At the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, coal miners accidentally dug into the poorly documented Saxman Mine, causing 500 million tonnes of underground water to flood the Quecreek mine. All nine miners trapped by the water were eventually rescued.
Views: 491702 GFS Valhalla
Please like & subscribe to JP Videos This video shows the location of the knox mine disaster and shows how it looks today as well as footage from 1959. enjoy Don't forget to like my page https://www.facebook.com/JPVideos81 At approximately 11:20 a.m., two laborers in the Pittston vein heard a sharp “popping” sound. They quickly called upon John Williams, the assistant foreman. The three employees hurried to escape and notify superintendent Robert Groves, who immediately ordered an evacuation, although he withheld the severity of the situation. Unfortunately, the other three men who were stationed in this vein could not escape in time and the fierce waters of the Susquehanna took their lives. While millions of gallons of water flooded into the mine, thirty-three men managed to catch the last elevators at the May shaft, but forty-five others remained trapped, desperately seeking their own outlet. During the first sixty four hours of the emergency, an estimated 2.7 million gallons of water per minute streamed underground from an enormous whirlpool near the riverbank. Down below, thirty-two men wandered in two separate groups until they managed to escape through the abandoned Eagle air shaft. Pennsylvania Coal Company surveyor, Joe Stella, led the first group of seven. He not only knew the mines well, but also possessed maps which allowed his group to find a direct course to the opening. The second group, led by Myron Thomas, consisted of twenty-five men who wandered for hours before they found their way to safety. Unfortunately, twelve of the original remaining bodies have never been recovered. Thousands of bails of hay and hundreds of railroad ties were also added. Culm, dirt, and rock along with over 50 coal and railroad cars barely stopped the river. Finally they diverted the river around Wintermoot Island by building dams at both ends of the island. Once they pumped the water out between the dams the size of the hole was evident. Tons of clay and rock were poured into the hole and a concrete cap was placed on top of the opening. They then pumped much of the water out of the mine to look for the 12 missing miners. How could this tragedy have happened? The original plan was to keep 50 feet of rock and coal between the workings and the river bottom. The Knox company wanted this to be lowered to 35 feet. Mine inspectors deemed this ok as it would be sufficient to stand up to the river. At this point the seam of coal sloped up towards the river in what is known as an anticline. Company owners kept pushing the miners closer and closer to the river bottom until the rock could no longer support the river. At the point where the river broke through the rock was only 5 to 6 feet thick! This disaster ended deep mining in the Wyoming valley as almost all of the coal company’s mines connected.
Views: 79342 JPVideos
All the 21 miners trapped underground were confirmed dead after a coal mine accident took place on Saturday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Local authorities confirmed that all the trapped have been found dead. There were 87 miners working underground when a roof collapsed at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co., Ltd. in the city of Shenmu at around 4:30 p.m. After the accident, 66 of the miners were lifted from underground to safety and 21 remained trapped. An investigation into the incident is underway. 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 on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing Tiktok: https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/6593878228716666886.html?u_code=d1kab7mki4ai6e&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6593878228716666886&tt_from=copy&utm_source=copy Douyin: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fv.douyin.com%2F8QTXhV%2F&redir_token=WkBScl40kZbx7ZwJ9M7QhhTjErx8MTU0NTcyMTg3N0AxNTQ1NjM1NDc3&event=channel_description
Views: 1879 CGTN
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear. Location of events unknown. A man walks out of his house in his vest and trousers. His wife and two children wave goodbye to him from the doorway. The man makes his way to a small 'one-man' coal mine shaft and we see him climbing down inside and working there alone with a pickaxe and wagon. The man's wife takes a bucket to the mine (it is just at the end of their garden) and fills it with coal. FILM ID:2176.01 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 8879 British Pathé
Watch Part One "Toxic Waste Spill in North Carolina" - http://bit.ly/1G831lu Coal ash, which contains many of the world's worst carcinogens, is what's left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people's backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. In the final part of our series, VICE News travels to Pennsylvania, home to the largest coal ash pond in the country, which continues to leak dangerous pollutants out into the community. Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Green Groups Say Another Coal Ash Spill Remains Likely, One Year After North Carolina Accident" - http://bit.ly/1A7dVaC Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
Views: 90366 VICE News
►Please Subscribe https://goo.gl/7t6Eqc ►Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JPVideos81 ►Don't forget to hit the like button ►Watch Bernie's video here https://goo.gl/QzLQeV Hiding behind the foliage and trees on the side of a mountain lies the remains of a huge operation. It went by several names but most recently known as the Glen Burn mine company. It operated for over 130yrs and even had a coal mine tour for the public in the later years of operation. The back strip mine area still seems to be operational but everything else seems to be getting reclaimed by mother nature. Enjoy
Views: 11744 JPVideos
Discover the Delaware & Lehigh Canal, a National Heritage Corridor. Visit http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/talesofthetowpath to learn about the recreational and learning opportunities the Corridor provides today. Tales of the Towpath is a children's book and educational curriculum about a man's return to his childhood, a journey back to an age when anthracite coal was fueling America's industries and canals were the country's highways. Let Finn Gorman guide you back in time on the interactive website at http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/talesofthetowpath.
