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Did business disputes play a role in Kim Jong Un's uncle's execution? - CNN.com

...... from the United Democratic Party who attended the briefing. Based on the intelligence agency's analysis, Jang's aides in certain government agencies involved in business projects, including coal and trade, overstepped their authority, creating conflicts with other agencies, the lawmaker said. The agency believes Kim may have stepped and demanded that the disputes be resolved -- an order ......

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(12/23/2013)
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Joe Queenan: Homesickness ain't what it used to be - CNN.com

...... not located in Scranton, a complete dump whose heyday lay buried in the rubble of the Speakeasy Era, but in Clark's Summit, a tiny suburb of Scranton. No sooner had I arrived in this moribund, coal-country backwater than I began yearning for all the things I had left behind in my newly beloved Delaware Valley. Cheesesteaks. Soft pretzels. Billy Penn's hat. The Liberty Bell. Professional ......

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Opinion: Is it time for tea party to divorce GOP? - CNN.com

...... the Michigan House ratified the 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which would require that any Congressional pay raises not go into effect until after the next election. Boehner dumps out coal, which he called a Christmas gift to President Clinton, during a news conference about the federal budget on December 21, 1995. Many government services and agencies were closed at the end of 1995 ......

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(12/18/2013)
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Is Santa driving a Tesla Model S? - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

...... AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks. So much for the Santa Claus rally that tends to lift the market around the holidays. Most investors are getting a lump of coal in their portfolio this month. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq have all declined through the first few weeks of December. But what's that in the distance? Do I hear Santa on his sleigh? Wait a ......

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(12/17/2013)
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John Boehner Fast Facts - CNN.com

...... the Michigan House ratified the 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which would require that any Congressional pay raises not go into effect until after the next election. Boehner dumps out coal, which he called a Christmas gift to President Clinton, during a news conference about the federal budget on December 21, 1995. Many government services and agencies were closed at the end of 1995 ......

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Opinion: What we owe our kids on climate - CNN.com

...... and growing climate extremes. We must, instead, keep maximum warming close to 1 degree Celsius. Thus, most of the allowed carbon emissions budget has been used up. We must phase out coal emissions. And it would be foolhardy to develop unconventional fossil fuels such as tar sands. In short, our analysis finds that we must act more quickly and more aggressively than politicians and ......

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Christmas on the estate: 6 grand houses - CNN.com

...... The opulent "cottages" hosting holiday events are The Breakers, an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo finished in 1895 for Cornelius Vanderbilt II; The Elms, a summer house completed in 1901 for coal magnate Edward Julius Berwind; and Marble House, which was inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles and completed in 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. The homes will be open for tours ......

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Opinion: What we owe our kids on climate - CNN.com

...... and growing climate extremes. We must, instead, keep maximum warming close to 1 degree Celsius. Thus, most of the allowed carbon emissions budget has been used up. We must phase out coal emissions. And it would be foolhardy to develop unconventional fossil fuels such as tar sands. In short, our analysis finds that we must act more quickly and more aggressively than politicians and ......

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Louvre-Lens: How a coal mining town became an art attraction - CNN.com

...... revolutionary painting -- "Liberty Leading the People" -- on postage stamps. Then the real thing turned up on his doorstep. For 35 years, Wosniak worked one-meter underground in one of the coal mines dotted across the small town of Lens, in northern France. Two decades ago, the last mine closed, and the industrial city fell into a grim economic slump of "closed shops, abandoned houses, ......

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Detroit bankruptcy ruling: We've been here before - Fortune Management

...... The decision was regarded as a canary in the coal mine for cash-strapped municipalities looking to cut pension obligations, but that little birdie has already sung. FORTUNE -- Loyal former city employees facing the heart-wrenching decision: pay for food or medicine? Retirees living on a few hundreds dollars a month and disabled workers trying to find minimum-wage jobs. This would be the ......

