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1-31
Mountaintop mining faces scrutiny again
1-31
Global Warming Demands Urgent Solutions - Scientists - Floods and Drought Boost Global Disasters in 2005 - Risks of climate change 'greater than we thought' - California warming - Parts of Portugal could become desert - When EPA chiefs talk, president should listen - Vehicular envirocide
1-31
Take Action: Exxpose Exxon - Exxon Mobil's profits set U.S. record - Exxon profits surge to new record - Exxon Mobil 4th-Qtr Profit Climbs to $10.7 Bln From $8.42 Bln  - Energy royalties ripoff
1-31
Federal mine bill almost ready
1-31
Federal Mine Agency Considers New Rules To Improve Safety; Plan Was Rejected Early in Administration
1-31
Redefining Mine Safety
1-31
Revealing strip mining's consequences: UK lecturer jets to New York to promote new book
1-31
Mine reform is good - but mind reform is even better
1-31
We have the ability to save miners; how about the will?
1-31
N.C. sues TVA, citing air pollution
1-31
No new approvals for extra coal axles - Newfound provision in truck-weight law increases coal loads
1-31
All 72 Canadian miners trapped by fire are rescued after staying in safe rooms
1-31
Being green is good for business
1-31
A Plan for Nuclear Waste
1-31
Bush Will Use Address to Focus on Alternative Fuels and Nuclear Plants (Bush's "alternatives" are business as usual--big energy, big political campaign funders win, people and our futures lose)
1-31
Ohio should woo clean-coal plant but keep risks, rewards in perspective
1-31
Winds of change stir energy market
1-31
Project Is Counting On the Power of Hydrogen
1-31
 
Sugar Prices Boom, More Cane Seen Used for Biofuel - EU Beefs Up Biofuels Strategy to Fight Emissions
1-30
Stark warning over climate change - Report: Global warming soon irreversible
1-30
Critical Vote for Clean Elections . . . Ask Senators to Support S.B. 124
1-30
Tragedy eclipses Massey chief
1-30
 
70 Canadian miners safely above ground after fire (They retreated to underground safety rooms with oxygen, food and water; US could mandate same)
1-30
BLACK COAL MINERS: A long legacy of struggle
1-30
2nd Alma No. 1 victim is buried
1-30
Kentucky loophole lets coal loads grow
1-30
Mountaintop removals end would create jobs (Letters to the editor are great tools, use them)
1-30
Potpourri
1-30
Latest deaths prompt more mine safety calls
1-30
A discredited regime
1-30
Wind developer says opponents misleading public to stop project
1-30
W.Va. mine disasters make governor 'comforter in chief'
1-30
US (Big Business, not family) Farmers Big Winners in Booming Ethanol Business
1-30
EU Energy Chief Says Europe Must Cut Consumption
1-30
Bush Wants to Resume Nuclear Recycling
1-29
Some Experts on Global Warming Foresee 'Tipping Point' When It Is Too Late to Act
1-29
Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him - Claims US gagging climate expert
1-29
Clinton calls climate change world's 'no 1 issue'
1-29
Two Top Papers Ask: Is the World on a Path to Doom--With an Assist from the White House?
1-29
Bush MSHA cast aside text devices; Technology might have saved W.Va. miners lives - Heck of a job, Dave: 2004 rule change increases fire risk in mines
1-29
Coal vs. gas: Boom time prices escalating battle over rules designed to keep wells, mines from intersecting
1-29
3 died at operations managed by Bush nominee
1-29
Details of 1915 mine disaster similar to this months
 
1-29
Region has seen steady stream of mine deaths
1-29
Ky. mines' safety fines often unpaid - Action on mining
1-29
Blankenship not making mines safer - Blankenships Sago gesture not sincere (Letters to the editor are great tools! Use them!)
1-29
Mountaintop removal
1-29
Interview with Diebold e-voting Security Hacker
1-29
Capturing energy from the sun
1-29
Sea energy to power Britain
1-29
Renewable energy gets second wind on AIM
1-29
Air Force ranks No. 1 for renewable energy use
1-29
What is the real price of cheap air travel?
