Figuring out methane's role in the climate puzzle
The U.S. may be on the verge of an economy driven by methane, the primary component of natural gas, which burns cleaner than coal and is undergoing a production boom. It has poised the country as a top fuel producer globally, ...
Not so cheap: Australia needs to acknowledge the real cost of coal
US President Barack Obama's latest plan to reduce carbon emissions is a welcome one, and not just because it addresses climate change. In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, ...
Chinese scientists plead for research before more 'mountain moving'
'Obama wants to force coal plants to reduce emissions'
US President Barack Obama wants to force coal energy plants to reduce emissions and pay for greenhouse gases they do emit through a cap and trade system, the New York Times said Thursday.
China has shown that mine safety can be improved rapidly
The Soma coal mine tragedy in Turkey has again brought the issue of coal mining safety to the fore. With by far the largest coal industry in the world, accounting for half of global production, the Chinese ...
Sweden's Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage
Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said Tuesday that it had given up its research on CO2 capture and storage, intended to make the company's coal power plants greener.
Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth
Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton—believed to be one million years old—from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago.
Study defines gas potential into the future
The world has enough natural gas to last nearly 400 years at the current rate of consumption or 110 years if production increases at a rate of two per cent a year, according to a Curtin University study.
Duke Energy says it needs time to clean coal ash
Duke Energy's chief executive says the company is putting together a detailed plan to clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across the state.
What will climate policy mean for coal?
Limiting climate change to 2 degrees C means shutting down coal power plants - an unpopular proposition for coal power companies. But a new study shows that delaying climate policies could prove even worse for power plant ...
High-tech power plant is $5 billion bet on future of coal
Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5 billion wager on an energy future that includes coal.
Africa to spew half world's particle pollution by 2030, study says
With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world's particle pollutants by 2030, a study said Tuesday.
The impact of mining Alaska's coal
Alaska, the last great frontier, is being threatened by many proposals to mine an estimated 5.5 trillion tons of coal. Sam Weis, author of "The Local and Worldwide Impact of Mining Alaska's Coal" in the magazine Environment: Sc ...
Geological Survey report explores hidden water resources
Abandoned coal mines scattered across southwestern Indiana may be a future source of valuable groundwater that could be used for a variety of purposes, according to a new report published by the Indiana Geological ...