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MIT: ‘Massive’ Solar Expansion Critical for Climate

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> May 8th, 2015<p>A “massive” global expansion of solar power — possibly enough to supply about a third or more of the world’s …

Australia: The new coal frontier

Around 27bn tonnes of coal are thought to be locked under the ground of the Galilee Basin in the outback of Queensland. A huge proposed complex of coal mines is planned here, including the world’s largest thermal coal project. So are railway lines and a massive expansion of the Abbot Point port on …

With Huge Coal Ash Fines, Justice Dept. Puts Industry on Notice

<i>Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring the future of the coal industry, Coal's Long</i> …

As mountaintop mining spreads, lawmakers oppose rule to protect streams | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Congressional Republicans are seeking to block an imminent rule protecting Appalachian streams from mountaintop removal mining, as opponents of the …

Inside the war on coal

How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think.<p>The war on coal is not just political rhetoric, or a paranoid fantasy concocted by rapacious polluters. It’s real and it’s relentless. Over the past five years, it has killed …

Fossil Fuels

What do we do with all these dead coal-fired power plants?

About 13 gigawatts worth of coal-fired power plants are closing this year to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air …

Fossil Fuels

Sierra & Tierra: Richmond, CA, Exhibit A of Polluters’ Cruelty

All too often, irony knows no shame, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable members of our society. Take Richmond, California, a mostly …

Fossil Fuels

An Indian Coal Plant's Human Rights Crisis

In a little-known pocket of India, jungles and communities have been leveled by decades of power plant development. The latest project was financed …

Can the US have 100% clean energy by 2050?

Converting the world’s entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy could effectively fight ongoing climate change, eliminate air …

A Year Without Snow

Here in the Pacific Northwest, they’re calling it a “wet drought.” Unlike parched California, plenty of precipitation fell on Washington State this …

onEarth Stories

Is Fracking Safe Now? What the EPA’s Fracking and Drinking Water Study Really Says

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited (and heavily scrutinized) report on drinking water impacts from …

Ditching Fossil Fuels and Switching to 100% Renewables No Problem, Says Stanford Study

Is it possible for the U.S. to ditch fossil fuels? The answer is yes, according to researchers and engineers from Stanford University and U.C. …

25 of the Most Powerful Voices on Climate Change Brought to You by The Weather Channel

Some very prominent voices have gotten a lot of media attention for their comments on climate change, including President Obama and Pope Francis. And …

Win a copy of Eddie Shepherd's 'Modern Vegetarian Chef'

<b>'Modern Vegetarian Chef' is the newest book from award-winning chef Eddie Shepherd and we're offering you the chance to win one of four digital</b> …