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Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

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Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, October 15: After Drought, Some U.S. Farmers Give Up On Corn

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Sea level rise and increasing floods are forcing families living…

Photo Slideshow: Australia's Coal and Gas Boom Boosted By Asian Demand

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Massive hydrocarbon production has created worries over water use and pollution as the "Down Under" nation rises to the top of global exporters.
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

Global Energy Demand Driving Australia's Coal and Gas Export Boom

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International demand and new technologies push nation to the top for hydrocarbon exports. But massive production has also created worries over water.
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, March 6: An Essay on Hunger

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Droughts and Floods Today's must-read: Paul Salopek's beautiful,…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, February 27: The U.S. Shale Oil Boom

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Energy The shale oil boom in the United States is putting a…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, February 9: Is Shale Gas a 'Bridge Fuel'?

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A new study into the carbon footprint of shale gas operations…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, February 7: Extreme Weather

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Weather Extremes Thousands of Australians have been forced from…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, January 31: Mining and Food Production

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Australia's first law intended to protect prime agricultural…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, January 24: Boosting Food Production

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How can the world feed 9.5 billion people, the projected global…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, December 1: Australia's Coal-seam Gas Development

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Australia's fast-growing coal-seam gas industry is a "relatively…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

The Stream, November 1: Population Growth

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As the global population hit 7 billion yesterday -- theoretically…