In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
A recent study found the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever recorded among coal miners in central Appalachia. Two doctors who treat black lung patients explain how miners contract it.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani's potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
Cement has a huge greenhouse footprint, largely because the chemical process by which it is made releases carbon dioxide. But there are several different ways for cement to green up its act.
The environmental regulator has stepped in to stop water pollution from an underground coal mine damaging a World Heritage River. Can the mine deliver improvements and will the river recover?
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Trump's executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama's work will require big wins in court.
One of Trump's first orders of business on energy will likely be to reopen federal lands to coal mining, which would be a bad deal for taxpayers and the environment.
The idea of clean coal has been around for 40 years, but remains a pipe dream.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposed changes to Australia's national environment act will significantly reduce judicial oversight on environmental decisions. Here's why that matters.
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
Can Australia achieve fair and open decision-making and a just and sustainable energy transition when big coal players are involved?
The 1966 event that killed 144 people in a small Welsh town is still shaping national identity today.
Risk management for climate change is starting to impact our day-to-day lives.
With the last major court case cleared, Adani is free to proceed with its Carmichael coal mine. But the business case is not looking good.
How bad are things for U.S. coal? Very bad, but that's very good for environment. Now the question is whether other countries will cut back on coal as well.
Beyond the environmental cost, what is the psychological toll on communities of mountaintop removal coal mining?
Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.