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Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Pollutes Dan River, Test Results Differ on Toxicity

Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Pollutes Dan River, Test Results Differ on Toxicity | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Groups are battling over just how toxic the Dan River's waters have become.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

Mmmmmmmm.....coal ash.

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Kentucky seeks to preserve role for coal in state's energy future | Reclaiming mountains | Kentucky.com

Kentucky seeks to preserve role for coal in state's energy future | Reclaiming mountains | Kentucky.com | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Weatherizing homes and using more renewable energy could be part of Kentucky's program to lower carbon-dioxide pollution, but the model the state favors also would preserve a role for coal in electricity production.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

This is simply crazy.

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On the high plains, an almost invisible coal industry counts on Asia

On the high plains, an almost invisible coal industry counts on Asia | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

Ever cheap, ever abundant coal is the "come on, are we really all that bad" and the "come on, we've been burning this for centuries, lets just keep doing what we've been doing" of the energy sector.

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