In the news:
Experts: CO2 record illustrates 'scary' trend
By SETH BORENSTEIN,AP Science Writer Published: May 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM PDT Last Updated: May 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM PDT
"...The chief greenhouse gas [carbon dioxide] was measured Thursday at 400 parts per million in Hawaii, a monitoring site that sets the world's benchmark. It's a symbolic mark that scientists and environmentalists have been anticipating for years."
Coal trains fire up UW chemist
Can’t get backing to study the health effects of coal trains? Then go rogue. A frustrated UW professor is taking his research straight to the people.
Seattle Times staff columnistOriginally published May 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM | Page modified May 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM
In the Northwest, rising coal exports to Asia stir huge fight
A push for more Montana coal exports to Asia — and a pushback over fears about air pollution and global warming — could turn into the Northwest’s biggest environmental battle in years.
By Hal Bernton
Seattle Times reporter
DECKER, Mont. —
At Spring Creek Mine, a broad black seam of coal, reaching depths of 80 feet, runs like a subterranean river through arid, sagebrush-covered hills.
OPB (Oregon Public Radio) article:
The regulatory agencies joining forces on the environmental study of the Gateway Pacific Terminal coal export pier have issued a report summarizing the comments received on the scope of that study.
Greenland government falls as voters send warning to mining companies
Siumut party, led by Aleqa Hammond, to form coalition government in place of Kuupik Kleist's administration
Beijing Takes Steps To Fight Pollution As Problem Worsens
The measures include shutting down more than 100 factories and ordering one-third of government vehicles off the streets, official news reports said.
Zach Roberts, Truthout: A reported 50,000 people attended the 350/Sierra Club rally yesterday in Washington DC - making it the largest environmental march in decades. Zach Roberts documented the demonstration in these photos.
Wyo. coal company strikes export deal
A Wyoming mining company has signed an option agreement allowing it to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a year through a planned West Coast port.
Coal-terminal foe casts doubt on builder’s finances
An Australian company seeking to build two coal export terminals has piled up big losses and carries a large load of debt, according to a report by a Seattle think tank opposed to the terminals.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer with SNL Energy
In an interview with SNL Energy, former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is among one of the first coal export proponents to admit the proposals are probably dead. Check it out:
Is China Slowly Giving Up On Coal?
2/10/2013 @ 4:48PM
Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor
Covering Brazil, Russia, India & China.
The Beijing skyline is pretty, when you can see it. Take a breathe of that fresh Shanghai air? No thank you. Poor air quality in China has the locals up in arms, and the government might actually be listening.
NW coal port hearing draws 800 at fairgrounds, Spokesman Review
Taking a stance on coal By Zachariah Bryan 09/26/2012, featuring volunteer Liz Talley
Coal terminals eliminate NW jobs. Sep 20, 2012, By volunteer leader, Dennis Lowenthal