Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
Kelly Craft is a substantial donor to the Republican Party and is married to a billionaire coal-mining baron. Nikki Haley is due to step down as envoy to the United Nations.
After more than 150 years, Germany's last hard coal mine will shut down. Coal mining has put its stamp on the Ruhr Valley more than any other industry. DW's Bettina Stehkämper looks back at her childhood in the region.
There have always been people from many different countries working together in Germany's mining sector. But integration in the coal mining sector didn't go smoothly right off the bat.
Germany's coal commission could make an announcement this week as to when Germany should give up coal for good. Here are the most important facts you need to know about Germany's exit from brown coal.
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