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  • China's Shenhua Group Corp., the world's largest coal miner by output, last month placed its one billion-ton Watermark project north of the Hunter Valley on hold because of the policy uncertainty.

    Mines and Vines Clash in Australia

  • A billion-ton reduction is a good carrot, but to achieve those kinds of cuts, every American would have to implement all the changes NRDC suggests.

    Meat may be less of a climate-change burden than some experts have claimed

  • The Charlotte, N. C.-based steelmaker said that pending environmental permit approvals, the St. James Parish mill would have a 2.5 billion-ton annual capacity and would employ about 150 once the first phase of the mill is complete.

    Nucor to Build Louisiana Iron Mill

  • A billion-ton reduction is a good carrot, but to achieve those kinds of cuts, every American would have to implement all the changes NRDC suggests.

    Meat may be less of a climate-change burden than some experts have claimed

  • On June 12th, at 00: 55 Universal Time, an M2-class solar flare sparked a bright flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation, propelling a shock wave through the sun's atmosphere, and hurling a billion-ton Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) into space.

    DK Matai: Could Super Solar Flares Take Us Back To 5000 BC?

  • The Afghan Ministry of Mines recently said it will seek bidders to explore for oil or gas in northern Afghanistan and to exploit an estimated 1.8 billion-ton iron-ore deposit in the Hajigak mountains, located west of Momaki along the road that is now under construction.

    U.S. and China Work Together to Rebuild Afghanistan

  • There is something very strange about a universe where a few dead butterflies can balance a billion-ton tower.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • Rajasinghe had never thought that he would outlive Paul, or would see the fantastic billion-ton stalactite of the Tower almost span the gulf between its orbital foundation and Taprobane, thirty-six thousand kilometres below.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • Because towns like this are like billion-ton old wagons sunk so deep in mudruts that nothing but dynamite can blow them out -- and they are not dealers in dynamite.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • In 2008, Rio Tinto Plc, the third-biggest mining company, was ordered by Guinea's former dictator, Lansana Conte, to hand over part of its Simandou 2.3 billion-ton iron project.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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