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Coal port plan will kill Great Barrier Reef: activists

Conservationists on Wednesday slammed Australia's approval for an Indian firm to expand a major coal port on the Great Barrier Reef coast, warning it would hasten the natural wonder's demise.

Coal port plan will kill Great Barrier Reef: activists
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo

Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and India.

Coal rush ravages Indonesian Borneo
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China’s Shenhua planning to invest $8 billion into coal production in Kazakhstan

Coal production in Kazakhstan in 2012 totaled 120.511 million tons (3.5% up).

China’s Shenhua planning to invest $8 billion into coal production in Kazakhstan
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RMK to invest $600 million in Kazakhstan

Russkaya Mednaya Kompaniya (RMK) plans to invest 600 million dollars in the execution of projects in Kazakhstan.

RMK to invest $600 million in Kazakhstan
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Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn

Resources giant Rio Tinto announced the US$1.02 billion sale of its stake in Australia's Clermont thermal coal mine Monday as it seeks to shore up its ailing bottom line.

Rio sells Australian coal mine stake for $1.02 bn
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Disabled former miner uses Molotov cocktail against ArcelorMittal in Karaganda

One of the disabled walked to the second floor of the building and cast a bottle of Molotov cocktail in the corridor soaking the carpet of the floor with the kerosene from the bottle. After that he put a match to it and started a fire.

Disabled former miner uses Molotov cocktail against ArcelorMittal in Karaganda
Balkhash Thermal Power Plant. Photo courtesy of munaigaz.kz
New Kazakh-Korean Balkhash TPP to burn Ekibastuz coal

Kazakhstan is getting year another coal fueled power plant, a South Korean-owned one this time.

New Kazakh-Korean Balkhash TPP to burn Ekibastuz coal
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17 million tons of coal mined in Karaganda oblast

Over 17 million tons of coal was mined in Karaganda oblast in the first 7 months of 2013.

17 million tons of coal mined in Karaganda oblast
Major China coal plant drains lake, wells: Greenpeace
Major China coal plant drains lake, wells: Greenpeace

A major Chinese state-owned coal producer has caused "drastic drops" in groundwater near one of its projects.

Major China coal plant drains lake, wells: Greenpeace
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Most coal must stay in ground to save climate: report

Most fossil fuels must remain in the ground because burning them will unleash changes which will "challenge the existence of our society".

Most coal must stay in ground to save climate: report
Nathaniel Rothschild (L) and Bakrie & Brothers Chief Executive Officer Bobby Gafur Umar. ©REUTERS
Rothschild mulls counter-bid in Bumi battle: report

British financier Nathaniel Rothschild is mulling a bid for Bumi Plc coal assets to counter an offer by Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family, and has approached one of their rivals.

Rothschild mulls counter-bid in Bumi battle: report
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Kazakhstan will start making oil from coal

Kazakhstan scientists have developed a new technology of oil production from coal.

Kazakhstan will start making oil from coal
Troitsk hydropower plant. Photo courtesy of pravdaurfo.ru.
Kazakhstan to impose an environment penalty on Russia

Russia purchases Kazakh coal for its Troitsk hydropower plant, but the ash is brought back to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to impose an environment penalty on Russia
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Kazakhstan government updated strategic fields list

Kazakhstan Government has updated the list of the fields of strategic importance.

Kazakhstan government updated strategic fields list
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Kyrgyzstan returned 29 wagons of radioactive coal to Kazakhstan

29 wagons with radioactive coal stocked at Severnaya customs in Kyrgyzstan were sent back to Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan returned 29 wagons of radioactive coal to Kazakhstan
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Kyrgyzstan government banned import of radioactive coal from Kazakhstan

Acting Prime-Minister of Kyrgyzstan instructed Kyrgyzstan's state customs service to ban import of coal from Kulandy mine.

Kyrgyzstan government banned import of radioactive coal from Kazakhstan
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Kazakh coal mine checked for radiation over Kyrgyz scandal

No radiation was discovered at Kulandy coal mine of Zhambyl oblast.

Kazakh coal mine checked for radiation over Kyrgyz scandal
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Kyrgyzstan raises Cain over radioactive coal from Kazakhstan

Bishkek heat power plant received 8 thousand tons of coal from Kazakhstan with radiation level 2-8 times exceeding the standards.

Kyrgyzstan raises Cain over radioactive coal from Kazakhstan
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January – August coal production figure announced

Kazakhstan is ranked 8th in terms of coal production, holding 4% of the global coal reserves. Coal accounts for 80% of power generated in Kazakhstan.

January – August coal production figure announced
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2 people trapped in coal mine in Karaganda oblast

5 people were working in the level at the time of the blast. Three of them walk to the top on their own, two are still trapped.

2 people trapped in coal mine in Karaganda oblast