Coal

motherboard

Toxic Black Snow Is Covering Towns in Siberia

“The future of our children is terrifying.”
Sarah Emerson
2.19.19
climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.19
congress

Senator Who Shot a Climate Change Bill with a Rifle to Lead Energy Committee

Senator Joe Manchin has been named as the senior Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.11.18
climate change

Global Carbon Emissions Are Predicted to Hit Record High in 2018

A new report from the Global Carbon Project anticipates an unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide emissions around the world.
Sarah Emerson
12.5.18
Technology

The Plan to Extract Rare Earth Metals from Coal Mining Waste

The government and industry groups have given West Virginia University over $3 million to study whether it’s a feasible idea.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.14.18
Voices

Trump Loves Coal, But a 19-Country Coalition is About to Phase It Out Completely

The Cop23 climate negotiations were basically everybody leaving the U.S. to do whatever it wants to do with fossil fuels all alone.
Andrew Steer
12.15.17
FOIA

Public Lands Agency Ordered Staff to Promote Oil and Gas on Social Media

Staff at the Bureau of Land Management were instructed to share photos of fossil fuel development on the agency’s Flickr page, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
12.11.17
climate change

Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change

The president's climate inaction has frustrated the world, and allowed an economic rival to gain more power and influence.
Geoff Dembicki
11.7.17
politics

Can You Win in Trump Country with a Bernie Sanders Platform?

A West Virginia activist's crusade to unseat the leader of the state's Democratic Establishment.
Paul Blest
9.7.17
the anti-science presidency

White House Halts Study on the Health Effects of Coal Mining

It's not clear when (or if) it will be resumed.
Jesse Hicks
8.22.17
climate change

Economists Say the Great Barrier Reef Is 'Too Big to Fail'

If Australia doesn't do something to stop the natural wonder from deteriorating, it could cost the country an estimated $42 billion.
Maddison Connaughton
6.26.17
energy

The World’s Largest Coal Mining Company Is Closing 37 Sites

As solar energy becomes cheaper than coal, India’s growth will depend on renewables.
Ankita Rao
6.23.17
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