Extraction of coal in the world

• Production of coal in the world

Today difficult to underestimate the coal in the life of modern society. His production last year was more than 7,000 megatons worldwide. Production of coal every year is gaining momentum, it rose by 6, 8% in 2010. Only 70 countries have sufficient reserves of coal, which may last for a couple of hundred years.

Annually in the world killed thousands of miners, coal mining leads to environmental problems. However, this is an extremely dangerous activity is necessary for us: the combustion of coal produces 40% of global electricity. This collection reveals the theme of mining, coal transportation and environmental issues associated with coal.

Extraction of coal in the world

Prabhat Sinha carries a 60-pound basket of coal mines in India. Indian coal is delivered to neighboring Bangladesh and Assam, where it is transported by the whole of India.

Extraction of coal in the world

Nepalese Shyam Rai in coal mine tunnel near the Indian village Latirke to 91 meters above ground level. Work in the mines of India - one of the most dangerous among others: children and adults hands extract coal without protective equipment and workwear in narrow tunnels private mine.

Extraction of coal in the world

The crane with workers in the Indian mine. In India, the work of a miner - one of the highest paid: a miner gets up to $ 150 per week ($ 15).

Extraction of coal in the world

20-year-old Anil Basnet near Indian Hills mine in Dzhiantiya. In the mines of India and work newcomers from Bangladesh and Nepal wishing to earn and improve family well-being.

Extraction of coal in the world

Anil Basnet pushes a cart loaded with coal from an underground tunnel. Only part of the working mines faithfully sends earned money back home, many are spending them on alcohol, drugs and prostitutes.

Extraction of coal in the world

The Little Worker coal storage in India. According to unconfirmed reports, 5 thousands of Indian mines employing more than 70,000 children. The authorities have not confirmed that information. Being aware of the possible dangers, many children still go to work in the mines to help support the family.

Extraction of coal in the world

The way home for these students is through coal warehouses. Schools with free education does not attract parents who see their children a source of income. Work at the mine seems to them a better prospect than education.

Extraction of coal in the world

13-year-old Kala Rai familiar with the miner's work: from 12 years she has worked at the mine for six months. Teacher persuaded her parents to send the girl to school. Cala wants to get a medical education. Photo: Girl in the classroom of English.

Extraction of coal in the world

coal mine of "KRU" near Kemerovo, Russia. "KRU" - the second largest coal producer in Russia.

Extraction of coal in the world

In the background - power plant in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The level of pollution of the environment depends on the time of year here - it's low in the summer and in winter grows significantly. Among the countries in which there are the 10 most polluted cities in the world, also have Iran, Pakistan, India and Botswana.

Extraction of coal in the world

The rescuer after the rescue work at the mine Sukhodolsky East Ukraine. As a result of the explosion at the mine killed 18 miners, 20 are still missing.

Extraction of coal in the world

Noor Hayat is only 7 years old, but she is already working in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Extraction of coal in the world

In the hands of Jimmy Murphy jar with water from the well, which is located in his home. Jimmy said that the reason for water pollution - coal slurry. Litigation with the company responsible for the pollution "Massey Energy" have been going on for 7 years.

Extraction of coal in the world

The man on the background of power plant in Linvu, China.

Extraction of coal in the world

Thick fog on the streets of Sarajevo. According to environmentalists, the reason for such a fog - excessive consumption of low quality coal.

Extraction of coal in the world

On mine "Augusta Victoria" in Marl, Germany employs 3,700 miners, producing 3 million tons of coal annually.

Extraction of coal in the world

Relatives of miners who have fallen under the dam washed out due to rain in the Chinese mine Heshane waiting for news from rescue July 3, 2011.

Extraction of coal in the world

A Haitian sells coal to Port-au-Prince. After the earthquake of two years ago in the country and not to establish life.

Extraction of coal in the world

The steam from the power station near Lithgow, Australia.

Extraction of coal in the world

Shakhtar, who was littered with mines in more than 180 hours in the hospital Heshane, China.

