Coal miners have been digging what German environmentalists decry as 'Europe's biggest hole' at Hambach in the Lower Rhine basin. It covers 50 square miles. Continue reading →
Curbing Co2 emissions by 30 percent is the centerpiece of the administration's efforts to slow climate change.
A coal seam fire in Australia has been burning for a month. See the battle against the mountain of fire.
Soot in the smoke billowing from Industrial Age coal-burning factories seems to have sullied the glaciers, causing them to melt, although average temperatures in Europe were dropping. Continue reading →
Good news and bad news for carbon pollution: Russia and Europe are leading successful reduction efforts, but the United States has shown an increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
The Kyoto Protocol is virtually dead. The UN is trying to revive talks about fighting climate change at a meeting in Qatar. Meanwhile coal burning and greenhouse gas emissions are steadily increasing. What will we do?
Underground microbes have been found converting waste CO2 and coal into natural gas. Left in the ground, the dirty fossil fuel might be transformed into a source of renewable energy.
Using ancient plant ashes, scientists reconstructed a history of Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels over the last 400 million years, and laid to rest some lingering doubts about mass extinctions.
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