1-29
Is it Climate Change Yet? Canada's weird weather gets weirder
1-29
Steven Milloy and Fox News - Another Day, Another RW Pundit on the Take - Bought and paid for: Fox News commentator received cash from Big Oil, Tobacco
1-28
Redefining Mine Safety
1-28
FBI collecting 'research' reports on 'direct action' environmental groups produced by right wing think tanks
1-28
States following Manchin on new mine safety rules; Massey's Blankenship critical of W.Va. regulations
1-28
Alma No. 1 miner Hatfield buried - Coal boss greed kills two more miners in West Virginia
1-28
Unionize the mines! Build the UMWA!
1-28
Kanawha sets mine-safety plan
1-28
Robb files for Capitos seat
1-28
Melting ice starts rush for Arctic resources - Canada issues warning to US over Arctic passage
1-28
Public health in a post-petroleum world
1-28
Pollution Limits Sun in China
1-28
You've got the power
1-27
Sago probe starts; UMW takes part - Judge orders Int'l Coal to let union help in probe
1-27
Coal's other victims: Protect Kentuckians from overloaded trucks, too
1-27
Julia Bonds: In wake of disaster, mining damage should not be overlooked
1-27
Manchin seeks belt airway ban - Kentucky follows West Virginia's lead, moves to stiffen mine safety laws
1-27
MSHA: In search of credibility
1-27
Lawyer: MSHA doesn't collect fines
1-27
Meigs power-plant proposal prompts a variety of support and questions - Ohio seeks 1st near-zero emissions coal power plant - Next generation in power plants
1-27
IGCC: Environmentalist questions need for proposed 'clean coal' operation
1-27
Ominous: Global climate change (What a pitiful conclusion to an editorial. Sequestration of CO2 from power plants is at least a decade away and hugely expensive. Put that same money into conservation, energy efficiency, promotion of renewable energy, especially microgeneration)
1-27
A mad lemming rush
1-27
Energy gap: Crisis for humanity?
1-27
Ala. Judge: State Mine Inspections Lacking
1-27
ABC News: Mine Owner Defends Safety Record (Jack Spadaro interviewed) - Coal Mining Steeped in History
1-27
High coal prices fuel big profits for U.S. miners (they mean mine companies and CEOs, not the miners themselves) -  Consol Energy posts larger 4th-qtr profit - Massey: $211.8 million loss in 4th quarter due to restructuring
1-27
National Mining Association Creates Safety Commission
1-27
Virginia: Tighter rules on mercury urged - Minnesota: State seeks public input on polluted waters - Idaho: Coal plant opponents organize resistance - South Dakota: Area residents raise concerns about power line - New Mexico: Power Plant Developers Pitch a Coal-Fired Future
1-27
Global Warming May Cause Sea Levels to Rise 34 Centimeters by 2100 - Climate Change Has Unexpected Effects
1-27
GE Bets on Energy, Water, New Economies for Future
1-27
Consumer demand expected to fuel solar energy progress
1-27
Europeans vote: Solar
1-27
Wales takes lead in clean power vision
1-27
Wave power 'could provide 20% of UK electricity'
1-27
Time to seriously consider solar energy
1-27
Solar to offset wastewater energy costs - Reliable Odor Control from Renewable Solar Power
1-26
Earth could warm up fast
1-26
Bush Plan Expands Nuclear Energy, Takes Spent Fuel From Other Countries - Spinning Nukes - Bush Seeks to Jump-Start Nuclear Power
1-26
MSHA goes to court for union
1-26
ICG misled investors, union says
1-26
Sen. Byrd: Better mine safety is only acceptable response
1-26
Ohio seeks $1 billion coal plant
1-26
Coal Ash Storage Site Draws Concern as Toxic Dump
1-26
Bush Names Choice for Mine Administrator - Union fighting Bush's mine-safety pick