Extraction of coal in the world

coal on the conveyor belt during development in Tanjung Enim, Indonesia.

Extraction of coal in the world

Chinese miner in Shanxi. At present, China - the largest producer and consumer of coal in the world.

Extraction of coal in the world

The funeral of a miner, who died July 31 at a mine in Makeyevka, Ukraine. 11 claimed the lives of an explosion at Bazhanov mine in Makeyevka, Donetsk region.

Extraction of coal in the world

People sleep in a landfill in coal development on the outskirts of Fushun, China.

Extraction of coal in the world

Rescuers take out miners from a flooded mine in China.

Extraction of coal in the world

The beginning of the work shift at the mine Vorgashorskaja Vorkuta.

Extraction of coal in the world

Truck with 447 tons of coal in the development north of Douglas, Wyoming, USA.

Extraction of coal in the world

Railway workers pushing a wagon loaded with coal back on track, after he came down with him from the power plant in Ahmedabad, India. 4 people were injured in the incident.

Extraction of coal in the world

Welsh rescuers during the rescue of the miners trapped in the rubble 90 meters underground in the mine near the village of Silibebil, Wales. All four miners were killed.

Extraction of coal in the world

The excavator works in the open brown coal mine in Bełchatów, Poland.

Extraction of coal in the world

An Afghan man sells coal at a Kabul market.

Extraction of coal in the world

Residents Vietnam Quang Ninh province illegally transporting coal by bicycle.

Extraction of coal in the world

The rescue crew members of the sunken ship "MV Rak Carrier", transporting 60,000 tons of coal from Indonesia to India. The ship sank off the coast of Mumbai, the crew were rescued.

Extraction of coal in the world

Children gain an illegal coal mine "Copanca" in the Indian village of Bokapahari.

Extraction of coal in the world

The protest against the construction of coal-fired power plant in the city Haymen, China.

Extraction of coal in the world

Miner works in excavation roadway 90 meters underground in a mine in Gmina Ornontowice, Poland.

Extraction of coal in the world

Photo: 75-year-old resident of a village, located on Highway 26 in West Virginia. Major coal companies are buying up property in the villages along this highway connecting Banditaun, Twilight and Linditaun. Above the highway, these companies extract coal.

Extraction of coal in the world

Pakistani workers are killed in an explosion at a mine on the outskirts of Kety miner. gas explosion killed five miners.

Extraction of coal in the world

The workers at the dump near the coal mines of Kabul. Earnings miner here is $ 10 per day. Many miners - visitors from the northern provinces.

Extraction of coal in the world

The front of the harvester korotkozaboynogo near Trinidad, Colorado, USA.

Extraction of coal in the world

The ecological action "Green Peace": the activists hanging from a crane in the territory of the power plant near Delmas in South Africa. The inscription on the banner: "climate killer".

Extraction of coal in the world

the bodies of those killed in the explosion at the mine workers in China's Yunnan province. conducted illegal coal mining on this shaft.

Extraction of coal in the world

Father of a missing miner gone from mine in China's Gansu province.

Extraction of coal in the world

High-voltage wires on a background of power plant on coal in the German Nirderausseme.

Extraction of coal in the world

The Catholic nun Sister Valsa John was killed in Jharkhand. According to one version, in her death, guilty of the director of the coal companies against which it stood for the rights of the local population. In the photo: the evening service, organized by supporters of John Waltzes.

Extraction of coal in the world

The arrest of demonstrators who oppose investment in the development and production of coal, the bank refused to leave the lobby "PNC" in Philadelphia.

Extraction of coal in the world

Bosnians Group carries coal on a cart near Sarajevo. The unemployment rate in the country is 42%. Collection hands of coal and its sale on the local market - sometimes the only way to survive in the winter for the poor.

Extraction of coal in the world

Girl scrapes substances reaching for kindling, in a brick factory in Surkhrode, Afghanistan.