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January 15, 2018 8:07 PM Utility Jobs Lost as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers

Older plants are being supplanted by newer power plants fired by natural gas, as well as wind and solar farms As coal and nuclear power plants around the U.S. close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity is shrinking. Older power plants are being retired at an unprecedented pace as power producers wage a fierce 88

January 9, 2018 3:07 AM Federal Regulators Rule Against Trump Administration on Power Plants

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rebuffs plan to aid coal-fired and nuclear power plants WASHINGTON—Federal energy regulators on Monday rejected a Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to bolster the nation’s electricity grid, saying the administration hadn’t persuaded them the plan was needed 49

January 8, 2018 6:45 PM Patrick Stewart eats 'best' pizza of his life, stops to take photo with pizzeria staff

Patrick Stewart's wife, Sunny Ozell, said her husband ate the best pizza of his life at Pepe's in New Haven, Conn. (Reuters) Despite eating his very first “slice” of pizza at the ripe old age of 72, English thespian Sir Patrick Stewart — now 77 — has reportedly declared New Haven-style pizza to be the “best” he’s ever eaten. Stewart, along with his wife Sunny 75

January 3, 2018 2:41 AM Coal mining deaths jump after falling to record low

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low. The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths 62

December 24, 2017 1:40 AM SEE IT: Eric Weddle dyes beard like Santa Claus to get into the Christmas spirit for Ravens game vs. Colts

Eric Weddle decided to dye his beard Saturday. Weddle decided to get into the Christmas spirit a few days early, dying his normally dark brown bushy beard a Santa Claus-esque gray and white ahead of Saturday night's Ravens-Colts game. The 32-year-old safety, whose Twiter handle is appropriately named @weddlesbeard, showed of his new look before the game -- much to the amusement 52

December 19, 2017 7:38 PM Mining Giant BHP Breaks With Coal Lobby Over Paris Agreement

World’s biggest mining company says it differs with groups’ climate-policy views BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest Western mining company, is threatening to leave the World Coal Association and U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreements on climate policy, the latest commodity firm to react to pressure on global warming. The British-Australian company 48

December 18, 2017 10:45 PM Australian accused of being 'loyal agent' to North Korea identified, called a 'good man'

Chan Han Choi, 59, was arrested Saturday and charged with attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang and discussing weapons of mass destruction. (Australian Federal Police) The Australian man who was arrested Saturday after being accused of working as an agent for North Korea as part of a case “like nothing … ever seen on Australian soil” has been identified 113

December 15, 2017 2:53 AM Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Japan has announced it is freezing the assets of 19 companies to step up pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development. The Foreign Ministry said Friday that the companies deal in finance, coal and minerals, transport including shipping and sending North Korean workers overseas. The companies have already been sanctioned 51

December 13, 2017 7:17 AM Investors Pledge Cuts to Fossil-Fuel Commitments at Paris Meeting

Global institutions pledged to cut financing of fossil-fuel projects at a summit in Paris, backing French President Macron’s call for the private sector to do more to combat greenhouse-gas emissions PARIS—Several global institutions pledged to cut financing of fossil-fuel projects at a summit in Paris, backing French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the private 38

December 12, 2017 5:11 PM Electric-Vehicle Boom Is a Boon for Coal King Glencore

Anticipated demand for copper, cobalt and nickel have made them key drivers of the miner’s earnings LONDON—Glencore PLC, long known as one of the world’s dominant coal traders, in a twist is finding itself the beneficiary of the greening of the global economy. The Swiss mining giant is benefiting from a coming boom in electric-vehicle production, which 36