From Inside Climate News (Bob Berwyn): Driving down Highway 133 from the craggy wilds of the West Elk Mountains in central Colorado, one of the first signs of civilization is a mile-long coal train on a siding, along with the rusting steel framework of a canyon-spanning loading station that still dumps the black rock into […]

via As #Coal Declined, This Valley Turned to #SustainableFarming. Now Fracking Threatens Its Future — Inside #Climate News #ActOnClimate #KeepItInTheGround — Coyote Gulch

Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got […]

via Mason Adams: How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk — Vox Populi

Extraction also causes 80% of biodiversity loss according to comprehensive UN study, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian ‘However, they said this dire scenario could be avoided if there is a faster transition towards renewables, smarter urban planning to reduce the demand for concrete, dietary changes to lower the need for grazing pastures and cut levels of […]

via Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions, The Guardian — OromianEconomist

Witbank is not “White” anymore. You can not see anything there. Coal power stations are the biggest culprits in the hotspot area. Greenpeace says an analysis of sophisticated satellite data shows Mpumalanga as the “worst” nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution hotspot across six continents. It has been reported before that the Witbank area has […]

via Pollution: South African HOTSPOT – Eskom power stations – Witbank — ONAFHANKLIK

Link to Full Article The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change. Chief judge Brian Preston dismissed an appeal by Gloucester Resources, which was seeking to overturn […]

via Hunter Valley Coal Mine – New South Wales stopped by Court on Climate Change Grounds in Australia!!! — i really appreciate science

More evidence that the Australian and Adani dream of selling coal to India is just a fantasy. India is increasingly shifting towards green energy Simon Mundy of the Financial Times reports that Indian power companies spent much of the past decade rushing to build coal-fired power plants in anticipation of surging electricity demand as economic […]

via Climate Change – India turns away from coal as Australia and Adani still dream of selling them more coal — Into India