Concerns about environmental damage by dams in Bosnia

There has been a boom in the number of hydropower projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dozens of power plants have been built in recent years, as the country tries to reduce its reliance on coal for energy. But, new construction projects are facing protests for their effect on the environment and the livelihoods of people. … Read more Concerns about environmental damage by dams in Bosnia

Australia: Coal towns shift focus to renewable energy

In Australia, concern is growing that coal will be the next victim of an escalating trade dispute with China. That has opened up a wider debate on the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels. Pressure is building on the government to invest in renewables as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports … Read more Australia: Coal towns shift focus to renewable energy

Giant land art in Geneva celebrates 75 years of the UN

French artist Saype created a giant work of land art called “World in progress” in the garden of the UN headquarters. It is a gift offered by Switzerland for the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. The artwork covers 6,000 square meters. It was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural … Read more Giant land art in Geneva celebrates 75 years of the UN

Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

Mongolian voters are heading to the polls facing a electoral paradox: More candidates than ever to choose from and increasing concern that power is becoming concentrated in the hands of two top politicians. More than 600 candidates are competing Wednesday for 76 seats on the country’s Great State Khural — in the first parliamentary elections … Read more Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

First 5G intelligent coal mine built in north China

China has built its first 5G intelligent coal mine in Xinyuan, north China’s Shanxi Province, with joint efforts by the China Mobile, Huawei and Shanxi Yangquan Coal Industry Group. The 5G network in the 534-meter-deep shaft is the deepest 5G network so far in China. With the network, technicians can control the production from the … Read more First 5G intelligent coal mine built in north China

History of Aberthaw power station as Britain goes coal-free | ITV News

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Black Skies Over Siberia: the most polluted major city in Russia

A Russian city nestled in the vast Siberian forest — 2,000 miles and four times zones east of Moscow — has air so bad that the authorities regularly warn people to stay inside. During frequent “black sky” events, caused by Soviet-era factories and coal-fired power plants, the city of Krasnoyarsk has clocked the dirtiest air … Read more Black Skies Over Siberia: the most polluted major city in Russia

Indigenous custodians fight to save sacred sites from proposed mine in NSW | 7.30

Rio Tinto’s decision to destroy ancient caves in the Pilbara was a devastating blow to the area’s traditional owners. And in northern NSW an Indigenous group is fighting to preserve sacred sites that could be lost if the contentious Shenhua coal mine proceeds as planned. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Indigenous custodians fight to save sacred sites from proposed mine in NSW | 7.30

Rescue underway for miners trapped in NW China

Rescue operations are underway after seven coal miners became trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Hancheng, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Thursday. The owners of the mine are currently in custody pending an investigation. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP … Read more Rescue underway for miners trapped in NW China

Covid-19: Poland reports virus spike linked to mine

Poland saw a record spike in new confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend, with most of the hundreds of infections reported by the health ministry linked to a coal mine in the country’s south. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Covid-19: Poland reports virus spike linked to mine

Researchers worried about coal mine pollution running into Sydney water supply | ABC News

Experts have warned about polluted water running off a mine site and ending up in a major river which eventually supplies some of Sydney’s water. Researchers from Western Sydney University have found a “cocktail of metals” in the Tahmoor coal mine’s run-off which flows into the Bargo and Nepean rivers in south-west Sydney. Read more … Read more Researchers worried about coal mine pollution running into Sydney water supply | ABC News

Eight power station chimneys demolished in Australia

Eight chimneys at a coal-fired power station in Australia were demolished by the company’s owner on Monday. The 449ft towers at the Hazelwood Power Station in Morwell, near Melbourne, were built in the 1960s. But they haven’t been used since 2017, local media reported. The towers contain asbestos and the site will be monitored following … Read more Eight power station chimneys demolished in Australia

Eight chimneys knocked down in one minute in Australia

CGTN shared this video of 8 chimney towers being demolished at a former coal-fired power station in Australia. Eight chimneys at a coal-fired power station in Australia were demolished on Monday. The 137-meter towers were built in the 1960s but haven’t been used since 2017. According to local media, the towers contain asbestos and the … Read more Eight chimneys knocked down in one minute in Australia

Hazelwood power station chimneys demolished

Eight chimneys at Victoria’s defunct, coal-fired Hazelwood power station have been demolished. Built in the 1960s, each chimney contained around 50kg of asbestos but owner Engie says there is ‘no risk’ it will be airborne. The chimneys were built in the 1960s and operated for more than half a century before the brown coal fuelled … Read more Hazelwood power station chimneys demolished