Coal

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
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
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
Hot drop

The Cost of Solar Power in India Just Keeps Falling

It's now much cheaper than coal.
Chris Baraniuk
5.11.17
Oh No

Government Flickr Page that Used to Show Wilderness Now Only Shows Oil Drilling

So long public lands, hello fossil fuel.
Sarah Emerson
4.26.17
energy

Great Britain Is Leaving the Coal Age—For a Whole Day

The UK is ready to hit 24 hours without coal power.
Chris Baraniuk
4.21.17
carbon emissions

Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Won’t Save Us From Climate Change

CO2 emissions were stable worldwide in 2016 as the global economy grew.
Kate Lunau
3.17.17
renewable energy

If Trump Cares About Jobs, He’ll Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

The president promised to bring back jobs in coal, but three million people were employed by the clean energy sector last year.
Grennan Milliken
2.23.17
climate change

The US Hasn’t Seen Carbon Emissions This Low Since 1991

Thanks to warmer weather and renewable energy, carbon emissions in 2016 were the lowest they’ve been since 1991.
Sarah Emerson
10.18.16
Trump

Ken Bone’s Question About Energy Policy Was Pretty Great

Sometimes it takes a cozy red sweater to get energy policy in the spotlight.
Sarah Emerson
10.11.16
Donald Trump

Trump’s Speech Was Riddled With Lies and Inaccuracies About Fossil Fuels

A fact-check of Trump’s economic policy changes shows a speech riddled with lies and inaccuracies.
Sarah Emerson
8.8.16
Newer0107Older