The difference between coal and renewable energy is not whether they each pollute, but the forms that pollution takes, writes Duke University ecologist Emily S. Bernhardt.
By Miles O'Brien
Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff…
When science reporter Cameron Hickey made a recent trip to West Virginia coal mines, it afforded him a unique opportunity to bring what he learned back home -- for his son's science fair project.
By Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen Obama-era measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.
By Associated Press
The head of the EPA says says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign an executive order that unravels his predecessor's plan to curb global warming.
By PBS NewsHour
In the coal towns of West Virginia, President Trump made economic promises that helped him win the election. Around 12,000 mining jobs have been eliminated in the last few years in that state alone while production remains at its lowest…
By Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Priyanka Boghani, Frontline
From 2011 to 2015, the coal mining industry lost more than 26,000 jobs, one of the reasons why many miners saw Trump's election as a moment of hope.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Congressional Republicans are moving swiftly to repeal Obama administration regulations aimed at better protecting streams from coal mining debris.
Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times higher than the government has…
With coal production at its lowest level in 30 years, abandoned mines around the country are causing major environmental problems. They can catch fire, and debris from them can contaminate the water supply. But mine cleanup is an effort difficult…
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