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(12/04/2013)
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Is BlackRock too big to fail? - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

...... smaller, and less interconnected. Dodd-Frank's "systemic designation" was meant to put large firms on the government's "naughty list." Intrusive Fed supervision was meant to be their lump of coal. Under the law, they still have the option of getting on the "nice" list of un-systemic institutions by restructuring and downsizing. Now wouldn't that be a nice Christmas present for us all? ......

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Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood - CNN.com

...... issue of human rights for women in Afghanistan, or helping female entrepreneurs in India develop clean cookstoves to prevent millions of deaths of women and children caused by dirty wood- and coal-burning ones. One of her first moves as secretary of state was to appoint Verveer as the first ambassador for global women's issues, weaving the cause of women's empowerment into the fabric of the ......

(1997 words by cnn.com)
(11/19/2013)
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How bad the Keystone pipeline is for the environment - Nov. 18, 2013

...... has oil sands -- Venezuela is loaded with them too. And there's something known as oil shale -- not to be confused with the shale oil currently coming out of North Dakota -- that's more like a coal substance and is very high in carbon. "Our path to ever dirtier forms of energy is paved by the decisions we make," said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of international programs at the NRDC. "Yo ......

(707 words by cnn.com)
(11/18/2013)

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A not-so 'Wonderful' idea? - CNN.com

...... her teens started in 1952. There are also talks with other living original cast members to see if they would sign on to the movie, which may sound like a holiday treat to some and like a lump of coal to many. "It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story" will be written by Bob Farnsworth, known primarily as a music producer, and Martha Bolton, whose resume largely consists of her work done on ......

(381 words by cnn.com)
(11/18/2013)
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Midwest tornadoes: 'The sky was just rumbling' - CNN.com

...... destroyed or seriously damaged as many as 400 homes in Washington alone, Gov. Pat Quinn told reporters Monday. Damage was also reported in the adjacent northern Illinois towns of Diamond and Coal City, in Champaign County in central Illinois, in southern Illinois' Washington County and in Massac County -- in the extreme southern tip of the state. Incredible footage of the tornado in ......

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(11/18/2013)
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Opinion: Humans causing jellyfish takeover - CNN.com

...... shutdown because of salps clogging up the seawater intake pipes for the cooling system. This might seem freakish, but jellyfish have caused many dozens of such shutdowns at nuclear power plants, coal-fired power plants, desalination plants -- pretty much any type of industry that draws seawater. Even seawater-cooled data centers such as Google's Finnish facility are at risk. Different types of ......

(1114 words by cnn.com)
(11/15/2013)
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Solar lasers and ocean power: unusual energy sources of the future - CNN.com

...... From volcanoes to wave power and even algae, researchers are looking far and wide for viable energy alternatives to power the planet after oil, gas and coal reserves run out. We take a look through some of the more interesting, promising and downright unusual possible energy sources of the future. Gallery by Matthew Ponsford Wind power is on the rise. Carbon fiber kites equipped with wind ......

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(11/13/2013)
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U.S. nuclear power's future dims after Fukushima, fracking boom - CNN.com

...... cheaper to build than nuclear plants, which can take a decade and cost billions of dollars to get up and running. And while gas isn't carbon-free, it puts out about half the carbon emissions of coal. The shift toward selling electricity on regional grids, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, has pitted nuclear-generated power directly against gas -- and nuclear is losing, Solan said. "Fr ......

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U.S. nuclear power's future dims after Fukushima, fracking boom - CNN.com

...... cheaper to build than nuclear plants, which can take a decade and cost billions of dollars to get up and running. And while gas isn't carbon-free, it puts out about half the carbon emissions of coal. The shift toward selling electricity on regional grids, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, has pitted nuclear-generated power directly against gas -- and nuclear is losing, Solan said. "Fr ......

(1242 words by cnn.com)
(11/07/2013)

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Environmental leaders: Steering us toward disaster? - CNN.com

...... has told us that the solution to the climate crisis will be found almost entirely through the deployment of wind and solar power, accompanied by dramatic increases in energy efficiency. With coal continuing to outpace every other energy source in both its use and its rate of growth; with global CO2 now past 400ppm and rising at an accelerating rate; it's time to acknowledge that these ......

