Mining http://www.kunc.org en Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom http://www.kunc.org/post/coal-power-wary-new-greenhouse-gas-regs-loom <p>The predicted effects of continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at current rates range from dramatic sea level rise to extreme weather to famine and drought. Power plants are among the largest carbon dioxide emitters, and June 2, the Obama administration is scheduled to release new rules regulating those emissions.</p><p>Utilities and trade groups are already warning those rules will have some dire consequences of their own.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 57173 at http://www.kunc.org Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom Details Emerge About Colorado Mine Accident And Safety Record http://www.kunc.org/post/details-emerge-about-colorado-mine-accident-and-safety-record One of the men killed at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/18/245901905/2-killed-in-colo-mining-accident-carbon-monoxide-blamed">Revenue-Virginius mine in Ouray, Colo.</a>, on Sunday was trying to find the other miner who died.<p>New details of the incident from the Mine Safety and Health Administration were released Monday. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:11:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 52082 at http://www.kunc.org 2 Killed, 20 Injured In Colorado Mining Accident http://www.kunc.org/post/2-killed-colo-mining-accident-carbon-monoxide-blamed Two men are dead and 20 have been sent to hospitals following an accident in a Colorado gold and silver mine Sunday.<p>The Ouray County coroner's preliminary report says the men died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration are still trying to determine exactly what happened inside the Revenue Virginius Mine.<p>Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of explosives commonly used in mining. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:03:00 +0000 52044 at http://www.kunc.org Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time http://www.kunc.org/post/panning-gold-south-sudan-gram-time Digging a trench under the punishing midday sun, Thomas Lokinga stops only when he needs to wipe the sweat from his face. He is determined to find a nugget of gold amid the hard-baked ground in Nanakanak, in the eastern part of South Sudan, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/157791705/at-age-one-a-tattered-reputation-for-south-sudan">world's newest nation.</a><p>He's one of about 60,000 gold diggers in South Sudan unearthing an estimated $660 million worth of gold each year, according to one international mining expert. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:36:00 +0000 48632 at http://www.kunc.org Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time Fish Return To A Mining County River http://www.kunc.org/post/fish-return-mining-county-river Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. This summer, we've been telling stories about comebacks - people, places and things that have recovered or returned to glory. Well, today, we take you to the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. The Cheat River winds through former mining country. Coal provided an economic boost to the area but often at a cost to the environment, and the Cheat was one such casualty. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:59:00 +0000 47401 at http://www.kunc.org