Climate Change and Coal Mining in India

Climate Change and Coal Mining in India

Originally published by the New York Times on 08/12/15.   Within hours of his arrival in Jharia, a remote corner of India’s Jharkhand State, Souvid Datta’s eyes teared up and his lungs burned. Swirling clouds of coal dust and toxic fumes from dozens of fires ablaze in open seams made...

India’s Coal Rush

India’s Coal Rush

  • Written on: 09 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video by AJ+ (Al Jazeera’s Digital Media Team) in March 2012.   This video is now a few years old and could definitely do with updating, especially as regards the booms in artisanal mining, the burgeoning forest protection schemes and the economic turmoil in the commodities markets causing (generally) falling...

Bangladesh Government says NO to Phulbari Coal Mine

Bangladesh Government says NO to Phulbari Coal Mine

Originally posted by New Age. Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid, on Sunday said that the government was not interested to extract coal from the deposits in the north Bengal region using open-pit method. ‘We have decided not to extract coal right now… We must...