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India opens up coal mining to private sector to boost virus-hit economy

Jun 19, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The Indian government says this move would create more than 280,000 jobs and generate some $4.3 billion in capital investment

General view of an open coal mine near Mahagama, in the Indian state of Jharkhand on April 5, 2019. (Photo by XAVIER GALIANA / AFP)

Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Jun 13, 2019 - 4:32 PM

The project, fiercely debated for almost a decade, comes as investors and even energy companies are moving away from fossil fuels amid concern about the climate

ANTI-ADANI. Photo taken on May 12, 2019 shows anti-Adani coal mine protesters in north Sydney ahead of the Australian election. Photo by Peter Parks/ AFP

13 dead after fire in Czech mine

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Authorities say the fire is still burning, with rescuers building barriers to stop it from spreading

Aussie school kids lead mass coal mine protests

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:13 PM

Protestors called on both the government and the opposition to put a halt to the Adani coal mine project in Queensland state

STUDENT PROTESTS. In this photo taken on November 30, 2018, students from different schools raise placards during a protest rally for climate change awareness at Martin Place in Sydney. Thousands of students around the country skipped school to protest and demand their politicians act urgently to stop further dangerous climate change and the Adani coal mine. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Semirara sees slower income growth in 2018 over plant shutdowns

May 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

With the shutdown of some plants, Semirara started buying replacement power from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market in the last week of March, which had minimal impact on its 1st quarter earnings

Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations

May 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The mining and power firm is also set to export coal to Japan for the first time as it prepares to boost its annual coal exports to 16 million metric tons

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Mar 02, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Rescuers manage to save an additional 20 miners who were trapped underground when the blast hit the mine in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland

China coal mine blasts kill 59 – report

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Explosions occur at a colliery in the northern Inner Mongalia region and in a private mine in Qitaihe City

DENR's audit on coal plants now ongoing

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:20 PM

An environment official says two coal fired power plants have been audited already

DENR to Semirara Mining: Explain alleged Molave Coal violation

Aug 16, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issues a show cause order to Semirara Mining and Power Corporation over its Molave Coal Mine Expansion Project

'NON-COMPLIANCE.' DENR says Semirara Mining's Molave Coal expansion deal did not comply with one of the conditions in its ECC. Shutterstock image

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas where we go just renewable

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Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Lopez warns Semirara Mining: 'Get your act together'

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:10 AM

The environment department directs the audit team to further assess project area and validate allegation of environmental impacts of the mining operation in Caluya Antique

SEMIRARA MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about her proposal to change her department's processes when it comes to the issuance of environmental compliance certificates. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Australia's youngest billionaire Tinkler declared bankrupt

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Nathan Tinkler apologizes to his family and to creditors after losing his fortune in just 5 years

epa03647429 (FILE) Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler (C) arrives at the Supreme Court ahead of an examination into his firm in Sydney, Australia, 15 March 2013. Tinkler and his fellow directors and company secretary are being examined over the firm's failure to pay 28.4 million Australian dollar. Australia's youngest billionaire, coal baron Nathan Tinkler, had it all: private aircraft, the Hawaii mansion, bodyguards and the sports teams that made him a hometown hero. He also had a stable of more than 1,000 thoroughbred horses that cemented his status among the seriously wealthy. But, as the unraveling of his business empire is proving, the 36-year-old former electrician had it all on borrowed money. In November 2012, at an 'unreserved reduction sale,' 200 thoroughbreds were sold at bargain-basement prices. On 02 April 2013, the whole place is to go under the hammer. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Chinese mine collapse leads to owner's suicide – state media

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The mine collapse killed one person and trapped 17 others

Coal mine fire in northeast China kills 21

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:21 PM

China – the world s largest producer of coal – is grappling to improve standards in the poorly regulated sector

Suspension order vs Semirara coal mine lifted

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:06 PM

The Department of Energy says Semirara Mining and Power Corp has complied with conditions it set including the upgrading of safety protocol for mine workers

COAL MINE. The Panian Mine operated by Semirara Mining Corp is the biggest open-pit coal mine in the Philippines. Image from NASA

Coal mine fire kills 26 in China – Xinhua

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Among those taken to hospital mostly with burns and respiratory injuries 30 are seriously hurt and 4 are in life threatening condition

Sawahlunto: Journey to a historic coal mining town

Sep 20, 2014 - 4:20 PM

Tourists flock to the hills of Sawahlunto for a nostalgic trip that includes tales of slavery trance inducing dances and some of the finest cloth sarongs in Indonesia

TIME TRAVEL. The old mining town of Sawahlunto in West Sumatra is steeped in history and legend. All photos by Nila Tanzil

Turkish police detain 18 in mine disaster probe: TV

May 18, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Those arrested including executives from the mine operator are suspected of negligence in connection with the disaster

MOURNING. Relatives of the miners who were killed in a coal mine explosion mourn next to a grave at the cemetery in Soma, Manisa province, Turkey. Turkish police have detained 18 officials in relation to the country's deadliest industrial accident. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Turkey mine rescue ends, death toll at 301: minister

May 17, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The nationwide trauma over the incident has turned to rage as the Turkey mine rescue ends with the death toll at 301

MOURNING. Relatives of the miners who were killed in a coal mine explosion mourn next to a grave at the cemetery in Soma, Manisa province, Turkey, 17 May 2014. Demonstrators hold the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responsible for the country's worst ever industrial disaster. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Semirara Mining, mayor threaten to bulldoze rice fields

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:37 PM

With help from the mayor the company wants to drive away the farmers so it can relocate families from another village affected by its coal project expansion

ATTEMPTED DEMOLITION. The locals of Poocan in Semirara Island, Caluya town in Antique oppose the attempted bulldozing of their ricefields. All photos from PAKISAMA

MVP-led Philex to shut down coal mine

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Six months after declaring a suspension the Philex unit proceeds with closure of coal mining operations

China mine blast kills 28: state media

Mar 30, 2013 - 8:38 AM

3rd UPDATE A gas blast in a northeast China coal mine kills 28 people

MVP-led Philex Petroleum unit suspends coal mining biz

Jan 09, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Falling coal prices has led the group of Manuel V Pangilinan to suspend its Mindanao coal mining operations for 6 months