29 Feb '12, 1pm

Interesting, disturbing, beautiful. Posted roundup on coal, death & music.

,” are Dot Earth fare. Another song of mine, “Black Bird,” touches on the under-appreciated human cost of our energy habits by recounting the death of a Pennsylvania coal miner long ago. (There’s no relation to the Paul McCartney tune.) Last weekend, I crafted a video presentation of the song, drawing on photographs from the Library of Congress and film archives digitized through the Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Dot Earth Blog: Songs of this Fossil Age: A Coal Miner's Death Foretold: A contemporary ballad recalls a mining

Dot Earth Blog: Songs of this Fossil Age: A Coa...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Feb '12, 2pm

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Old Coal Plants Shift Blame As Well As Costs: P...

thedailygreen.com 01 Mar '12, 2am

On February 16, the day the Environmental Protection Agency's rule limiting power plant mercury emissions hit the Federal ...

Dot Earth Blog: A Fresh Scientific Defense of t...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Feb '12, 11pm

There’s been a fresh development in a prolonged intellectual tussle among researchers at Cornell University over the clima...

Taking sleeping pills can increase the risk of ...

todayonline.com 29 Feb '12, 9am

LONDON - Hundreds of thousands of people who take sleeping pills just twice a month are nearly four times more likely to d...

A Fresh Scientific Defense of the Merits of Mov...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Feb '12, 11pm

There’s been a fresh development in a prolonged intellectual tussle among researchers at Cornell University over the clima...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Coal-Free Chicago?:...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Feb '12, 8pm

José Moré/Chicago News Cooperative The Fisk Generating Station (with smokestack) in Chicago is to close by the end of the ...

Activists have succeeded in getting Chicago May...

grist.org 29 Feb '12, 5pm

Activists have succeeded in getting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to shut down the city’s two coal plants — one of them by th...

Death of US girl after school fight ruled homicide

Death of US girl after school fight ruled homicide

straitstimes.com 29 Feb '12, 10am

A photo of Joanna Ramos, 10, with a note, is left at a memorial outside Willard Elementary school in Long Beach, Californi...

On Our Radar: A Coal-Free Chicago?: The mayor h...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Feb '12, 7pm

On Our Radar: A Coal-Free Chicago? By THE NEW YORK TIMES José Moré/Chicago News Cooperative The Fisk Generating Station (w...

Coal Clunkers Closing: Public Pressure Finally ...

nrdc.org 29 Feb '12, 5pm

CHICAGO (February 29, 2012) – A deal this morning to close the Fisk and Crawford Generating Stations in Chicago brings a f...

Chinese martial arts actress stabbed to death by husband

Chinese martial arts actress stabbed to death b...

channelnewsasia.com 29 Feb '12, 12pm

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have confirmed that 28-year-old Chinese martial arts actress Bai Jing, was stabbed to death b...

Peel off solar panels could make solar competitive with coal

Peel off solar panels could make solar competit...

grist.org 28 Feb '12, 3pm

Ultra-thin solar cells that can be “peeled off” from larger pieces of silicon like delicious fruit roll-ups could be the k...

Renewables Now Cheaper than Coal in Michigan, Could Be $5-Billion Industry

Renewables Now Cheaper than Coal in Michigan, C...

cleantechnica.com 28 Feb '12, 1pm

New renewable energy generation is now cheaper than new coal generation in Michigan, and could be a $5-billion annual indu...

Combining domestic coal with nuclear energy to make oil? | Peak ...: Combining domestic coal with nuclear energy...

Combining domestic coal with nuclear energy to ...

peakoil.com 03 Mar '12, 9pm

Eric – thank you for illustrating why freight railroad interests have been so supportive of antinuclear activities for so ...