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Digging for Coal and Facts about Coal. Coal Fact Sheet. Types of Coal. KGS Home > Coal > Coal InformationClassification and Rank of Coal For more infomation about download this image, please click here.

Types of Coal

The kinds of coal, in increasing order of alteration, are lignite (brown coal--immature), sub-bituminous, bituminous, and anthracite (mature). Coal starts off as peat. After a considerable amount of time, heat, and burial pressure, it is metamorphosed from peat to lignite. Coal Areas in the United States. Title: Coal Areas in the United StatesLevel: Primary - Middle School ( 3 - 7 )Time: 30 - 45 minutes depending on age/level of studentKERA Goals: 1-2, 1.3, 1.5 - 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.7. 2.8, 5.1, and 6.3 Objective: Student will demonstrate knowledge of where coal is located by reading a chart.

Coal Areas in the United States

Background Information: This map shows where coal is found in the United States. Digging for Coal Details. Public Copy of Coal Mining Record Sheet.xlsx - Google Sheets. Powder River Coal Beds. Wyoming Coal Mining. Coal-Country Scam. Viewed from a satellite, West Virginia's mountaintop-removal mines are ash-gray scabs surrounded by the deep green of Appalachia's hardwood forests.

Coal-Country Scam

At ground level, the vast mining sites exhale clouds of asthma-inducing coal dust and poison watersheds with selenium, arsenic, and sulfate. Cindy Rank, who chairs the mining committee for the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, has spent decades fighting the practice. Now, as the U.S. coal industry slouches toward extinction, she has a new concern. How clean is the electricity I use? - Power Profiler. In the United States, electricity is generated in many different ways, with a wide variation in environmental impact.

How clean is the electricity I use? - Power Profiler

Electricity generation from the combustion of fossil fuels contributes toward unhealthy air quality, acid rain, and global climate change. Many electricity customers can choose their provider of electricity or can purchase green power from their utility. In fact, you might now have the option of choosing cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of energy. Enter your ZIP code and electric utility to: How much coal.