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  • Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2012 Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

    China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.

  • Inside the Mind of Global Energy Demand Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    Farmers sow a field in front of a drilling rig exploring for shale gas in the eastern Polish village of Grzebowilk.

    Growth in energy demand from developing nations will soon surpass the total energy consumed by the world in 1970. Is the world prepared to meet the energy needs of rising nations?

  • Applying Realism to China's Global Warming Threat Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    If the U.S. disappeared tomorrow, with global warming emissions dropping to zero, annual global emissions would be back to their current level in four years, courtesy of China.

  • Gold: Lost Its Luster or June Rebound?  Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Fast Money traders Pete Najarian and Mike Murphy debate whether Netflix has room to run at its current price. And, Michael Dudas, Sterne Agee, provides his top three commodity plays in gold, silver and coal.

  • Coal Facing Years of Headwinds?  Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Famed distressed asset investor Wilbur Ross of WL Ross & Co. shares his economic outlook, and discusses where coal might be headed.

  • Hope For Coal Stocks?  Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on how to play the coal space, and share their trade on some of today's top movers in the market.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • Reforming China  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    Jiong Shao, Chief China Strategist at Macquarie discusses what reforms he thinks are most important for China and what investors should do with their money at this time.

  • Gareth Penny, executive chairman of New World Resources, tells CNBC that they have seen coal prices reduce by thirty percent over the course of 2012 which has resulted in a loss for the business.

  • Australia Floods Cast Pall Over Wesfarmers Outlook Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:55 PM ET

    Australian mining-to-retail conglomerate Wesfarmers on Wednesday cut its full-year coal sales forecast, citing flooding in Australia and weak demand in Asia that is depressing sales prices.

  • UNP, Riding the Rails to Profit  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Rob Knight, Union Pacific CFO, discusses his company's record fourth quarter and weighs in on the weak demand for coal.

  • CSX CEO See 'Slow Steady Growth' Ahead  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman & CEO, breaks down his company's mixed fourth quarter results, as slumping coal demand and low natural gas prices continue to weigh on the sector.

  • Mexican Drug Cartel Enters Coal-Mining Business Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:33 PM ET
    Mexican Army soldiers escort Luis Jesus Sarabia Ramon (C), aka 'El Pepito' or 'Z-44', an alleged leader of Los Zetas drug cartel, during his presentation to the press on January 13, 2012 in Mexico City.

    Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel has entered Mexico’s Coahuila region and has swiftly brought every aspect of commerce, politics, and business under its control in less than three years. But the expansion was not undertaken to increase its drug trafficking or prostitution operations. It was so the cartel could enter the business of coal mining.

  • Precious Metals To Benefit From QE: Pro  Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider , Head, Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management says quantitative easing is good for precious metals, while base metals will benefit from stronger global growth in 2013.

  • Excess Capacity in China's Coal Market: Pro  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Andrew Dale, Head of Resources Research, Asia, Macquarie says China's coal market faces high inventory levels and weak prices. He gives his top stock pick for the sector.

  • OKD CEO: Happy to Be in Czech Republic  Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Jan Fabian, incoming CEO of OKD,a coal company, tells CNBC that despite an ongoing recession in the Czech Republic, this region boasts a very stable business environment.

  • Despite the cries for green energy solutions, coal as a fuel is more popular now than it has been in many years, primarily because it is cheap and easy to ship. The NYT reports.

  • Why Pete Najarian Is Buying This Coal Stock  Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" trader explains why he sees opportunity in this stock now.

  • Moody's to Decide US Credit Rating After Negotiations  Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Treasury yields are much lower today as traders worry about the looming fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; and Moody's decided it will not immediately downgrade the U.S. if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. And, a look at how to protect your money, with Tom Lee, JPMorgan Chief U.S. Equity Strategist.

  • Election Trade: Coal  Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama like coal. But should you? The FMHR traders weigh in.