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U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options | Reuters

...... had been taken. SHIPS BANNED The United Nations Security Council, which has imposed a series of ever tighter sanctions on North Korea, has banned four ships from ports globally for carrying coal from North Korea, including one vessel that also had ammunition. The vessels are the first to be designated under stepped-up sanctions imposed on North Korea by the 15-member council in August and ......

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Bloomberg's charity donates $64 million to 'war on coal' | Reuters

...... June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Bria Webb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity gave another $64 million to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, he said on Wednesday. Bloomberg Philanthropies made the donation to the Beyond Coal campaign run by non-profit Sierra Club, and other organizations fighting the ......

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China's top coal province pledges 40 percent smog cut over winter | Reuters

...... SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Northern China’s Shanxi province, the country’s top coal producing region, will aim to cut concentrations of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 by 40 percent over the winter months, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The province will also aim to cut concentrations of sulphur dioxide - a key component of smog - by 40 percent over the October-Marc ......

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BNP Paribas stops funding shale energy firms, boosts green projects | Reuters

...... ($17.72 billion) to finance renewable energy projects by 2020 and invest 100 million euros in start-ups specializing in energy storage and efficiency. The lender has already stopped financing coal mines and coal-fired power plants, and no longer supports coal companies that are not planning to diversify their energy sources. BNP Paribas’s smaller rival Societe Generale said in October ......

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CSX CEO Harrison apologizes to rail customers, defends strategy | Reuters

...... trains, mothballed locomotives, and slashed overtime pay and hundreds of jobs. He changed the way rail cars are sorted in yards and replaced "unit" trains carrying a single commodity like coal or grain to carry diverse freight. "If I don’t accomplish anything else today, I want to apologize to our valued shippers," Harrison said on Wednesday. "Whatever problems we’ve had, we& ......

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China's top coke producer to curb output in pollution war | Reuters

...... recycle factories at low operating levels, and shut the tar processing and methanol sectors for maintenance," the statement said. Shanxi Coking, subsidiary of the province-backed Shanxi Coking Coal Group [SHANXA.UL], has a coke capacity of 3 million tonnes a year, annual tar capacity of 300,000 tonnes and yearly methanol capacity of 350,000 tonnes. The output cut is expected to decrease its ......

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Glencore sees record oil trading volumes as margins shrink | Reuters

...... with our mining assets down there but also to trade around, to supply the refinery and to have a refined products position in southern Africa," Beard said. In South Africa, Glencore mines coal, vanadium, platinum and chrome. It also has smelting and warehousing interests. "In terms of synergy, we will be supplying our mines with fuel, diesel and lubricants to run machinery." Beard ......

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Major U.S. rail customers to air complaints over CSX at hearing | Reuters

...... to testify as service has improved, nine companies will deliver public remarks on Wednesday, including The Chemours Company, Kellogg Company and Murray Energy Corp, the largest private U.S. coal mining company. An assortment of trade groups including automotive, grain, and paper lobbyists expected to speak on Wednesday have called on Congress to make it easier for shippers to file ......

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From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland | Reuters

...... downpours, more powerful storms and a rise in sea levels. And U.S. President Donald Trump weakened the Paris agreement by saying in June that he will pull out and instead bolster the U.S. coal industry. That means that geo-engineering short-cuts are gaining ground attention, ranging from ways to extract carbon from the air to more controversial schemes such as injecting chemicals into ......

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CSX CEO apologizes for problems, customers demand improvement | Reuters

...... trains, mothballed locomotives, and slashed overtime pay and hundreds of jobs. He also changed the way rail cars are sorted in yards and replaced "unit" trains carrying a single commodity like coal or grain with trains carrying diverse freight. "If I don’t accomplish anything else today, I want to apologize to our valued shippers," Harrison said. "Whatever problems we’ve had, ......

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South Africa's Exxaro completes sale of Tronox shares, nets $474 mln | Investing Home | Reuters

...... Exxaro Resources said on Wednesday it had completed its sale of 22.4 million shares in U.S. titanium products company Tronox with net proceeds of $474 million. Exxaro, which mainly produces coal, said last week it would sell the shares in Tronox as the company looks to focus on its core mining activities, provide funding for its future capital commitments, repay debt and return capital to ......

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White House nominates AccuWeather CEO to head climate agency | Reuters

...... said in a statement. Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal in June, saying the accord would cost America trillions of dollars, kill jobs and hinder the oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries. This week, the Trump administration began the process to undo the Obama administration’s clean power plan. Trump and Scott Pruitt, administrator of the ......

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CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes | Reuters

...... trains, mothballed locomotives and slashed overtime pay and hundreds of jobs. He also changed the way rail cars are sorted in yards and replaced "unit" trains carrying a single commodity like coal or grain with trains carrying diverse freight. He apologized to shippers for service disruptions, which he blamed on derailments and internal mistakes, including closing too many yards. ......

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Health impact of Trump environmental repeal - CNN

...... greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Announced by the Obama administration in August 2015, the Clean Power Plan was designed to set high-stakes limits on carbon particle pollution from US coal and gas-fired power plants. Environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council say they are the largest contributor to climate change. The EPA criticized the Obama administration's ......

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan - CNNPolitics

...... the Clean Power Plan is an achievable, affordable way to do that," Brune said in a Monday news release. "It is a key element in continuing the progress moving toward clean energy and retiring coal." ......

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North Korean crabs in China show challenge facing Trump - Oct. 11, 2017

...... residents said. But North Korean seafood is still not hard to find, probably because it's the main source of income. Related: Did China just break its promise not to buy North Korean coal? North Korean crabs were abundant at markets CNN visited in Hunchun in late September. In shop after shop, owners showed us North Korean crab and told us how they got it. "These were ......

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Barbuda after the hurricane: Residents return to pick up pieces - BBC News

...... Fellow octogenarian Miriam Harris is also hard at work, single-handedly cleaning up the house she has lived in since 1982. In the absence of her kitchen, she has been cooking on a traditional coal-pot. There is one bonus of the laborious daily hunt for wood to fire it up; the food tastes a lot better, she says with a wink. Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption Miriam Harris is using an ......

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Assessing What Energy Groups Think Is Wrong With The Clean Power Plan : NPR

...... notice to repeal the Clean Power Plan President Obama's signature effort to combat climate change. Steve Inskeep talks to lawyer Jeff Holmstead, who represents the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, one of the groups who had challenged the plan in court. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a notice to repeal the Clean Power Plan President Obama's signature effort to ......

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Business Highlights - ABC News

...... utilities, though experts say such attacks are often more about creating a psychological effect than they are a serious threat to the electricity grid. Odd bedfellows fight Trump move on coal, nuclear WASHINGTON (AP) An unusual coalition of business and environmental groups is fighting a Trump administration plan to bolster coal and nuclear energy at the expense of natural gas, wind ......

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Coal industry supporters celebrate EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan - ABC News

...... a review of the plan, it "has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the Agency's statutory authority." The move is being roundly praised by those connected to the coal industry, as coal is used to power power plants across the country. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy (ACCCE), an advocacy group supporting coal producers and related industries, ......

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