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

Published: 
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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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

Published: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

DHANBAD, India — Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper in a coal rush that could push the world into irreversible climate change and make India’s cities, already among the world’s most polluted, even more unlivable, scientists say.

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Invest, Divest and Prosper

Published: 
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

It has been a busy news week, what with voting rights, gay marriage and Paula Deen. Even so, it’s remarkable how little attention the news media gave to President Obama’s new “climate action plan.”

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Let’s Not Braise the Planet

Published: 
Sun, 07/07/2013 - 9:47pm
Category: 
Energy

According to a report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last month, we are not running out of fossil fuels anytime soon.