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India races against the clock to rescue 'rat-hole' miners

India races against the clock to rescue 'rat-hole' miners

Indian rescuers desperately battled rising water levels and a lack of effective machinery Tuesday in a race against the clock to reach 15 miners trapped for nearly two weeks in a flooded mineshaft.

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important UN meeting on global warming ...

Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn, on Sunday, the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the west German city.

S Korea plans energy U-turn away from coal, nuclear

S Korea plans energy U-turn away from coal, nuclear

A proposed energy U-turn by South Korea's new government would put the environment at the centre of energy policy, shifting one of the world's staunchest supporters of coal and nuclear power ...

Canada to phase out coal power by 2030

Canada to phase out coal power by 2030

Canada will shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emission under the Paris climate accord, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday.

Australia's 'dirtiest' power station to close

Australia's 'dirtiest' power station to close

One of Australia's dirtiest power plants will be shuttered as it is no longer economically viable, its owner said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Largest US coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy

Largest US coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the largest US coal miner, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, battered like the rest of the industry by competition from cheap natural gas and a push for cleaner energy.

Global energy demand to rise by 25% up to 2040: ExxonMobil

Global energy demand to rise by 25% up to 2040: ExxonMobil

Global demand for energy will rise by 25% between 2014 and 2040, ExxonMobil has said in its latest energy outlook.