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13/6/2015
Fossil fuel divestment news filled my newsfeed over the past week, adding to a growing list of impressive divestment stories from the past year. Again and again, we see young people convincing their colleges to divest, activists convincing banks ...   
29/5/2015
A short video released this week has stunningly detailed drone footage providing a rare view of mountaintop removal coal mining and the increasing proximity of this destructive form of mining to people living in Appalachia. The video includes ...   
7/5/2015
Coal mining companies pose an increasingly risky investment, according to the Bank of America, which has said it will continue to reduce its financing of the sector. “The dynamics around coal are shifting,” said the bank’s new coal ...   
9/4/2015
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $30 million to bolster the Sierra Club’s 13-year-old campaign to end America’s reliance on coal, one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases. The grant will bring the former New York City mayor's ...   
7/4/2015
Divestment goes beyond simply sounding the alarm about climate change to naming a culprit: the fossil fuel industry. The goal is not to hurt companies’ bottom lines--which a loss of shareholders won’t readily accomplish--but to shift popular ...   
7/4/2015
Barclays has ended its financing of a controversial coal mining method known as mountaintop removal and said time is running out for the practice. The bank was the world’s biggest financier of mountain top removal (MTR) in 2013, when it ...   
18/3/2015
An escalating series of lawsuits, government rulings, banking decisions and breakthrough health studies has brought the fate of devastating mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia to the doorstep of state and federal decision-makers this ...   
16/3/2015
With mountaintop removal mining on the ropes, as the last bank financiers ditch lending support amid new scientific research that demonstrates “solid evidence that dust collected from residential areas near mountaintop removal sites causes ...   
14/3/2015
A reinvigorated “People’s Foot” movement to end mountaintop removal is ramping up its efforts next week, as the last vestiges of outside support begin to abandon the nation’s most egregious strip mining operations in central ...   
5/3/2015
Fourteen months after the world watched in astonishment as poorly regulated coal-washing chemicals contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia, coal country residents and supporters are gearing up for an epic showdown on March 16 with the state’s ...   
18/2/2015
Last month, a group of marine experts -- including lead author Douglas McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara -- published a groundbreaking study in the journal Science that delivered a sobering message: The world’s ...   
20/1/2015
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate March. It ...   
8/1/2015
As my colleague Mary Anne Hitt noted in her “highlights of 2014” column we’ve had some significant victories in the fight against the destruction of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia over the past year.But there is still so ...   
18/11/2014
A major Kentucky coal company falsified its pollution reports in the first quarter of 2014, according to multiple environmental groups that filed an intent to sue notice against the company this week. Appalachian Voices, Kentucky ...   
20/10/2014
We know what a mess mountaintop removal makes when the tops of mountains are literally blown off to access the coal inside them. Forests are stripped and debris is dumped into streams and valleys, leaving behind a ravaged landscape. It`s partly ...   
12/10/2014
At the dirt road entrance to the Mingo Logan Coal Company site along Route 17 in rural West Virginia, a white metal sign hangs, riddled with bullet holes, announcing "NO TRESPASSING" in red lettering.Kenny King doesn't much ...   
10/10/2014
A West Virginia lab technician pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of faking water sample quality tests so that coal mining companies could be guaranteed clean reports to submit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the West ...   
2/10/2014
A long court battle came to an end Tuesday when a federal judge upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's denial of a permit for a large, contentious mountaintop removal coal mine in Appalachia, the Spruce No. 1 Mine. Judge Amy ...   
21/9/2014
In her new book, The Human Age, Diane Ackerman, best-selling author of The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses, takes us on a journey into the Anthropocene: the era in which humans have both mastered and degraded the natural ...   
3/9/2014
“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...   
10/7/2014
A study from researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published this month provides strong new evidence that mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia is devastating downstream fish populations. That’s hardly news for ...   
8/6/2014
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...   
4/6/2014
A few days ago, I sat down for an interview with the good folks at Living on Earth, Public Radio International`s weekly environmental news show. We talked about RAN`s work fighting mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia, and ...   
31/5/2014
Coal companies have stripped the tops of mountains in Appalachia in search of the fuel. But as Amanda Starbuck tells host Steve Curwood, the Rainforest Action Network has helped convince some of the world's biggest banks to stop funding companies ...   
21/5/2014
The campaign to stop bank financing of mountaintop removal coal mining is gaining momentum. For years, RAN and other organizations in the global BankTrack network have urged U.S. and European banks to stop financing the devastation ...   

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