Flooded, disused coal mines could change how our homes are heated

LONDON – The ramifications of the Industrial Revolution, which had its roots in 18th-century Britain, were huge. Britain’s abundance of coal – as well as the ease with which it could be accessed – was a crucial ingredient in this historical turning point, powering the steam engines which helped drive society’s transformation. But things have … Read more

BHP’s COVID vaccine mandate at an NSW mine has been found illegal. Will it have national consequences?

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a BHP decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory at its Mt Arthur coal mine in the New South Wales Hunter Valley was not “legal and reasonable”. However, the FWC’s decision does not mean that vaccine mandates will now be illegal at other workplaces in Australia. Far from. The … Read more

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Russian officials say 52 miners and rescuers have died after a devastating explosion at a Siberian coal mine about 250 meters (820 feet) underground By DARIA LITVINOVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press November 25, 2021 at 21.16 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW – A devastating explosion at a … Read more