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Nuclear energy film overstates positives, underplays negatives - CNN.com

...... if you take everything into account, a smartphone and the cloud data it uses only represent 15-20% as much electricity as an average refrigerator.) The film makes an effective case against coal combustion on public health grounds, with credible data on annual premature deaths both globally (3 million) and in the United States (13,000). Yet this indictment promptly and unfairly broadens to ......

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6 places where cats outshine tourist attractions - CNN.com

...... The cat that saved a Japanese train station Houtong, Taiwan The riverside town of Houtong, Taiwan, fell into feline celebrity by accident. Houtong once sat on top of Taiwan's largest coal mine. When the mine closed in the 1990s, the town's population dwindled. Then some new, furry residents arrived. The Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park ( Houtong Road, Ruifang District, New ......

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Environmental scientists tout nuclear power to avert climate change - CNN.com

...... time is running out. Without nuclear, the scientists believe global energy consumption will overtake the planet's ability to reverse the buildup of carbon dioxide pollution from burning oil, coal and other fossil fuels. At risk, said Hansen, are disintegrating polar ice sheets and rising sea levels which will threaten coastal regions. The letter is among the scientists' strongest public ......

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Environmental scientists tout nuclear power to avert climate change - CNN.com

...... time is running out. Without nuclear, the scientists believe global energy consumption will overtake the planet's ability to reverse the buildup of carbon dioxide pollution from burning oil, coal and other fossil fuels. At risk, said Hansen, are disintegrating polar ice sheets and rising sea levels which will threaten coastal regions. The letter is among the scientists' strongest public ......

(1229 words by cnn.com)
(11/03/2013)

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Report: 7 dead in mine blast in southwest China - CNN.com

...... (CNN) -- Seven miners were killed Saturday in an explosion at a coal mine in southwest China, state-run media reported. The blast occurred at about 2 a.m. local time at the Huangshuiba Coal Mine in the town of Yumo in the Guizhou Province, where 50 miners were working, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing local officials. Rescuers pulled 45 miners out of mine, including two ......

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Top climate change scientists issue open letter to policy influencers - CNN.com

...... technology can reduce proliferation risks and solve the waste disposal problem by burning current waste and using fuel more efficiently. Nuclear power remains more expensive than power from coal or natural gas. However, nuclear is one of the cheapest sources of clean energy (second only to large-scale hydro-electric). Innovation and economies of scale can make new power plants even cheaper ......

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China spends big to lock down energy resources - Oct. 30, 2013

...... by China National Offshore Oil Corporation ( CEO ) -- a big play for oil sand and shale gas. Analysts say the emphasis on the energy sector can be attributed to China's shift away from coal and a domestic shortfall in energy production. Companies need to look beyond China's borders for resources. The move abroad has not always been smooth. The state-owned CNOOC, for example, was ......

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China spends big to lock down energy resources - Oct. 30, 2013

...... by China National Offshore Oil Corporation ( CEO ) -- a big play for oil sand and shale gas. Analysts say the emphasis on the energy sector can be attributed to China's shift away from coal and a domestic shortfall in energy production. Companies need to look beyond China's borders for resources. The move abroad has not always been smooth. The state-owned CNOOC, for example, was ......

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Why world cant agree over climate change Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

...... were closed, the airport was shut down. Pedestrians could barely get around. The images are a vivid reminder of the impacts of industrial growth, especially when powered by dirty fuels like coal, which accelerates not only pollution but also climate change. The latest report from the United Nation's scientific panel says it is "extremely likely" - more than a 95 percent probability - that ......

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Investors sound the alarm on climate change - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

...... Why a coalition worth $3 trillion is calling on the oil, gas, coal, and energy industries to reassess the risks of a warming planet By Ryan Bradley, senior editor FORTUNE—If human-caused climate change is accepted as a certainty—which it is, by 95% of scientists (a higher percentage, by the way, than agree that smoking causes cancer)—what are the ramifications for business? ......

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