the coal heartlands of northern Shanxi province, people in the village of Helin are fighting a losing battle as the ground beneath them crumbles. They are patching up cracks, rebuilding walls and filling in sinkholes caused by decades of coal mining. Around ...