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Is denial what people need to get going? The Trump administration might be skeptical on the phenomenon of global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could, in fact, have a positive impact on the environment, according to an asset manager. Since his Nov. 8 election win, Presid...
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Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount of emissions that could come from the burning of the ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources following last week's coal ash spill in the Dan River. The Associated Press first obtained a copy of a grand jury subpoena that the U.S. attorney’s office in Ra...
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Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods.On some days, acid rain-inducing sulphate from burning of fossil f...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Coal mining companies in Australia have been enjoying the good life in recent years, making millions of dollars from feeding the seemingly insatiable energy appetites of Asia's tiger economies - particularly that of China. But a new report by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Coal production in the Illinois Basin during the first half of 2012 (64.4 million short tons) was 13% higher than the same period in 2011.   This expansion of production, which occurred despite declines in total U.S. coal production and consumption, was a response to both domestic and interna...
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