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Coal Rush Ravages Borneo

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December 4, 2013
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A coal rush that has drawn international miners to East Kalimantan province has ravaged the capital, Samarinda, which risks becoming one giant coal pit if mining expands any further.


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AFP (Nov. 26, 2013) — Indigenous people in Borneo rise up against the construction of a mega dam which threatens to flood 200 square kilometres of precious rainforest and hundreds of villages.
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Cameras Capture Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia

Cameras Capture Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia

AFP (Oct. 2, 2013) — Hidden cameras capture images of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where it was thought to have long ago died out, the WWF say.
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Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Coal

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Coal

AP (Mar. 29, 2013) — The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in St. Paul, Va. can burn coal from mines, coal left over and biomass, going into the fire as wood chips. The AP's Lee Powell says the utility running the plant is touting its advanced design.
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China to Become World's Biggest Coal User by 2014

China to Become World's Biggest Coal User by 2014

AFP (Dec. 26, 2012) — Chinese coal consumption is forecast to account for more than half of global demand by 2014, with the country also displacing the United States as the biggest coal polluter on a per-capita basis.
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