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Environmentalists and police battle in a 12,000-year-old German forest in fight over coal mining

Published: 
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:25am

When German riot police began removing environmental protesters from treehouses perched high in a 12,000-year-old forest, they were met with an organic response: buckets of human waste raining down on their helmets and shoulders.

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A Philippines grandmother fought to get a toxic coal stockpile out of her neighborhood. Three bullets stopped her

Published: 
Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Gloria Capitan couldn’t have imagined her fate. Her cause felt just, and her community was behind her. Besides, who would kill a 57-year-old grandmother?

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How a bankruptcy filing shielded a big coal company from California's climate-change lawsuits

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Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest private-sector coal company, joined several of its fellow coal producers in bankruptcy in 2016. Its main goal was to wriggle out from under more than $10 billion in debt it had incurred to expand, even as demand was sharply falling.

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German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:07pm
Category: 
Energy

A grove of apple saplings grows on the lee side of Ulrich Schulz’s barn. He did not plant them for the fruit, he said, but as an act of rebellion against a nearby mining company that wants to raze his farm, which his family has owned since 1560, to get at the coal beneath his land.