Views: 9660 Finn Gorman
At least five people have been confirmed dead and seven others still trapped underground after a coal mine caved in late on Wednesday in Dengfeng City, central China's Henan Province. The cave-in caused by gas outburst occurred when 51 coal miners were working the shift at the Dengfeng-based Xingyu Coal Mining Co. Ltd.. The location of the trapped miners is now confirmed at about 1,500 meters away from the mine entrance. The blocked mine shafts are estimated to measure 34 meters. Among the five deaths, three were rescuers. The search and rescue operation is still ongoing. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20170105/8040166.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
Views: 109 CCTV Video News Agency
SciShow takes you to Centralia, Pennsylvania, site of one of the oldest, biggest coal fires in the United States, and explains the chemistry of spontaneous combustion. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036012850300042X http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/01/pictures/130108-centralia-mine-fire/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fire-in-the-hole-77895126/?no-ist http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0205/Centralia-Pa.-coal-fire-is-one-of-hundreds-that-burn-in-the-U.S http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-abandoned-centralia-pa-2012-5?op=1 http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/28-earth-on-fre http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/15/science/15FIRE.html http://blog.wsrb.com/2014/02/03/pennsylvania-is-burning-what-you-didnt-know-about-coal-seam-fires/ http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/UserFiles/works/pdfs/cmosh.pdf http://www.iea-coal.org.uk/documents/82476/7685/Propensity-of-coal-to-self-heat-(CCC/172)
Views: 559781 SciShow
Rescue operations to free 22 miners trapped underground in a coal mine accident in southwest China are continuing.
Views: 152 CGTN
Pennsylvania miners perish in coal mine explosion A coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, kills 239 workers on this day in 1907. Only one worker in the deep mine at the time survived the tragedy. The Pittsburgh Coal Company set up the Darr mine on the side of a mountain near the Youghiogheny River. The mine was almost two miles deep and six workers at a time–most of whom were immigrants–would ride a wood bucket back and forth from the surface. At about 11:30 on the morning of December 19, 240 workers were below the surface when a huge explosion rocked the mine. It was so powerful that homes in Jacobs Creek rattled and windows shattered. Thick black smoke poured out of the mine before the entrance collapsed. Mrs. John Campbell reported her observation, “My husband was about due for his dinner when the loud report came and I looked out the back door toward the mine. Instead of my husband, I saw a great cloud of dust and smoke pouring out of the mouth of the mine. It floated upward and disappeared across the river.” Joseph Mapleton, who was near a side entryway to the mine when the explosion occurred, was the sole survivor of the disaster. The victims died from a variety of causes: Some were crushed to death from the collapse of the mine, others suffocated and the remainder was killed in the blast itself. The precise cause of the explosion was never determined, but most coal-mine blasts are set off when a pocket of gas is accidentally ignited. Prior to the disaster, there was much talk among the miners about the prevalence of gas pockets in the Darr mine.
Views: 53 This Day in History
Part 1 of 3. A short documentary about Anthracite coal mining history in Northeast Pennsylvania. Filmed in a coal mine. Please check out Van Wagner's music on Itunes.
Views: 44221 vanwags
The Coal Mining in Marion County is a collaborative project of the Marion County Development Commission to promote and preserve our coal mining heritage. Produced by Dan Hunter and posted here with permission by the Marion County Development Commission.
Views: 2862 GladysBlackEagle
Trapped coal miners in Wales. This footage shows you how they may have been wotking and how the drift mine would be. Just an example to show you the deplorable conditions of private mining.
