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Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire Post
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:55:17 -0700

HIGHWAYS engineers are trying to discover why a huge hole suddenly appeared in a Sheffield road. A section of Hutcliffe Wood Road, Millhouses, collapsed on Sunday afternoon, leaving a hole about 8ft deep. Sheffield Council quickly closed the road and ...
 
Salt Lake Tribune
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:06:01 -0700

The bankruptcy of Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal producer, is the most vivid illustration yet of the market's deep and welcome shift away from coal. It could also be calamitous for the environment: If Peabody goes out of business, who will ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:15:00 -0700

Benjamin Nworie, in Abakaliki, writes on the unremitting faceoff between the immediate past governor of Ebonyi State and his successor. The feud between the former governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, and his successor, Mr. David Umahi, is ...

KCRA Sacramento

KCRA Sacramento
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:41:15 -0700

The rescue of a rambunctious dog in Nevada City is revealing the bigger danger of old mines and sinkholes in the area. Pin It. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Advertising. Video Transcript. GINNY GRIFFIN EXPLAINS. REPORTER: FOUR-YEAR-OLD ...

The Sunshine Coast Daily

The Sunshine Coast Daily
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:07:22 -0700

ENVIRONMENTALISTS say mining companies are dodging their responsibilities when it comes to rehabilitating old mines. An Environmental Justice Australia report outlines half a dozen things coal mining companies do to "avoid, minimise or delay" fixing ...

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:56:15 -0700

A top danger at many of the old mines is aging, badly maintained “mine dams” straining to hold back toxic sand and tailings. On a recent afternoon at the Agonaut mine dam, metal cables used as rebar poked out of the concrete structure where more ...

National Catholic Register (blog)

National Catholic Register (blog)
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:38:49 -0700

Not only do the old mines tell the story of eight hundred years of mining history, the seven stunning caverns emptied of salt have more than twenty chapels, dining halls, a hotel, and a spa and health center. The site's historical details have all the ...
 
Strategy Page
Sun, 01 May 2016 03:07:30 -0700

But in most of the north there are still thousands of old mines out there that cause several hundred casualties a year, mostly to unwary civilians. Since the 1960s over 100,000 landmines were planted by the military. These were used to protect ...
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