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Grim toll from Indonesia’s abandoned coal mines may get even worse, report warns

At least 168 people, mainly children, have died after falling into abandoned coal-mining pits across Indonesia over the past seven years, according to a new report.

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Remembering the 1981 Louisville sewer explosions

Here's a lookback at the sewer explosions that rocked Old Louisville and surrounding areas on Feb. 13, 1981.
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Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighborhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

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Gas explosion causes huge fire in Center Township outside Pittsburgh

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Bay scientists: Offshore oil drilling would put Chesapeake Bay at risk

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EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river.

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N.D. oil industry opposes state rule changes.

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Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashes.

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Enbridge argues Line 3 oil pipeline needed for Minnesota, region.

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Everyone knew Houston’s reservoirs would flood — except for the people who bought homes inside them.

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Judge deals blow to tribes in Dakota Access pipeline ruling.

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