Views: 8466 TheSixtownships
#Mining #Coal # Contractor #BUMA #Indonesian PT Buma Makmur Mandiri Utama Tbk (BUMA) mendapatkan kontrak jasa pertambangan dari anak usaha Petro Energy yakni PT Pada Idi. BUMA merupakan entitas usaha PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (DOID). BUMA diharapkan mulai berproduksi pada lokasi tambang Pada Idi yang terletak di Kabupaten Barito Utama, Kalimantan Tengah, pada kuartal IV 2017. Kontrak jangka panjang ini diharapkan dapat memberikan kontribusi lebih dari 200 juta bcm. Coal mining, coal mining adalah, coal mining company, coal mining indonesia, coal mining logo, coal mining process, coal mining methods, coal mining price, coal mining vector, coal mining artinya, coal mining powerpoint template free, coal mining company in indonesia, coal mining indonesia 2018, coal mining wallpaper, coal mining article, coal mining in china, coal mining site, coal mining exploration, coal mining ppt, coal mining in kalimantan, coal mining company profile pdf, coal mining activity, coal mining animation, coal mining australia, coal mining activities, coal mining australia companies, coal mining articles, coal mining australia salary, coal mining areas in south africa, coal mining accidents, coal mining area, coal mining accidents statistics, coal mining air pollution, coal mining advantages, american coal mining, coal mining and trump, coal mining and environmental impact, coal mining alaska, coal mining and pollution, coal mining business process, coal mining bdo, coal mining blasting, coal mining blues, coal mining book pdf, coal mining books pdf, coal mining business plan pdf, coal mining business plan sample, coal mining business, coal mining blues lyrics matt andersen, coal mining bitcoin, coal mining blue mountains, coal mining brazil, coal mining boots, coal mining boots wholesale, coal mining blues chords, coal mining blues lyrics, coal mining books, coal mining belt, coal mining buffer report, coal mining cycle, coal mining company in australia, coal mining companies in indonesia, coal mining company profile, coal mining contractors in indonesia, coal mining cartoon, coal mining contractor, coal mining companies, coal mining company in china, coal mining conditions, coal mining company in malaysia, coal mining cost, coal mining contractor indonesia, coal mining companies in vietnam, coal mining companies in south africa, coal mining canada, coal mining china, coal mining disadvantages, coal mining deforestation, coal mining deaths per year worldwide, coal mining dangers, coal mining definition, coal mining diseases, coal mining dump trucks, coal mining directory, coal mining development, coal mining deaths, coal mining disasters, coal mining during the industrial revolution, coal mining deaths per year, coal mining documentary, coal mining deaths 2016, coal mining documentary netflix, coal mining deaths pennsylvania, coal mining deaths uk, coal mining documentary west virginia, coal mining disasters uk, coal mining environmental impact, coal mining engineering colleges, coal mining equipment, coal mining effects, coal mining equipment list, coal mining effects on environment, coal mining environmental impacts, coal mining equipments, coal mining effects on health, coal mining europe, coal mining environmental effects, coal mining environment, coal mining explosions, coal mining environmental issues, coal mining economics, coal mining economic development and the natural resources curse, coal mining environmental, coal mining employment by year, coal mining employment, coal mining financial model, coal mining financial model xls, coal mining flowchart, coal mining for dummies, coal mining f2p, coal mining future, coal mining frostpunk, coal mining for sale, coal mining feasibility study report, coal mining free images, coal mining facts, coal mining facts uk, coal mining fatalities 2017, coal mining fatalities, coal mining films, coal mining f2p osrs, coal mining france, coal mining forum, coal mining figurines, coal mining fire pennsylvania, coal mining germany, coal mining gif, coal mining gifts, coal mining gear, coal mining game, coal mining great barrier reef, coal mining growth, coal mining glossary, coal mining georgia, coal mining global warming, coal mining glasgow, coal mining great britain, coal mining guide runescape, coal mining gas, coal mining greece, coal mining gazetteer, coal mining goaf, coal mining greenhouse gas emissions, coal mining gov.uk, coal mining ground control by peng pdf, coal mining headlamp, coal mining handbook pdf, coal mining hazards, coal mining history, coal mining health and safety act, coal mining health effects, coal mining harmful effects, coal mining heavy metals, coal mining health and safety, coal mining history resource centre, coal mining health risks, coal mining hard hats, coal mining heritage park, coal mining house decor, coal mining hunter valley, coal mining history resource centre co uk, coal mining history research centre, coal mining history uk, coal mining healt
Views: 365 The Miners Project
The death toll from a coal mine fire in the city of Fuxin in in northeast China’s Liaoning Province early Wednesday has risen to 26, while 50 injured victims have undergone treatment in two local hospitals. CCTV’s Guan Yang reported this story from Fuxin, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
Views: 87 CGTN America
Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry. They work at the Vail Mine, owned by the Redbud Mining Company, in Freeport, Ohio.
