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2014-10-02 12:24:01

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal is expected to continue to be a dominant fuel in power generation due to its low cost and abundance.

2014-10-02 08:22:43

- Establishes National Ash Management Advisory Board of independent experts to provide advice and counsel on permanent coal ash storage solutions CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct.

2014-09-26 23:04:27

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Coal Bed Methane Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecast 2010 - 2018" to its report

2014-09-26 16:21:52

BRISTOL, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Updating its announcement of July 31, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

2014-09-25 08:22:35

SHENYANG, China, Sept.

2014-09-18 16:21:54

- AUSTRALIA EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM RECENT CHINA COAL QUALITY POLICIES ST. LOUIS, Sept.

2014-09-17 12:22:42

Americans Face Jump in Electricity Costs WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-09-16 08:23:44

The Company believes they have discovered rock phosphate on their property GUADUAS, Colombia, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc.


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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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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.