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2015-03-13 12:22:31

PITTSBURGH, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc.

2015-03-10 08:40:32

Industry provides jobs and tax revenue to support county infrastructure and economies PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A

2015-03-05 16:22:50

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that the company's Middletown (OH) Works coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American

2015-03-05 12:22:24

LONDON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal is a fossil fuel formed in ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation.

2015-02-27 16:23:04

- Residential customers would pay 5.5 percent less due to reduced fuel and generation construction costs RICHMOND, Va., Feb.

2015-02-27 08:25:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCQB:FEEC), the U.S.

2015-02-20 16:23:13

- If approved, agreement would close federal grand jury inquiry of Duke Energy CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.

2015-02-20 16:23:04

SOMERSET, Colo., Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc.

2015-02-20 08:24:11

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCQB:FEEC), the U.S.


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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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