Thousands of people in Bonn opposed coal before the UN Climate Conference

David McHutchon | November 7, 2017
img0 Just days before the UN Climate Conference is due to get underway, thousands of people have protested in Bonn demanding Germany immediately phase out its use of coal, dw.com reported. Carrying colorful banners with slogans that read “Revolution, not pollution,” “Climate or coal chancellor?” and “Frack off our land,” participants in Saturday’s anti-coal march in Bonn criticized ...

FAMUR wins new contracts in Kazakhstan

David McHutchon | November 3, 2017
img0 For several decades, the Group has been providing solutions for the Kazakh mining industry, including but not limited to machines, equipment and monitoring systems. Over 700 powered roof supports supplied by the FAMUR Group companies as well as armoured face conveyors, beam stage loaders and PIOMA rail transportation systems are currently being operated in Kazakhstan. ...

Coal, diamonds, uranium, phosphate nd others slumber beneath the icy surface of the Arctic

David McHutchon | August 29, 2017
img0 Image: http://www.ec-arctic.ru The polar regions are the closest thing left to virgin territory in the modern world. But with sea ice melting at a rapid rate due to global warming, the Arctic Sea — and its abundance of valuable minerals and natural resources — is becoming more accessible each year, news.com.au notes. The Arctic, including the fabled ...

Rio Tinto confirmed the sale of its Coal & Allied Industries Limited to Glencore

David McHutchon | June 26, 2017
img0 The Rio Tinto board today confirmed its recommendation that shareholders vote in favour of the sale of Rio Tinto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries Limited (“C&A”) to Yancoal Australia Limited (“Yancoal”). The recommendation follows consideration by the board of a revised offer from Glencore plc received on 23 June 2017, and a revised offer ...

UN climate conference will be held in 2018 in the heart of Poland’s coal mining

David McHutchon | June 9, 2017
img0 Image: theaustralian.com.au The pivotal 2018 UN climate conference will be held in the heart of Poland’s coal mining industry, in a move that has angered some campaigners but offered others hope that it symbolises transition away from fossil fuels, climatechangenews.com reported. The town of Katowice – founded on coal mining – is in the heart of the Upper ...