1-26
"Clean" coal doesn't do much to protect environment (See page 8 of this PDF)
1-26
Raese, Lewis file for Byrd Senate seat
1-26
Mine disasters included in new county emergency plan
1-26
Tragedy in 1976 sparked mine rescue efforts in Bluegrass State
1-26
Head of Ky. Mine Safety Agency Resigns
1-26
We must prepare for oil crisis - Peak America: Is Our Time Up? - Under Strains of Peak Oil and Gas, Ideology Stretches to the Limit - GLOBAL PEAK IN OIL PRODUCTION: THE MUNICIPAL CONTEXT - Iran and Peak Oil
1-26
2005 Edges out 1998 as Warmest Year on Record
1-26
Sleaze probe into nuclear lobbying at Holyrood
1-26
Power-Hungry China Drafting Energy Law
1-26
Coal truck hits Indiana school bus
1-26
Group lists Alabama plant among top mercury polluters
1-26
Coalition of conservationists launch renewable energy initiative drive
1-26
Scottish Scientists Explore Solar Hydrogen Production - Marine energy could be major UK supplier - and big Scots industry
1-25
Group wants wind farm barred from starting construction
1-25
Coal Miners' Slaughter
1-25
King Coal: Out of Control
1-25
Global Ecological Assessment Calls for Humanity to Value Nature
1-25
All politics
1-25
Contempt for Congress - Mine safety official snubs Senate hearing
1-25
Manchin urges federal mine reforms - West Virginia legislators vow swift mining reform - W.Va. Governor Presses Congress on Safety
1-25
MSHA nominee faces tough questions at confirmation
1-25
Tennessee Gov. wants comprehensive statewide review of the environmental issues surrounding coal mining
1-25
Entire E Magazine article "In Defense of Mountains" now available online
1-25
UMW warns of 400 near misses since 2000 - History of bitter struggle by US miners
1-25
Officials Order Kentucky Coal Mine Closed
1-25
State Attorneys General Oppose EPA Move to Narrow Toxics Reporting
1-25
Data Sought on Royalties Paid for Gas -
1-25
From tasty to toasty: Used cooking oil heats a diner
1-25
Energy: Look at demand and efficiency, not so much at supply Reducing Demand Key To Energy Supply Problems
1-25
Chemists Design and Create Nano Motor Powered by Solar Energy Nano World: First solar-powered nano motor - Scientists Develop Tiny 4-stroke Solar "Nanomotor"
1-25
Survey shows Europeans lukewarm on nuclear energy - Poll: Europeans Favor Wind/Solar over Nukes
1-25
Annual Global Market for Industrial Solar Roofs Exceeds $100 Billion
1-25
2005 Was Warmest Year on Record - NASA - 'We can't wait' on warming
1-24
Coal in W.Va. is a complex story
1-24
Court to hear coal dust case
1-24
W.Va. has long known that timbering causes flooding
1-24
Mine cited for 7 violations days before fire
1-24
Mine safety legislation passes - Miners, families pleased with legislation - Hickam doubts feasibility of mine proposals - W.Va. Lawmakers Approve Mine Safety Rules - Action on mine safety pledged
1-24
U.S. senators query MSHA, industry officials on safety - Senators Say Budget Cuts Have Left Mines Unsafe
1-24
Judge dismisses most of Massey Energy lawsuit
1-24
Fund started for Hatfield, Bragg families
1-24
Commodification of life: Big Coal has oppressed the Appalachian working class
1-24
Julian Martin: Vultures with cash-- The poor are more vulnerable to vote-buying pressure
1-24
Mine safety: Old and new
1-24
National Film Registry: Film scripted by OU prof gets honor
1-24
Mountaintop coal mining would be safer, some say (And those "some" are likely those who profit off of human misery. They care as much about the safety of coalfield communities as they do about the safety of miners. That is, not at all.)
