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Mercury Levels In Pacific Ocean Rising Thanks To Asia's Coal-Burning Plants

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geo...

Action Needed on the Environment

Timothy Beardson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Timothy Beardson

China's environmental problems are immense, not least those connected to its voracious and inefficient use of coal. In 2011, for example, the country used almost half of global coal consumption, although its economy is still around half the size of the U.S.

Old Wang Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

As China's economy has grown, so has its consumption of coal, which has increased by an average of nine percent per year. By comparison, average coal demand growth for the rest of the world has been about one percent per year.

The Carbon Noose Around Asia's Neck

Carl Pope | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

India's largely government-owned monopoly, Coal India, is changing its pricing system -- and the result will be a staggering 25 percent projected increase in the price of electricity generated with domestic coal.