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Posts tagged coal

Aug 8 '14
Beijing’s War on Coal
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.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/08/beijings-war-on-coal/

Beijing’s War on Coal

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.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/08/beijings-war-on-coal/

Jul 31 '14
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?
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/breathing-coal-ash-hazardous-to-health/

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?

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/breathing-coal-ash-hazardous-to-health/

Jul 30 '14
5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule
Thursday and Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the final in its series hearings on its proposed rule to clean up carbon pollution from coal fired power plants.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/obama-clean-power-plant-rule/

5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule

Thursday and Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the final in its series hearings on its proposed rule to clean up carbon pollution from coal fired power plants.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/obama-clean-power-plant-rule/

Jul 29 '14
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.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/obama-coal-exports-climate-change/

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.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/obama-coal-exports-climate-change/

Jul 10 '14
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.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/10/mountaintop-removal-mining-decimates-fish/

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.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/10/mountaintop-removal-mining-decimates-fish/

Jun 23 '14
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?
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/23/greenpeace-coal-lobbyist/

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?

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/23/greenpeace-coal-lobbyist/

Jun 10 '14
Another Coal Chemical Spill Pollutes Public Waterway, This Time in Kentucky
On Friday, May 30, another coal-related chemical spill polluted a public waterway in Central Appalachia, killing hundreds of fish and alarming local residents.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/10/coal-chemical-spill-pollutes-waterway/

Another Coal Chemical Spill Pollutes Public Waterway, This Time in Kentucky

On Friday, May 30, another coal-related chemical spill polluted a public waterway in Central Appalachia, killing hundreds of fish and alarming local residents.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/10/coal-chemical-spill-pollutes-waterway/

Jun 7 '14
China Coal Cap Could Strand Assets Around the World
Analysts believe that China—the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of global consumption—could be close to making an abrupt and drastic change of track.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/06/china-coal-cap-strand-assets/

China Coal Cap Could Strand Assets Around the World

Analysts believe that China—the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of global consumption—could be close to making an abrupt and drastic change of track.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/06/china-coal-cap-strand-assets/

Jun 6 '14
Historic Federal Decision Finds West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Companies Guilty of Damaging Streams
Believe it or not, no federal court in the U.S. had ever ruled that high conductivity discharges from coal mines were harmful to streams until this week.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/06/west-virginia-mountaintop-removal-coal/

Historic Federal Decision Finds West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Companies Guilty of Damaging Streams

Believe it or not, no federal court in the U.S. had ever ruled that high conductivity discharges from coal mines were harmful to streams until this week.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/06/west-virginia-mountaintop-removal-coal/

Jun 4 '14
Colbert Mocks Media’s Coverage of Obama’s ‘War on Coal’
President Barack Obama tried to curb pollution this week as opposed to starting an industry war, but that’s not how some in the media viewed the proposal.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/04/stephen-colbert-obama-coal/

Colbert Mocks Media’s Coverage of Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

President Barack Obama tried to curb pollution this week as opposed to starting an industry war, but that’s not how some in the media viewed the proposal.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/04/stephen-colbert-obama-coal/