Niwka-Modrzejów Coal Mine


In 1945, two coal mines in Sosnowiec, Niwka and Modrzejów, were merged. The latter, immediately after its opening (it was built in 1909–1912), was incorporated into the Niwka Coal Mine, existing since 1833. The mine was closed under mysterious circumstances in 1999, just a few weeks after the new longwall was put into operation, despite the miners' protests. Some buildings have been included in the Sosnowiec Science and Technology Park.

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?