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The Miners Strike of 1982-84

The Miners Strike of 1982-84

“As painful as it was at the time , the closing of the mines was probably the best policy. If it hadn’t happened would Scotland still be producing expensive coal that no one could afford , all at tax-payers expense? 343 more words

Scottish Referendum

Free Fall: The Plight of America's Coal Heartland

Michael Estep lost his job as a coal miner in June; as his family withdrew the last $7 from their checking account, they had no idea how they would survive. 185 more words

Why coal is (still) worse than fracking and cow burps

By Chris Mooney

“Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.

“To understand the pitched fight over this question, you first need to realize that for many years, we’ve been burning huge volumes of coal to get electricity — and coal produces a ton of carbon dioxide, the chief gas behind global warming. 209 more words

Nature Conservation

Business Day: iMfolozi coal mines raise concerns

THE coal, sand and mineral mines of KwaZulu-Natal — including illegal operations — have long worried environmental groups, who cite destruction of ecologically sensitive areas like St Lucia and the iMfolozi reserve on the North Coast. 73 more words


The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

"The iMfolozi mining issue is discussed in the second half of the article."

By Patrick Bond

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21… 136 more words