Return to the Rat Hole
Coal mining has been reopened in the Indian state of Meghalaya, but it isn’t clear that government protections will improve life for workers or help the environment.
5 Charts That Help Explain the State of the Environment in 2019
The world is not doing nearly enough to fight climate change, but politicians are finally starting to pay attention.
Coal-Fired Power Is Declining Thanks to a Slowdown in India and China
2019 could end with a deceleration in overall carbon emissions.
When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
Germany Is a Coal-Burning, Gas-Guzzling Climate Change Hypocrite
Angela Merkel hasn’t come close to earning her reputation for leadership on climate change.
Even China-Backed Development Bank Won’t Touch Coal Projects
The World Bank rival says it will only fund environmentally-friendly projects.
While Trump Tries to Turn Back the Clock, Europe Swears Off Coal
There's a thick black cloud swirling over King Coal's future.
American Coal Can Fuel Friendship With China
How Trump's favorite fossil fuel can help make North Korea sanctions great again.
Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?
Trump’s new enviro-rollback seeks to undermine the landmark accord, but an America First energy plan might not mean pulling out entirely.
King Coal Is Losing His Throne
Peabody Energy joins a growing list of coal miners who are going broke thanks to a perfect storm of cheap natural gas, the slowdown in China, and tougher environmental rules.
The Final Lump of Coal in Britain’s Stocking
The closure of the last deep pit mine in the United Kingdom marks the end of an industry that built an empire.
The End of Coal*
As the world finalizes a plan in Paris to fight climate change, the future of coal is looking grim. *But it might be a long slow death.
This Map Shows Why Obama’s Green Push May be Too Late
The Obama administration just unveiled its most ambitious steps yet to curb greenhouse gas emissions and leave a green legacy for the Obama White House.
China’s Green Revolution
China has been the world’s worst environmental offender for years. That could change a lot sooner than expected.
Japan Bets on Nuclear, and Coal, for Future Power
Four years after Fukushima, Tokyo is angling to get nuclear reactors back online. But dirty old coal will be doing the real heavy lifting.
Britain Launches European Rush to Join AIIB. Now What?
China continues to expand its influence through the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Dirty Pretty Rock
Coal is trashing the environment, but also lifting people from poverty. Like it or not, the fuel isn’t budging from the world’s energy mix.