Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Aust...

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 19...

China has banned imports of Australian coal, shocking the AU Dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China just fired a major shot in an escalating trade dispute with Australia on Thursday, Feb. 21, with the major port of Dalian's announcement of a ban on imports of A...

Commodities giant Glencore to cap coal output over climate

BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore says it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The Switzerland-based company said...

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding ...

Coal dust turns white snow black in Siberian town

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian coal mining town has gotten a blanket of black snow, a regular occurrence in the region known for high industrial pollution levels. The snow in the town of P...

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power ...

TVA votes to close coal-fired power plant in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board has voted to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky over the objections of President Donald Trump and some state GOP leaders. The Te...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards an...

McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a sweeping plan by Democrats to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewabl...

Review: Memoir of Northern Appalachia tackles regional myths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Appalachia North: A Memoir" (West Virginia University Press), by Matthew Ferrence. Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of ...

Bloomberg's climate pragmatism could turn off 2020 Democrats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This should be Michael Bloomberg's moment. No presidential prospect has done more to confront climate change than the billionaire Democrat, who measures his prog...

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance. ...

7 Russian coal miners die in accidents in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say that seven workers have died in two separate accidents at Siberian coal mines. The Investigative Committee, the nation's top state investigative a...