China announced its latest step in the “war on pollution” this week, with a Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau official declaring a ban on coal power and the sale of coal in Beijing by the end of 2020, due to its acute health and environmental impacts.
How Breathing Coal Ash Is Hazardous to Your Health
More than 200 sites nationwide have experienced coal ash polluting nearby lakes, streams and rivers. From contaminated drinking water sources to illegal dumping caught on hidden cameras, it’s clear: our waterways have been taking a beating from coal ash. But what about the air we breathe?
U.S. Coal Exports Fuel Global Climate Change and Undermine Obama’s Climate Plan
Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export to overseas markets.
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Decimates Fish Populations in Appalachia
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.
Watch a Greenpeace Activist Confront a Coal Lobbyist as He Fails to Catch a Cab
So, a Greenpeace activist and researcher approaches a coal industry lobbyist in an elevator and follows him out to the street during the hunt for a cab on a busy Washington D.C. street. What could possibly go wrong?