On Thursday, a group of senate Democrats led by Barbara Boxer responded to what may be the largest coal-related disaster in history by calling for more stringent rules on toxic byproducts from coal-fired power plants.
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Leading climate scientist Dr. Jim Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and his wife Anniek have written a personal appeal to both Michelle and Barack Obama on the urgent need to come to grips with climate change.
Tuesday’s initial reports about the coal ash disaster in Harriman, Tennessee at the TVA’s Kingston Power Plant turned out to be false. The Tennessee Valley Authority initially estimated the spill to be approximately 500 million gallons, although they have now amended their estimate to 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic waste, which is the equivalent of over one billion gallons.
10 minutes of raw video clips from the coal slurry pond disaster in Tennessee.
Apparently the story about the coal slurry impoundment disaster in Tennessee isn’t getting much play in the mainstream media. This video should help.
Unnatural disasters have become a fact of life dependent upon fossil fuels. The latest of these disasters came early Monday morning when a coal slurry impoundment at the TVA Kingston Power Plant near Harriman, TN burst, allowing approximately 500 million gallons of toxic coal ash to rush into the surrounding community.
The latest long-term forecast issued by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) says that energy related carbon emissions will reach 6.410 billion tonnes in 2030, down 9.4% from last year’s forecast.
The strange appearance and sudden disappearance of the ‘Clean Coal Carolers’ – an industry sponsored Flash animation of pieces of coal, dressed in warm hats and scarves, singing adaptations of traditional Christmas tunes.
In the December 1900 issue of Ladies Home Journal, John Elfreth Watkins put together a collection of predictions for the future of the United States and the world by the end of the 20th century. We’ve cherry-picked 14 enviro-related predictions and coupled them with a brief analysis of what actually happened. Enjoy.
While this is an important step in stopping the practice of mountaintop removal, altogether, the Bank of America’s bold statement on MTR turned out to fall a bit short of miraculous. In fact, the banking giant now plans to invest more money in the unproven ‘clean coal’ technology of carbon capture and storage.
In celebration of NBC’s “Green Week”, NBC ran a couple of stories last week on the Nightly News about the politics and technology of “clean coal”. Unfortunately, there was more coverage of the latter than of the former.
Five leading companies joined Ceres today to announce a business coalition demanding stronger U.S. climate and energy legislation as early as 2009.
The EPA’s Appeals Board ruled last Thursday that coal-fired power plants must limit CO2 emissions.
Good news! Although it’s shocking that it took this long for a ruling that would limit CO2 emissions from new coal-fired power plants…
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) ruled today that the EPA had no valid reason for refusing to limit from new coal-fired power plants the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
Spoofing on the James Bond 007 brand of spy thrillers, Greenpeace has just launched a new campaign called “Coalfinger,” aimed at stopping the construction of any new coal-fired power plants.