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National Coal Mining Deaths by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. 18 more words

Edmund C Scarborough

The Night Before (a Comstock) Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the mines,
The men heard the whistles that signaled the time.

From the bowels of the earth, they were pulled to the top, 232 more words

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US Coal Mines Nearing Record Low in Worker Deaths by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. 13 more words

Edmund C Scarborough

Always Scrub with Lye

Whether you choose to deem it stupidity or blaring self-awareness, I no longer sweep bad moments like yesterday’s embarrassing trip to anguish-land under the rug. 151 more words

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The Final Foray (but only until next year!)

‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas

and all through the house

the children were running

because they’re on summer holidays and so full of excitement about Christmas and summer and no school, and it’s only the fourth day I’ve had them all home and I’m already counting down the days until they return to school. 520 more words

Guyana's growth performance to be revised downwards

Country’s growth performance to be revised downwards

December 19, 2014 | By KNews | By Leonard Gildarie

- rice, sugar steady shaky GDP as gold unable to reach projections… 604 more words

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Chile’s Mines Run on Renewables

Chilean mines are more and more run on renewable energy, which will soon be bigger than conventional energy in Chile. Thanks to China, writes John Mathews.

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