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Tag: coal mine

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:00 UTC

    Australia approves new coal mine: 2,5 million tons in five years

    Scientists have repeatedly warned that any new fossil fuel projects are not compatible with global climate goals.

    Despite elected on a climate action platform the Australian government has approved a new coal mine for the first time since it was elected, reports the BBC from Canberra. The government was bound by national environment laws when considering Central Queensland's Isaac River coal mine, a spokeswoman said.

  • Friday, April 4th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

    White House targets methane emissions

    According to the White House, 36% of methane emissions come from agriculture.

    By Nicholas Cunningham of - On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President's Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

  • Monday, May 9th 2011 - 18:59 UTC

    Brazil’s Vale invests 2 billion USD to develop Mozambique vast coal reserves

    Mozambican President Armando Guebuza at the opening of Moatize mine complex

    The world’s largest iron-ore producer, Brazil’s Vale will double investments in Mozambique to 4 billion US dollars in the next four years, said on Monday Chief Executive Officer Roger Agnelli.

  • Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 06:30 UTC

    Coal mine project in Chilean Patagonia triggers Facebook debate

    Chile is becoming increasingly dependent on coal burning generators

    Mina Invierno, a major coal mine project to be located in Chilean Patagonia, has sparked new controversy in the Magallanes Region. The coal mine will be located on Isla Riesco, Chile’s fourth biggest island, just 80 miles from the region’s capital of Punta Arenas.