Coal mining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity...

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Coal mining | World Coal Association

... coal is currently produced worldwide and 810.5 Mt of brown coal/lignite. Coal is mined by two methods: surface or 'opencast' mining, and underground mining.

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Coal Mining | How Do They Do It | Discovery Science

Discover how miners work with sophisticated machinery to mine coal safely and help power America.

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How Do They Do It__ Coal Mining Video.flv - YouTube

Nov 25, 2010 ... Up next. Coal Mining: The Dangerous Job on EARTH - DOCFILMS - Duration: 43:21. DOCFILMS 58,010 views. 43:21...

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Coal Mining and Processing | Energy Trends Insider

Coal miners use giant machines to remove coal from the ground. They use two methods: surface or underground mining. Many U.S. coal beds are very near the...

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About coal mining impacts | Greenpeace International

Jul 1, 2016 ... Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines,...

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Plundering Appalachia - The Tragedy of Mountaintop-Removal Coal ...

Mountaintop-removal mines in Appalachia are estimated to produce just 5 to 10 percent of total U.S. coal production, and generate less than 4 percent of our...

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4 Coal Mining and Processing | Coal: Research and Development to ...

A modern coal mine is a highly mechanized industrial plant that has to meet strict standards of engineering design and operation. The size, power, strength,...

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Learn About Wyoming Coal Mining. - Wyoming Mining Association

Wyoming, the nation's leading coal producer since 1986, provides about 40% of America's coal through the top 10 producing mines located in the Powder River...

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Regulator sounds alarm over deaths at coal mines - CBS News

Feb 3, 2016 ... Already in severe economic distress from tumbling demand and plunging energy prices, the nation's beleaguered coal industry started the new...

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Coal Mining - Maryland Department of the Environment - Maryland.gov

Maryland Bureau of Mines Coal Division. Garrett_County_Maryland_Surface_Coal_Mine_Reclamation_Site. Garrett County MD, Surface Coal Mining...

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iLoveMountains.org — What is mountaintop removal coal mining ...

Mountaintop removal is a relatively new type of coal mining that began in Appalachia in the 1970s as an extension of conventional strip mining techniques.

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coal mining | Britannica.com

Jun 14, 2016 ... Since the mid-20th century, coal has yielded its place to petroleum and natural gas as the principal energy supplier of the world. The mining of...

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Illinois State Geological Survey Coal Mines in Illinois Viewer ...

Instructions: The Coal Mines in Illinois Viewer illustrates a general depiction of underground mining in the state and will help determine the proximity of coal...

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Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era | eHISTORY

Historical accounts and photos of 19th century coal mining, primarily in the underground mines of the Pennsylvania anthracite region.

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What does It Mean to be a "Canary in a Coal Mine"?

To be a canary in a coal mine is to serve as a warning to others. The term got its start when miners actually used canaries to...

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Major Group 12: Coal Mining

This major group includes establishments primarily engaged in producing bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite. Included are mining operations and...

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Can Coal Ever Be Clean? - National Geographic Magazine

Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO₂ emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted...

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Annual Coal Report - Energy Information Administration

Mar 23, 2016 ... The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves,...

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Obama halts new federal coal mining | TheHill

Jan 15, 2016 ... The Obama administration is halting major new leases to mine coal on federal land for about three years as it works to reform the controversial...

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No Matter What Trump Says, Coal Mining Jobs Are Not Returning To ...

May 5, 2016 ... Some years back President Obama asked Steve Jobs when all those manufacturing jobs in China, where Apple products were being...

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Coal Mining | OpenSecrets

The coal mining industry provides the biggest source of campaign dollars within the mining industry, and has supported Republicans in each of the past 13...

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Poland's disappearing lakes fuel battle over coal mining | Reuters

Jul 10, 2016 ... Poland's disappearing lakes fuel battle over coal mining. By Claudia Ciobanu. WILCZYN, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early...

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Dirty Jobs: Coal Mining | HowStuffWorks

Before the invention of the coal mucker, transporting waste rock was a back-breaking task. Check out Mike Rowe's attempts at driving the coal mucker in this...

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Mining - PacifiCorp

PacifiCorp has interests in coal mines that support its coal-fueled generating facilities. In Wyoming, PacifiCorp has two-thirds interest in the Jim Bridger Mine.

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Closure of Kellingley pit brings deep coal mining to an end - BBC ...

Dec 18, 2015 ... Miners at a North Yorkshire colliery have finished their final shifts as the closure of the pit brings an end to centuries of deep coal mining in...

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Coal Mining in Appalachia : Southern U.S.A Culture, History & Travel

History of coal mining in southern Appalachia. COAL MINING IN APPALACHIA. The Southern Appalachian region has long been one of the largest sources of...

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America's Bloody Industry: A Worker's History of Coal Mining

Mine owners have a long history of exploiting workers. ... Race relations were often tense in the coal camps, as coal companies frequently used the mistreatment...

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Types of Underground Coal Mines | United Mine Workers of America

This drawing depicts the three types of underground mines--shaft mines, slope mines and ... Drift mines have horizontal entries into the coal seam from a hillside.

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Chinese Money Keeps Coal Mines Humming - WSJ

Feb 18, 2016 ... Another major chunk of cash from Chinese investors into a struggling Australian coal producer shows why coal prices will stay low for long.

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West zenithia MINE DISASTERS - Miners' Health Safety and Training

WV MINE DISASTERS 1884 to Present. DATE, COMPANY, MINE...

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Coal Mining in Iowa

How did coal mining begin and develop in Iowa? The earliest settlers mined coal among the hills of south central Iowa. They used coal to heat their homes and...

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