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2011-04-21 16:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 134 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at eight coal mines and eight metal/nonmetal mines last month. The coal mines were issued 55 citations, four orders and one safeguard; the metal/nonmetal operations were issued 69 citations and five orders. These inspections, which began...

2010-10-20 14:10:52

In remote, rural areas of southwestern China, villagers cook and dry their clothes by burning pieces of coal they pick up off the ground. This fuel releases a toxin that may be poisoning millions of people, according to an ongoing investigation by chemists at the University at Buffalo in New York. The researchers are presenting their work today at the AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, which takes place this week at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico. The toxin in...

2010-10-19 10:30:00

No letup in surprise mine visits, phone seizures by federal inspectors ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 499 citations, 61 orders and three safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal and 15 metal/nonmetal mine operations last month. These concentrated inspections, which began in force last April following the explosion at Upper Big...

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2009-05-01 09:51:37

In the last decade, Asian farmers have cleared tens of thousands of square miles of forests to accommodate the world's growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ingredient. Ancient peatlands have been drained and lush tropical forests have been cut down. As a result, the landscape of equatorial Asia now lies vulnerable to fires, which are growing more frequent and having a serious impact on the air as well as the land. A team of NASA-sponsored researchers have used satellites...

2005-11-10 08:20:00

By Emma Graham-Harrison LIUHANGGOU, China (Reuters) - Cai Zhongyong gestures across barren hills, where two stray camels graze on a few brown-green shrubs, and conjures up a medieval vision of hell. "This used to be a sea of fire. There were flames coming out of holes in the ground," said the mild-mannered engineer who has devoted his working life to putting out underground infernos. Puffs of steam still escape from the ground where fire had blazed for over a century and has since been...


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