Views: 759504 TheColumbusDispatch
A visit to Orchard Coal Mine in Goodspring, PA in April of 2008. This a typical small coal mine which is part of the Independent Miners Association in the anthracite region. This is part of my ongoing essay on the miners way of life. Copyright 2008 For a look at my photo essay: http://www.f-stop16.com/abe and http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonman24/sets/ Email: [email protected]
Views: 15899 snapolson
Silent black & white archival film clip from Benjamin Harrison Hay's Footage of a Pennsylvania Colliery, ca. 1930-1940. Hay's footage shows the mining village of Buck Run, located about 45 miles west of Allentown, PA built for operators, managers and employees of the Buck Run Coal Company which was in operation from 1902 until 1950. The original mine owner James B. Neale was socially progressive and wanted to create a real community for the benefit of his workers. By 1925 the town boasted a school, an infirmary, a community recreation facility, a company store and several churches, in addition to homes with running water, electricity and steam heat. Benjamin Harrison Hay was Neale's general manager, vice president and brother in law who assumed control of the company upon Neale's death in 1943. Buck Run Coal was bought out was bought out by Reading Anthracite Company in 1950 and the social experiment came to an end. Very little of the original company town remains today. This clip shows a steam shovel loading processed coal onto a rail car and workers entering and returning from the mine. For more details, see the full catalog record: http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=hsfa+colliery&image.x=0&image.y=0
Views: 16887 HSFAFilmClips
A visit to R&R Coal Mine in Goodspring, PA in 2005. This is my favorite mine of all I've seen. It has the most homemade feel by far. It's a shame that it's closed now. Thanks to owner Gary Lucas, his son Joe, and helper Chuck Cress. Check out stills here: www.f-stop16.com/abe and www.flickr.com/photos/nikonman24/sets/ Enjoy and please pass the links along to anyone who might enjoy seeing more of the anthracite mining heritage from northeast PA. Thanks for your interest! Footage: Copyright 2008 Email: [email protected]
Views: 16593 snapolson
(9 Jun 2017) President Donald Trump hailed the opening Thursday of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine's opening were made well before Trump's election. Corsa Coal Corp. will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 fulltime jobs. The company said it decided in August to open the Acosta mine 60 miles south of Pittsburgh after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal. Under a tent perched hundreds of feet above a freshly dug coal pit, about 200 miners, business leaders, and politicians celebrated amid the surge of enthusiasm for the industry. Mining headgear lay atop red, white, and blue table cloths labeled "Make Coal Great Again." Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said the mine was part of an effort to bring back jobs and industry to the state. Pennsylvania awarded a $3 million grant for the project. "We have not always capitalized on our standing as one of the world's leaders in these resources, but we're changing that," Wolf said. Trump has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy, blaming federal regulations aimed at curbing planet-warming carbon emissions for job losses in the industry. Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have targeted laws that protected waterways from coal waste and required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants. About a dozen protesters chanted in opposition to the mine at the opening. Trump noted the impending opening of the mine last week during his speech announcing the nation's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. He said then he had hoped to attend the event; he participated via recorded video message, taking partial credit for the opening. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e20bf5211dec047585848996100d71c4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 489 AP Archive
Part 3 of 3. A short documentary about Anthracite coal mining history in Northeast Pennsylvania. Filmed in a coal mine.
Views: 18185 vanwags
A visit to the Lackawanna Coal Mine tour at McDade Park in Scranton, PA on May 17th, 2008. The tour was the first of three mine tours taken that day through the Underground Miners and Chris Murley. Thanks to Chris and his cohort Banks Ries!! All footage, Copyright 2008. Email: [email protected]
Views: 67078 snapolson
Narrated by Martin Sheen and originally aired on PBS as part of its "Matters of Life and Death" series, this documentary from 1982 details the Centralia, Pennsylvania underground mine fire and its environmental effects on the town and residents above some 20 years after its start.
