28 Apr '11, 3pm

The Sierra Club's new interactive map of US coal plants:

Coal plants are one of the largest sources of man-made mercury pollution in the U.S. Every year 300,000 infants are born at risk for developmental defects because of their mother's exposure to toxic mercury pollution. This toxic pollution causes serious health problems, including brain damage. Almost 2/3 of coal-fired plants lack the needed modern pollution controls to keep toxic air pollution, like mercury, acid gases and arsenic, out of our air and water. Check out the map above to find out if there is a polluting coal plant near you and find out how you can help phase out this old, dirty way of generating power and transition to the cleaner, healthier, energy technologies that will power tomorrow's economy. C02: Carbon dioxide is a leading cause of global warming. Coal plants are responsible for over 30% of U.S. global warming emissions. Close. S02: Coal plants are the ...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/map/

Tweets

Is Peak Coal Coming?

treehugger.com 28 Apr '11, 2pm

Jeff Rubin, economist and author (Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller ) notes that oil isn't the only hydro...

National coal expert: ‘Mining is a loser’ in pr...

grist.org 27 Apr '11, 8pm

Anytime coal's cost to America is discussed, the coal industry reflexively talks about what an economic lifeline it is for...

[Blog Update] Tracing Coal Exports’ Deadly Impacts

[Blog Update] Tracing Coal Exports’ Deadly Impacts

itsgettinghotinhere.org 25 Apr '11, 1am

As fast as the world’s biggest coal companies move to make the Pacific Northwest an export zone for their deadly product, ...

Plans to close coal-fired power plants in a coal state

Plans to close coal-fired power plants in a coa...

env-econ.net 01 May '11, 11am

In the [Louisville Gas and Electric's and Kentucky Utility's] latest joint Integrated Resource Plan, updated every three y...

New Map Shows Size and Carbon Storage Capacity ...

ecogeek.org 26 Apr '11, 8pm

Gotta love confusing maps! WTF is this? Is red good because there are a lot of trees there, or is red bad because they are...

The hidden cost of coal in the US: up to half a...

news.mongabay.com 16 Apr '11, 12pm

Environmentalists and locals win fight against coal plant in Borneo (02/16/2011) Environmentalists, scientists, and locals...

Chuck Norris met Muir's beard once. Norris shav...

sierraclub.org 27 Apr '11, 3am

San Francisco Giants ace closer Brian Wilson has a great beard . We'll give you that. But don't assume for a second that h...

Facebook's coal problem

Facebook's coal problem

marcgunther.com 08 May '11, 5pm

Facebook’s coal problem May 8, 2011 You’ve hard about the cloud , right? This blog comes to you from the cloud. The cloud ...

Coal Cares brings biting satire to clean energy debate

Coal Cares brings biting satire to clean energy...

mnn.com 11 May '11, 6pm

1) "Peabody is proud to help hundreds of millions of people live longer and better through coal-fueled electricity. A grow...

Breaking: Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal Plant

Breaking: Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal P...

itsgettinghotinhere.org 20 Apr '11, 4pm

The action today is part of an ongoing campaign led by LVEJO and other local organizations demanding that Chicago replace ...