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Oregon Sets a New Standard: Coal-Free by 2035

In a bi-partisan vote that brought together utilities, consumers and environmentalists, Oregon's legislature has passed the most ambitious, anti-coal, pro-renewables legislation in the…

Arch Coal Accused of Funding a Leading Climate-Denial Litigator

Within Arch Coal's bankruptcy documents, according to various sources, is the smoking gun revealing big coal’s link to climate change deniers: the listing…

Obama Halts Most Coal Mining on Public Lands

President Obama has kept true to his State of the Union address this week: He has placed a moratorium on coal mining on…

America’s Second Largest Coal Company Files for Bankruptcy

This week, Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy, citing $4.5 billion in debt.

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…

COP21: Brought to You By … Big Polluters?

The world is coming together to try to build a clean energy future, but the UNFCC COP21 Paris climate talks themselves are being…

Coal’s Double Jeopardy: The Overlooked Impact on Forests

The Dutch NGO Fern has issued a report that advocates turning away from coal because of the impact the loss of land, as…

States Sue on Behalf of Big Coal to Stop the Clean Power Plan

Coal companies, which pollute our environment and destroy our mountains without paying the true costs of their impact on our planet, want to…

What to Do with Tons of Coal Ash? Vitrify Some of It, Sell the Rest

Every large coal plant is leaving behind millions of tons of ash that needs to be safely contained lest it leach into nearby…

Interface Dives In For New Belgium Brewing

A group of Interface employees are pictured on the company’s blog site in bathing suits in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta holding carpet…

Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…

The Decline and Fall of the Coal Empire

The transition from woodcutting to coal mining as the main source of heat was part of an early British economic revolution. But all…

Not So Profitable: Who Lost Over $5 Billion On Fossil Fuels?

California's largest public pension funds have lost over $5 billion on fossil fuel investments in the past fiscal year, according to a report…

Unlikely Allies: How the U.S.-Iran Deal Could Strengthen the Divestment Campaign

The U.S.-Iran deal may offer a surprising boost to the international divestment campaign, a growing social movement that seeks to persuade investors to…

Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.