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Japan loves coal: Consumption jumps 26% in October

Japan loves coal: Consumption jumps 26% in October | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
As the world's largest importer of  liquefied natural gas, this could have implications for the sector.

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What are the environmental consequences of growing the food supply to feed the world in 2050?

What are the environmental consequences of growing the food supply to feed the world in 2050? | 2B Geography | Scoop.it

The most recent UN estimates show global population stabilizing at 9-10 billion sometime after 2050. What will it take to feed these additional 2-3 billion people?

While forecasting anything 40 years in the future is a treacherous task, estimates typically place the required expansion of the food at double current production levels in 2050.


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Air Pollution: The Price of Coal in China | The Energy Collective

Air Pollution: The Price of Coal in China | The Energy Collective | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Last Saturday an air pollution monitor atop the U.S. Embassy in Beijing rated the pollution index at a shocking 755--on a scale of 0 to 500.

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Chinese Villagers Clash With Police Over Pollution

Chinese Villagers Clash With Police Over Pollution | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
BEIJING -- Residents of a south China town protesting the building of a coal-fired power plant threw bricks at police who fired volleys of tear gas and detained dozens in the country's latest unrest over an environmental dispute, townspeople said...

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Accidents shut down coal mines in China, Russia | MINING.com

Accidents shut down coal mines in China, Russia | MINING.com | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Gas explosion and roof collapse spur rescue efforts.

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China coal mine blast traps 50 underground: Xinhua

China coal mine blast traps 50 underground: Xinhua | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) Aug 30, 2012 - A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China has trapped 50 miners underground, state media said Wednesday, in the latest disaster to hit the country's troubled mining industry.

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Coal mine gas explosion kills 10 in China

Coal mine gas explosion kills 10 in China | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
"China's mines are considered among the world's deadliest due to lax safety regulation, corruption and poor operating procedures."

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Seven die in coal mine explosion in China

Seven die in coal mine explosion in China | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
The blast took place Friday morning at Shibanpo coal mine, located in Southwest China's Guizhou province.

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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S...
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Chinese coal company releasing toxic wastewater, Greenpeace says

Chinese coal company releasing toxic wastewater, Greenpeace says | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
State-owned mining firm's operations in Inner Mongolia depleting groundwater levels and polluting water sources, report claims

 

A project operated by China's largest coal miner, Shenhua Group, has reduced groundwater levels in an Inner Mongolia region and discharged high levels of toxic wastewater, environmental campaign groupGreenpeace said on Tuesday.


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China's coal-fired economy dying of thirst

China's coal-fired economy dying of thirst | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
A collision looms between China's increasingly scarce supplies of water and its plan to power economic growth with coal.
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Aussie miners unfazed by tough Indonesian laws

Aussie miners unfazed by tough Indonesian laws | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Australian mining companies are flocking to Indonesia to do business despite a slew of laws in the past 12 months making the country less attractive to investors.
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Changing the Global Food Narrative

Changing the Global Food Narrative | 2B Geography | Scoop.it

There’s a powerful narrative being told about the world’s food system — in classrooms, boardrooms, foundations and the halls of government around the world. It’s everywhere. And it makes complete sense when you listen to it. The problem is, it’s mostly based on flawed assumptions.


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Graphene - the new wonder material

Graphene - the new wonder material | 2B Geography | Scoop.it

The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared to devote €1bn ($1.3bn) to it between 2013 and 2023 to find out if it can transform a range of sectorssuch as electronics, energy, health and construction. According to Scopus, the bibliographic database, more than 8,000 papers have been written about graphene since 2005.

 


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Welcome! | Oresome Resources - Minerals and Energy Education

Welcome! | Oresome Resources - Minerals and Energy Education | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Oresome Resources provides free educational resources and teacher professional development to assist with the teaching and learning of minerals and energy. Resources, Workshops, Webinars, Teacher Awards, Interactives and much more.
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CHART: China is burning coal at an insane rate | MINING.com

CHART: China is burning coal at an insane rate | MINING.com | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Use heading for 4 billion tonnes a year, imports could jump to 500m tonnes in 3 years.

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Chinese coal mining a risk?

Chinese coal mining a risk? | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Beijing (UPI) Sep 4, 2012 - A series of coal mine accidents in China have called attention to the safety of the country's mining sector.

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2,900 mines closed down in China's coal and rare earth region | MINING.com

2,900 mines closed down in China's coal and rare earth region | MINING.com | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region in the north of China, has shut down nearly 900 coal mines and 2,000 other mines as part of a 7-year effort to better manage the country's mining industry.

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21 Killed In China Coal Mine Accident

21 Killed In China Coal Mine Accident | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
BEIJING -- China says 21 coal miners have been killed and four more are missing following an accident inside a mine in the southern province of Guizhou. The State Administration of Work Safety said Wednesday that a rescue effort has been mounted.

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China mine accident kills 22: state media

China mine accident kills 22: state media | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2013 - An accidental explosion at a coal mine in southwest China killed 22 miners on Saturday, state media said, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country's troubled industry.

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More than 1,000 new coal plants planned worldwide, figures show

More than 1,000 new coal plants planned worldwide, figures show | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India (#Auspol Carbon Tax - 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India...

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 29, 2012 12:42 PM

Coal, it's the new nuclear!

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The Deadly Effects Of China's Air Pollution

The Deadly Effects Of China's Air Pollution | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
BEIJING — A new study links heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter lives in northern China.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:06 AM

I did not realize it was that bad:(

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Coal industry thriving, but at what social and health cost?

If you believe industry propaganda, coal mining is a panacea not only for economic ills but also for smoothing troubled social waters.
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Consumer groups question labels claiming food sustainability

Consumer groups question labels claiming food sustainability | 2B Geography | Scoop.it
It is the new buzzword of global food companies trying to win the trust of shoppers: sustainability.
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