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Of Indonesia’s 100 GW in new power generation capacity by 2035, half will be coal
-fired, says IEA.
Indonesia cannot build power stations fast enough. And neither can most of its Asian neighbors. Rapid economic and population growth are ...
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 ...
Baharuddin should be happy. The rambutan and durian trees flanking his home are heavy with fruit. Two hectares of chilies stretch before his house. The price of chili -- a staple commodity in Indonesia -- has been stable for six months. From his ...
The coal mining
ambitions of Swedish state energy giant Vattenfall have been thrown into doubt after the leaders of all eight major parties promised to ban its planned new operations in Germany.
During an election debate on Wednesday, ...
When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott last month steered through Parliament repeal of the country's carbon pricing mechanism, he was cheered on by business associations representing major international and domestic companies.They ...
A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of environmental groups fighting to protect the site of a historic 1920s-era labor battle between miners and companies in West Virginia from being destroyed by modern-day coal mining
In a new oil field among the rolling hills near here, Chesapeake Energy limits truck traffic to avoid disturbing the breeding and nesting of a finicky bird called the greater sage grouse. To the west, on a gas field near Yellowstone National ...
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 ...
In talking about how to eliminate carbon emissions, I`ve written about three general methods:
Ask for change.
We`re well beyond asking, so encouragement seems the next step. ...
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 ...
The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. ...
The new conservative government in Australia proposes to be the first country in the world to abolish a legislated price on carbon emissions.
Could Australia really go down this path?
First, a bit of background.
While most western European governments are opposed to developing oil and gas from shale rock through hydraulic fracturing, the British government continues to plug away at the obstacles inhibiting the country’s fledgling shale ...
Vancouver Rabbi David Mivasair cites an ancient midrash, or biblical commentary, to explain why he opposes thermal coal
exports through B.C.'s Texada Island in a new letter.
Roughly two thousand years ago, the author of Ecclesiastes ...
Entering its second week, the inspiring Washington University sit-in against Peabody Energy has already gone beyond its goals to cut school ties with the St. Louis-based coal
giant, and forced the rest of the nation to ask themselves an urgent ...
The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported Sunday, and only an intensive worldwide push over the next 15 years can stave off ...
This week, President Obama's special adviser John Podesta dropped a few classic Washington bromides about those unreasonable environmentalists:
"If you oppose all fossil fuels and you want to turn that switch off tomorrow, that is a ...
provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO2 emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air.
Environmentalists say that clean coal
is a myth. Of course it is: Just ...
Hundreds of college students are expected to risk arrest on March 2 outside the White House to pressure President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline project. Organizers of "XL Dissent" say they hope to stage one of the largest ...
Megaload opponents are taking the Oregon Department of Transportation to court, claiming the agency failed to consider the public interest when it authorized a gigantic shipment bound for Canada`s tar sands.
An Oregon tribal leader and ...
What kind of world is this? In China, an almost 1,350 square mile freshwater lake -- that’s more than four times the size of New York City -- recently dried up due to an ongoing drought. In the high Sierra of America’s West, bears have forgone ...
For the past several years, I've been writing about what happens when big oil and gas corporations drill where people live. "Fracking"-- high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which extracts oil and methane from deep shale--has become my beat. My ...
When Warren Lawrence retired, he settled on Myrtle Grove, a small community of brightly colored houses sitting on stilts, 40 miles south of New Orleans, because it’s surrounded by water. The Mississippi River is on one side of Route 23, the main ...
Virginia's new governor, Terry McAuliffe, isn’t exactly an environmental champion--on the campaign trail, he expressed a desire to the coal
industry expand and accepted money from coal
companies (Alpha Natural Resources is even covering some of ...
Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protection in the United States today: On a host of fronts -- from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining
, to the nationwide fracking boom -- the federal and state ...