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Acid Rock Drainage (ARD)
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2009/08/13  |  578 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Eric Marx asks whether it just a bluff to pressure the development of more renewable energy, or does Greenpeace actually intend to own and manage one of the largest coal mining operations in Europe?

The assets in question are a coal field and six attendant power plants in eastern Germany, worth upward of 3 billion eros and now up for auction by Vattenfall, a state-owned Swedish energy company looking to unload its lignite (brown, dirty coal) holdings as it pivots more aggressively toward renewables investments.

The memorandum of understanding submitted by Greenpeace Swede... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2015/10/22  |  331 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Chinese decision to ban the use of coal from Beijing and other major cities by 2020 grabbed headlines this week, but experts are saying it is unlikely to have a significant impact on the Chinese coal consumption. Despite the nation increasing efforts to curb air pollution, demand for the fossil fuel in China is expected to stay steady, as the population and economy expand.

Coal-fired power and heating is a major generator of greenhouse gases and, according to data from the US Energy Administration -EIA, it has helped turning the Asian giant into the largest emitter of carbon and oth... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2014/08/14  |  326 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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DOE is implementing an initiative to demonstrate an improved generation of coal-based electric power and pollution control technologies that will be environmentally superior to the technologies used in today's power plants.
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2009/09/19  |  508 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Daniel Stiles asks what do the climate and orangutans have in common. They are both threatened by coal - the first by burning it, and the second by mining it. At the recent United Nations Climate Summit in New York, world leaders and multinational corporations pledged a variety of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation to avert a looming disaster caused by global warming.

Indonesia, home to most of the world orangutans, is a major player in both emissions and deforestation, with the third largest tropical forest area in the world, after the Amazon and the Cong... More →
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Michael Halpern reports that the group that has abused open records laws to harass climate scientists across the United States is the same organization behind the North Carolina ban on using sea-level science to inform coastal planning? The institution attacking renewable energy targets?

These are all activities of the innocuous-sounding Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E and E Legal). Virginia-based attorney Chris Horner serves as a senior fellow at E and E Legal, formerly known as the American Tradition Institute, and is connected to a number of other organizations that hav... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2015/09/30  |  438 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Adam Beam reports that the new administration promised to bring back coal jobs, but even the U.S. 3rd-largest coal producer appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback. Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable, opening the door to nuclear power.

The Republican-controlled state legislature is close to lifting its decades-long moratorium on nuclear energy in a state that has been culturally and economically dominated by coal. Politicians from both parties have promised for years to revive the struggling coal industry, with the new president famously billing himself ... More →
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In this century, America will not be secure unless its energy supplies are secure. Fostering greater reliance on domestic energy is therefore fast becoming a national security imperative. The nation's abundant and affordable coal reserves, matched with proven gasification and liquefaction technology, can provide an invaluable hedge against our increasing dependence on foreign energy supplies as well as a potentially significant source of transportation fuel for a growing economy, all while meeting our need for environmental protections.

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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2009/08/25  |  499 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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The amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature show. The increased levels of the toxic element, warn the researchers from Wright State University, may have serious implications for marine life, adding that further research could yield more advice on the potential angers to human health. This information may aid our understanding of the processes and the depths at which inorganic mercury species are converted into toxic methyl mercury and subsequently bioaccumulated in ma... More →
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Cecille De Jesus reports that French President Francois Hollande announced at this year UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco that all coal power plants in the country will cease operations by 2023. Hollande also acknowledged U.S. President Barack Obama crucial role in creating the Paris agreement, which was signed last year by 175 countries vowing to reduce carbon emissions significantly by exhausting the best options available to science.

Hollande also mentioned that signing the Paris agreement is irreversible and that the U.S. must honor the commitment it made in th... More →
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Grayson and Baatar report that the purpose of the study is to assist the reader to gain a better understanding of Mongolia Coal Rush and to draw attention to lessons that can be learned from Chinese coal industry. To achieve this, they searched for activities in northern China to serve as models.. good and bad ...to help guide Mongolia in managing its new coal mines. The value of Google Earth in highlighting environmental issues is illustrated by images of coal seams on fire, acid-mine waters contaminating streams, and coal dust affecting the nomadic pastures of the Gobi Desert.

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Teresa Matich reports that The UK has announced plans to shut of all of its remaining coal-fired power stations within the next 10 years. According to The Guardian, that makes it the first major country to do so. The UK is planning to make up the difference in power generation with gas and nuclear power plants.

The BBC quotes UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd as saying that it cannot be acceptable for an advanced economy like the UK to be relying on polluting, carbon-intensive 50-year-old coal-fired power stations and need to build a new energy infrastructure, fit for the 21st century.... More →
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The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mine Drainage Interest Group (MDIG) is to promote communication, cooperation, and collaboration among USGS scientists working on problems related to mining and the environment.
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