SYDNEY, April 29- Five years ago floods linked to a La Nina weather pattern nearly brought Australia's coal industry to a standstill. Over several months in late 2010 and early 2011, during the last La Nina event, around 85 percent of Australia's coal mines across a region bigger than Texas either had to restrict output or close as record rains fell. » Read More
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