Lockouts and Train Blocks: An Update on the Coal Country Protests
The Kentucky miners' stakeout highlights the vulnerable position workers face when coal companies go belly-up in bankruptcy.
Trump's New Clean Energy Rule Is a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Coal Industry
The Trump administration's replacement for Obama's signature climate rule is meant to be a lifeline for the nation's coal-fired power plants, but it may be too late.
To Fight Climate Change, We're Going to Need a Lot More Nuclear
Without federal policy supporting nuclear energy, we'll run out of time to decarbonize.
How Utilities Stall Progress on Alternative Energy
A new report from the Environmental Working Group claims that Duke Energy, the nation's largest utility, is holding back the transition away from fossil fuels.
Protesters Demonstrate Against a Proposed Coal Mine in Australia (in Photos)
Protesters are concerned that the proposed coal mine would pollute local resources and remove Native land title claims.
Citizens in Countries Where China Is Making Big Investments in Coal Prefer Renewables
A new multi-country survey found that there is little public support for coal projects in key countries for China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Viewfinder: A Former Coal Mine Is Flooded to Create an Artificial Lake
A couple watches as water gushes from a pipe into the former Cottbus Nord open-cast coal mine in order to create the Cottbuser Ostsee artificial lake on April 24th, 2019, near Cottbus, Germany.
Viewfinder: The Closing of the Last Coal Mine in Germany's Appalachia
Coal miners give German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a symbolic final chunk of coal in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace on April 3rd, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.
Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Lead the EPA
The former coal lobbyist, who has been a champion of Trump's deregulatory agenda without any of the ethical scandals of his predecessor, is all but guaranteed a confirmation.
At COP24, Will Climate Action Include Basic Protections for Human Rights?
In the final hours of COP24, human rights activists lament that nations still consider human rights a bargaining chip in climate negotiations.
At COP24, Poland Unveils a Declaration to Protect Its Forests
Environmentalists are concerned that Poland's declaration could be used as an excuse to continue burning coal.
The Trump Administration Plans to Let Coal Power Plants Emit More Carbon Dioxide
Will it be enough to save coal jobs?
Should Corporations That Pollute Have Any Influence at Climate Summits?
Corporations with large carbon footprints tend to undermine global efforts to solve the climate crisis, according to climate advocates.
Americans Used Less Coal This Year Than Any Year Since 1979
The low number is part of a steep and steady drop that's been ongoing since 2007.
Viewfinder: Coal Miners Gather in Poland
Coal miners from Poland's Pniowek coal mine carry a painting of Saint Barbara on Barbórka, their annual day of tribute to Barbara, from the mine to their local church on December 4th, 2018, in Pawlowice, near Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland.