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Coal is an organic sedimentary rock that is formed by the compaction and hardening of plant remains. Because coal is mostly composed of carbon, it is a rock that burns in air. The heat that is released by burning coal is used as the primary source of energy for the generation of electricity. About...
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The Montana Coal Council is a nonprofit industry association whose membership includes all major coal mine operators, holders of Montana coal reserves, those who ship the coal, utilities who use the coal, and numerous suppliers and businesses directly and indirectly involved in the coal industry.
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The Alabama Coal Association was formed in 1972 by a small number of surface mining companies who recognized the need for a unified voice to co pe with the modern-day issues that impact so dramatically on the mining industry. In July 1984, ACA merged with the Alabama Mining Institute, a 75 year old...
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This site lists reasons why Alaskan coal is a smart choice. Browse through information about its affordability, availability, and cleanliness.
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The American Coal Foundation (ACF) provides students and teachers with educational materials related to coal. The ACF offers free lesson plans to help educators teach about energy. In addition, the ACF shares information about energy conservation, coal mining, and much more.
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The Illinois Coal Association (ICA) is the professional trade organization responsible for the promotion of Illinois coal, a natural resource found in great abundance in Illinois. To carry our its mission, the Springfield-based Association represents the coal industry i nthe state in governmental...
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The Indiana Coal Council (ICC) is a trade association for the coal industry in Indiana. The not-for-profit corporation was formed to foster, promote and defenc the interests of Indiana's coal producers, coal reserve holders, and other business entities related to the coal industry. The Indiana Coal...
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The Kentucky Coal Association's membership represents both Eastern and Western Kentucky operations that mine coal through surface and underground methods. This diversity helps KCA build a consensus approach in problem solving and dealing with the complex issues facing our industry.
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The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance is committed to promoting and advancing the Pennsylvania coal industry and the economic and social benefit to the employees, businesses, communities, and consumers who depend on affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean energy from coal.
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Located in Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state's underground and surface coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing the state's coal industry as well as increase emphasis on coal as...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
It takes a lot of fuel to heat our homes, preserve our food, and power our gadgets. And for 40 percent of the world, cheap, plentiful coal gets the job done. But coal also releases pollutants into the air, causing environmental damage like acid rain and serious health problems. Can we create a...
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In this activity, teachers or students will use IndianaMap to create geographic information systems (GIS) maps to demonstrate the distribution of coal mines within the state of Indiana. Step-by-step directions and tutorial videos will provide students with the necessary resources to create the final...
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The American Coal Foundation (ACF) provides students and teachers with educational materials related to coal. The ACF offers free lesson plans to help educators teachabout energy. In addition, the ACF shares information about energy conservation, coal mining, and much more. Get your students engaged...
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TSOP is a Society for scientists and engineers involved with coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines.
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Sample questions and answers from the GEOSC 20 Final Exam in 1996
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The National Mining Association (NMA)'s mission is to build support for public policies that will help Americans fully and responsibly benefit from our abundant domestic coal and mineral resources. Our objective is to engage in and influence the public process on the most significant and timely...
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The Arch Coal Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding full-time K-12 teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for its annual teacher-recognition program. The nominee must be an active full-time teacher with at least three years of...
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Published in 2017
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
"The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment here nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why scientists...
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The Tennessee Mining Association is the state's professional association for individuals in the coal mining, rock and stone mining, equipment supply and professional services fields. Our mission is to educate Tennesseans about the important role our member's industries play within the state's...
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