Views: 190549 YorkVid
Coal mining in the Netherlands 1100-1974 Coal mining in Limburg, a province of the Netherlands, has taken place since the 16th century. Near the Augustinian Abbey of Rolduc, coal is found very close to the surface. The abbey owned the coal, and beginning in the 16th century hired local miners to extract the coal for sale as fuel. The true extent of the coal reserves in the south-east corner of Limburg first became apparent in 1870, when the wealthy Count Marchant and Ansembourg of Brussels ordered the first boreholes to be drilled near Eygelshoven, and a substantial seam of coal was found at a depth of 154 metres. The demand for coal had grown explosively as a result of increased industrialization and urban expansion, but the national governments regarded any form of interference in the extraction and sale of this fuel as unnecessary. Thus it came about that the first concessions for the extraction of coal in South Limburg were granted without hesitation to foreign firms, although most of the coal consumed in the Netherlands was imported from Germany, and Dutch investors preferred to invest their capital in foreign countries, such as in Russian government loans, American railways, and Hungarian waterworks.
Views: 6904 Dutch Docu Channel
President Trump announced Sunday that he would hold off on implementing planned tariff hikes on hundreds of goods imported from China, citing "substantial progress" in high-level trade talks between the two nations. The president also tweeted he would hold a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to finalize an agreement "assuming both sides make additional progress." "A very good weekend for the U.S. & China!" Trump wrote at the conclusion of the two-part Twitter message.
Views: 2007 FOX 10 Phoenix
It's an industry that fuelled a revolution and helped to create an empire, but Britain's last deep coal mine is closing on Friday - falling victim to cheap foreign imports and the switch to green energy
Views: 3144 AFP news agency
Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus (Earth Focus: Episode 64) People in three adjacent Pennsylvania communities suffer from a rare blood cancer. In Juliette, Georgia, where radioactive water flows from the tap, people are also getting sick. What else do these communities have in common? Coal ash. Some 130 million tons of it is generated in the US each year. It contains toxins like lead, arsenic and mercury and it gets into ground water from unlined pond and pit storage sites. The federal government says it's non-hazardous and regulation is left to state governments where the coal industry has great influence. And it's always people who suffer the consequences. Read Earth Focus correspondent Miles Benson's blog post, "Coal Ash: Both Beneficial and Poisonous?": https://www.linktv.org/earth-focus-blog/episode-64
Views: 28603 Link TV
Short video shows the miner trip to work from surface to underground Schacht fahren Fáranie šachtou do vláčika z pohľadu baníka
Views: 6036 Karsten Ivan
Residents of Tausa, a remote village in central Colombia, fear that authorities will close the small coal mines that have sustained them and their families for as long as anyone can remember. Miners in "La Flauta" said on Wednesday that their small-scale "artisan" mine will close if authorities declare the area a nature reserve in which mining is prohibited and there will be no hope for their future. Government officials have been saying that for the time being there are no plans to close Tausa's mines, and despite their worries, workers continue with the manual labour that has been passed down through generations. From early in the morning, miners at "La Flauta" hop into railway wagons and travel through a maze of tunnels before reaching the seam, where they begin to extract coal. Then they chip, drill and pick for hours the mine's interior walls in search for the mineral. The effort though, seems that it's not paying off at the moment. "Right now mining has become difficult because there are no exports. There are no carbon sales. Carbon is very cheap and there are 40 families, 40 people working and depending from this mine and we all have wives and children," said Sebastian Echeverria, 45, who has been the administrator of the mine for 11 years. Miners say they earn about 600,000 pesos (318 US dollars) every two weeks. "If there was a way to advance with my family, support my family with other (types of) jobs, then I would do it," said Armando Pinzon, a Tausa resident who has been working in the mines for eight years. The plan to declare the area a nature reserve is being reviewed by the Environment Ministry, and most likely will not go into effect in the coming future. But for Tausa's residents, that doesn't calm their fears of being left unemployed. The Juan Manuel Santos administration cut its coal production goal for 2013 to 94 (m) million tonnes from 98 (m) million due to strikes afflicting the sector this year. In 2012 the sector produced more than 89.2 (m) million tonnes. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/46dd40d5b5071df504fcd0bbe4cc13e1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 3670 AP Archive
