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Explosion in northwest Pakistan coal mine kills 9, injures 4

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine miners and injuring four others, a government official said. The explosion happened in a remote area in Orakzai, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Rare earth metals to be extracted from WVa coal impoundments

Nov. 18, 2022 18:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company will hire 100 people and invest $60 million in southern West Virginia to extract rare earth metals from coal waste impoundments, Gov. Jim Justice said. Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies is expected to build its Wyoming County facility and...

Ukraine war: boost or setback for climate efforts?

Nov. 03, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Luetzerath may be 1,000 miles from Ukraine, but it is an indirect victim of Russia’s invasion and some fear so is Earth’s climate. The ancient hamlet in western Germany will soon be demolished along with a wind park to expand a nearby coal mine, despite protests...

Family mourns miner's death in Turkey, demanding punishment

Oct. 16, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — “My one and only, where are you,” a mother cried at a cemetery beside a freshly-laid mound of earth. She couldn't process the death of her 33-year-old son who was killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey. Selcuk Ayvaz was among the first to be...

Death toll rises to 41 in Turkey coal mine explosion

Oct. 15, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — Funerals for miners killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey began Saturday as officials raised the death toll to at least 41 people. Desperate relatives had waited all night in the cold outside the state-owned Turkish Hard Coal Enterprise's (TTK)...

Death toll from explosion at Turkish coal mine reaches 40, with one miner still unaccounted-for

Oct. 15, 2022 05:03 AM EDT
AMASRA, Turkey (AP) — Death toll from explosion at Turkish coal mine reaches 40, with one miner still unaccounted-for.

Officials: 25 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine blast

Oct. 14, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion inside a coal mine in northern Turkey killed at least 25 people, local officials announced, while rescuers working through the night were trying to bring dozens of others trapped to the surface. The explosion occurred 6:45 p.m. at the state-owned...

Turkey's interior minister says 14 dead, 28 injured in coal mine blast

Oct. 14, 2022 16:04 PM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says 14 dead, 28 injured in coal mine blast.

UK offers new North Sea oil, gas licenses despite opposition

Oct. 07, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government opened a new licensing round for North Sea oil and gas exploration Friday despite criticism from environmentalists and scientists who say the move undermines the country’s commitment to fighting climate change. The Conservative government...

Loretta Lynn, coal miner's daughter and country queen, dies

Oct. 04, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn's...