Explore the Titanic history behind the 1997 James Cameron Titanic movie. See photos and video of the ship, crew, and passengers prior to the sinking and listen to Titanic survivor accounts.
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Global coal consumption rose by 1%, (25 mtoe), with India (4.8%, 18 Mtoe) recording the fastest growth, as demand both inside and outside of the power sector increased.
The miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures. It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.
Moon pies have been made daily at the Chattanooga Bakery since the brand's inception on April 29, 1917. Earl Mitchell Junior said his father came up with the idea for Moon pies when he asked a Kentucky coal miner what kind of snack he would like to eat, and the miner requested something with graham cracker and marshmallow.
I have been aware of and following the Mount Polley mine for close to 20 years. Because of a lot uninformed discussion about the mine I thought I would try to outline some basic facts
Tackling climate change and reducing poverty can, and indeed must, go hand in hand. And the role for coal is rapidly shrinking
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A coal seam fire still raging after three weeks has turned a small town in southern Australia into a smoke- and ash-filled hazard. Elderly people, young children and pregnant women were advised to evacuate Morwell, and photos from the burning Hazelwood Coal Mine elicit comparisons to the fictional horrorscape of Mordor.
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He pointed to what he called scandalous allegations reported by Guardian Australia that it may have falsified samples and evidence when appealing against a fine for a discharge at its Abbot Point coal terminal during Cyclone Debbie last year.
Australia has pledged A$500 million (£275m; $379m) to protect the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. In recent years, the reef has lost 30% of its coral due to bleaching linked to rising sea temperatures and damage from crown-of-thorns starfish. The funding will be used to reduce the runoff ...
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Some countries may be phasing out coal, but production of the fossil fuel has more than doubled over the past four decades.
Two wrecks discovered in 2015 have been identified as coal-trading ships, rather than the plane that went missing in 2014 with 239 passengers.
Photograph by Flickr user Proper Pictures. Living near an active volcano can be a little anxiety-producing, but it's not the only fire raging below the Earth's surface. Coal is a long-burning mineral hidden underground that can ignite when the circumstances are right. Those circumstances include ...
Articles about gemstones written by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Each article includes photos and information about the gem's phyiscal properties and geologic origin.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall. The South Australian Government been forced to beg fossil fuel operators to bring mothballed plants back online, to contain wild swings in electricity spot price caused by unstable renewable production, prices which last month peaked at $14,000 / MWh – up from more normal prices of $100 / MWh which prevailed ...
This is the story of the light and signal station at Inskip Point - just next to Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia. The station began as the location for a beacon for the port of Maryborough in the 1860s, to a pilot station in the late 1800s and a light and signal station in the early 1900s.
facts / info on 2010-2011 floods (damage, impact on economy, various industries, Great Barrier Reef). Facts on Victoria floods. Facts on Cyclone Yasi.
Project Gutenberg Australia a treasure-trove of literature treasure found hidden with no evidence of ownership
By region, Asia Pacific holds the most proved reserves (41% of total), split mainly between Australia, China and India. The US remains the largest single reserve holder (24.2% of total).
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