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15/4/2014
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 ...   
13/4/2014
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 ...   
22/3/2014
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 ...   
17/3/2014
Can Coal Ever Be Clean? | Photo, National Geographic
Coal 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 ...   
13/2/2014
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 ...   
12/2/2014
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 ...   
31/1/2014
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 ...   
30/1/2014
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 ...   
25/1/2014
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 ...   
16/1/2014
Coal-ateral damage | Photo, In These Times
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 ...   
2/1/2014
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 ...   
1/1/2014
Wind power is, predictably, generating more controversy each day it grows. No surprise there. Now one of America's fastest-growing forms of new electricity, wind power is no longer a boutique industry. But as the controversy and ...   
4/12/2013
Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and ...   
25/11/2013
Large parts of Botswana`s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – home to Africa`s last hunting Bushmen – have been opened up to international companies for the controversial practice of 'fracking`, according to an investigation for the ...   
21/11/2013
The spruce man with the trim mustache and the grim-faced bodyguard is dozing in his seat. A flight attendant leaves him a hot towel, and then another. The bodyguard, who wears the uniform of the Kiribati National Police--the shoulder patch ...   
6/11/2013
The ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington State, Initiative 522, was defeated Tuesday by a record spending campaign by America's food manufacturing giants and agribusiness corporations, who financed a ...   
21/10/2013
Global thermal coal demand will shift away from China in coming years as it switches to cleaner energy, but emerging markets in the region will step in to grab some of that flow as they continue their race to industrialize. During the ...   
6/10/2013
Environmental groups are howling, but energy companies are mostly staying mum about the government shutdown and the trench warfare that has paralyzed Washington.Green groups have worked overtime to draw attention to the national park closures ...   
1/10/2013
When Jerry Otto started hunting for Alaskan oil in 1980, his tractor-trailers barreled along ice roads as much as 10 feet thick for 180 days every year. Last winter, when he set out to drill 80 miles south of the Arctic Ocean for ...   
1/10/2013
Last night, the federal government officially shut down after House Republicans refused to pass routine legislation to fund the government.Now, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country are temporarily out of work. National parks ...   
30/9/2013
Plans to burn Britain's large reserves of coal to produce gas for power plants may wait for years because of concerns about climate change and a public perception that the technology is similar to fracking.Cluff Resources, one of the ...   
17/9/2013
When President Obama laid out ambitious plans in June for combating climate change, coal miners like Roger Horton heard what they considered the latest fusillade in the administration's "war on coal." Until his retirement two weeks ago, ...   
4/9/2013
Cuadrilla has withdrawn two modifications to a planning application to extend its controversial oil exploration in Balcombe, West Sussex, in a move that green campaigners argue will offer a chance for planning officials to overturn consent for ...   
8/8/2013
New Zealand environmentalists have lost another round in their long-running battle to keep coal mining from destroying conservation land on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast of the country`s South Island. The Environment Court ...   
1/8/2013
Poland, one of the heaviest polluters in Europe, will become even dirtier now that its shale gas ambitions have faded and it turns to cheap domestic lignite coal to secure its energy supply.Poland already relies on coal to produce more ...   

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