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Could Mining Ever Become Friendly To The Environment And Our Health?

Traditional mining methods cause severe damage to both the environment and our health; they release toxic materials into the earth’s soil and water which leads to deforestation and contamination. However, with the advent of new mining tools, regulation and legislation, significant efforts are being made to make mining more environmentally friendly. We’re going to explore… Keep Reading


Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S. – Resource Base

Publication date: 2009-05-22 First published in: Natural Resources Research Authors: G.D. Croft, T.W. Patzek Abstract: By applying the multi-Hubbert curve analysis to coal production in the United States, we demonstrate that anthracite production can be modeled with a single Hubbert curve that extends to the practical end of commercial production of this highest-rank coal. The… Keep Reading


Coal Futures

Publication date: 2007-07-31 First published in: American Scientist Authors: David Schneider Published in: American Scientist, July-August 2007 Available from: American Scientist ( full text below ) Will this energy standby truly last for centuries—or just decades? With the price of gasoline so volatile of late, it is not hard to accept the argument that the… Keep Reading

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