(5 Jun 2018) Dozens of activists opposed to the development of coal-fired power plants took to the streets of Nairobi on Tuesday. A Chinese company is tipped to help finance and construct the proposed plant in the historic port town of Lamu, whose old town is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. There are also plans to develop plants at Mui Basin in Kitui county. Kenyan government officials say the plants will help meet the country's growing electricity demands. Critics say the plans goes against Kenya's commitment to comply with its Paris climate accord targets. Activists worry coal mining would damage marine resources and pollute the environment. "Coal plants, the usage of coal, is an outdated technology, which is not clean," said activist Faisal Mohammed. The executive director at Haki Africa, a human rights organisation, said China is not acting in solidarity with Kenya in pursuing the constructions. "China is here for its own personal benefit. It is unfortunate that our country and our government is accepting to be lied to and to be cheated by China," said Hussein Khalid. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fced1cb67683986a5b4d0f4fd7e57346
Views: 134 AP Archive
New video just published! "Return of the Tesla Referral Program (2019 Edition)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvDpvxmefYo --~-- The coal industry in the US is almost dead, but it wasn’t renewables that killed it. Get new updates straight to your inbox here https://teslanomics.co/join "The biggest contributor to coal and nuclear plant retirements has been the advantaged economics of natural gas-fired generation,” says a recent report by the Department of Energy. It also found that the rise of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, hasn’t yet created any problems for reliability and resilience of the electricity grid. The report also recommends that the department shouldn’t intervene in energy markets, such as using funds to support coal. Between 2012 and 2017, the US shut approximately 50 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired generation capacity. If planned retirements are taken into consideration, the future for coal looks even bleaker. When President Obama was in office he created the Clean Power Plan which was aimed at lowering the CO2 emissions from the US by capturing some of the carbon emitted and increasing the mix of renewable forms of energy like Wind and Solar. In March of 2017, the Trump administration repealed this hoping it would, as he said “save the coal industry” however the report from the DOE suggests otherwise. Their report predicts into the future we’ll see more and more natural gas and less coal and nuclear. One of the main reasons is because of how much more efficient Natural Gas is compared to Coal and Nuclear. While Coal and Nuclear are similar regarding the heat generated during the process of creating electricity, the heat generated using Natural Gas has continued to decline, giving it a greater overall efficiency. The nail in the coffin for the solar industry could be renewables which combined with Natural Gas, will deliver the final blow the coal industry, laying it to rest once and for all. #hallelujah A big reason for this is because of the cost of renewables. Some forecasts suggest that the levelized average cost of electricity (LCOE) per kWh will drop significantly by 2025 making Solar from PhotoVoltaic panels and onshore wind the cheapest in the world. And we’re already seeing a huge spike in Solar investments here in the US in recent years, now accepting for almost 10% of the overall grid. So I want to say thank you to Rick Perry, for ordering this study and helping us move closer towards a brighter future where not only is our energy better for the environment, but cheaper and more sustainable as well. In fact, he will probably come around once he realizes how many more jobs the renewable energy industry is creating. His own department put out a report in showing that the Solar industry alone employed more than double the number of coal employees across the US. Like any high-level figures though, this metric didn't tell the true story as there was a job disparity across the states. Coal was by far the bigger employer in some areas still. But the point here is that there is indeed a big market for energy workers in the US and just because the Coal industry is vanishing, it doesn’t mean the jobs will vanish as well, they’ll likely just change slightly. // Sources https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/25/climate/todays-energy-jobs-are-in-solar-not-coal.html https://qz.com/1061246/a-new-department-of-energy-report-explains-why-coal-is-dying-in-the-us/ // New here? Check out more Most Recent Video - https://goo.gl/k3pWlt Most Popular Video - https://goo.gl/jydACR Subscribe - https://goo.gl/tPDO7v // Want to Support the Show? Join us on Patreon! https://teslanomics.co/patreon // Shoot me a msg online fb https://fb.com/teslanomics tw https://twitter.com/teslanomicsco // My Gear Books https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/books-i-ve-actually-read Tech https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/tech-gear Camera - https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/camera-gear Aitech by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100336 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ That Day by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/YDT00lBAG2g
Views: 9032 Teslanomics with Ben Sullins