Cumbria council has approved the £165m Woodhouse colliery – and highlighted the failings of national climate policy.
As coal companies look for ways to cut costs, many are reneging on their promises for health care for retired miners. Unless Congress intervenes, these miners could face ill health and poverty.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
A NSW court's decision to rule out a coalmine on the basis of climate change could signal a turning of the tide in an arena where environmental litigants have previously struggled to gain traction.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.
Making the transition to a sustainable energy future also means ensuring that affected communities - such as Australia's coal workers - aren't left by the wayside.
Remembering the powder monkeys, sparkies and dinters and their remarkable linguistic legacy.
The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Plan would help the declining coal industry, but a study shows many coal workers could transition to a new industry – solar – and earn more money.
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.