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Sunday, December 16, 2018
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A general view shows the far northern city of Vorkuta

Above The Russian Arctic Circle, Prisoners of Putin’s Pension Reform

By Polina Ivanova VORKUTA, Russia (Reuters)  Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid...
Policemen detain an activist as they attempt to clear the area at the "Hambacher Forst" in Kerpen-Buir near Cologne

German Police Clear Protestors from Ancient Forest Marked for Mining

HAMBACH, Germany (Reuters)  German riot police cleared environmental activists from treehouses in an ancient forest on Thursday, dismantling a protest camp set up five years...
Resurgence of crippling black lung disease seen in U.S. coal miners

Resurgence of Crippling Black Lung Disease Seen in U.S. Coal Miners

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  Since the 1990s, annual numbers of U.S. coal miners with new, confirmed cases of an advanced form of so-called black lung...
Radiological technician Davis positions retired coal miner Marcum for a chest x-ray in St. Charles

Coal Lobby’s Push for Lower Black Lung Tax Clashed with U.S....

By Richard Valdmanis (Reuters) U.S. coal companies lobbied Congress to allow a drop in their payments to help miners with black lung disease by arguing the...
Radiological technician Davis looks at the chest x-ray of retired coal miner Marcum in St. Charles

A Tenth of U.S. Veteran Coal Miners Have Black Lung Disease:...

By Richard Valdmanis (Reuters) More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest...
The Wider Image: Coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge

Coal Lobby Fights Black-Lung Tax as Disease Rates Surge

By Valerie Volcovici PRINCETON, West Virginia (Reuters) As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off...
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