US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry.
As more coal-fired power plants are retired, industry workers are left without many options. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though.
Coal plants are draining an already dwindling global water supply, Greenpeace warned on Tuesday, consuming enough to meet the basic needs of one billion people and deepening a worldwide crisis.
The consolidation of the ancient supercontinent Pangea 300 million years ago played a key role in the formation of the coal that powered the Industrial Revolution and that is still burned for energy in many parts of the world ...
The US government announced Friday a freeze on issuing permits for new coal mines on government land, in a review of the environmental impact of federal coal policy.
Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments.
Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it—at least not yet.
EU states are subsidising climate-harming coal to the tune of 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) a year, according to a German study due to be released next week.
The coal industry is losing the public relations battle against environmental activists, mining giant BHP Billiton has warned as it urged the sector to unite to fight back.
Over the last eight years, developed country governments have channelled more than US$73 billion of public money into coal projects, says research released today.