1-24
COAL TRUCK RUNS OVER DRIVER
1-24
Early county residents react to proposed coal-burning power plant
1-24
Mining groups back rule delay
1-24
Popular Sushi Fish Loaded With Mercury - EPA, Clean up our air!
1-24
A new gust of wind projects across the US
1-24
UK Launches Energy Review in Face of Global Warming - Mind the energy gap - experts query need for nuclear - Nuclear fears as energy review is launched
1-24
A climate of reality: Ex-EPA chiefs criticize inaction on warming
1-24
FirstEnergy to pay $28 million fine for lying; Davis-Besses punishment largest in nuclear industry
1-24
Report finds that efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may earn California $60 billion
1-24
A rare consensus urges immediate action on global warming
1-23
United States Ranks 28th on Environment, a New Study Say
1-23
World health: Gloomy state
1-23
 
Climate change may bring more violent weather swings -- and sooner -- than experts had thought
1-23
Mine safety demands increasing - 14 miners' deaths prompt action
1-23
Complaints continue about Sago investigation - Small community comes together during tragedy - Potpourri
1-23
IS BUSH TOO EASY ON MINING INDUSTRY?
1-23
Montana Governor's Vision for Coal Conversion Draws Attention (Heavy metal in coal don't magically disappear if they don't go up the smokestack when coal is burned. They end up in the ash.)
1-23
Working with coal caused fatal disease
1-23
Dominion Virginia Power changes slated to trim pollution
1-23
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases
1-23
Mining coal: How important is it? Alternative forms of energy are needed
1-23
Is climate change turning emission sinks into emission producers?
1-23
A Solar-Powered Interstate Travel System
1-23
As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights
1-23
Micro-renewable home projects save Scottish bill payers thousands
1-23
Energy savings begin at home, DTI says
1-23
Firstenergy Admits to Nuclear Power Plant Cover-Up
1-23
Call to halt nuclear power plans - 'Decision time' on nuclear power
1-23
Two independent analyses say an effort, opposed by business, to cut greenhouse gases could be beneficial for California's economy
1-23
The death of winter
1-22
Both Logan miners dead - Two W. Virginia Miners Dead; Governor Vows Action - Mining deaths to spur new legislation
1-22
Alma No. 1 belt that burned doubled as fresh-air intake
1-22
In previous disasters, MSHA missed problems -
1-22
Coal has to be mined
1-22
Protecting whom? MSHA closing meetings, not mines
1-22
Group seeks to join state fly ash lawsuit
1-22
Book Review: Lost Mountain by Erik Reece
1-22
Stinting on safety
1-22
West Virginia Come Exploit Our Natural Resources
1-22
Homer Hickam: "What needs to be done"
1-22
Coal companies take over expressway partnership
1-22
Schweitzer to be subject of 60 Minutes segment
1-22
Environmentalist Witch-Hunt Underway
1-22
Struggle and Lose, Struggle and Win!
1-22
Miners to dig for coal beneath interstate
1-22
'Blue' States Tackling Energy On Their Own
1-22
As Elections Near, Officials Challenge Balloting Security
1-22
Blair warned on 'rush for nuclear'
1-22
Advances spur search for state's oil
1-21
Rescue effort continues in Logan
1-21
Massey safety record has long been an issue - Safety & Inspection Records for the Alma Coal No. 1 Mine
1-21
MSHA belt-fire plan, introduced in 1992, ignored, then killed
1-21
Tomblin: Lawmakers to tackle mine safety -W.Va. coal board wants say in Sago inquiry
1-21
 
Bush Administration to Review Mine Safety (Don't you feel safe now? Not.)
1-21
Corp Watch: Time Again to Expose a Mining Company's Safety Record
1-21
Safety not seen costing coal co.'s after deaths
1-21
Senators pay visit to Sago families
1-21
Marsh Fork dreams went up in flames
1-21
Riverside residents sue PPL over spill
1-21
You can harness the sun's energy to provide power for your home - Hot on Solar
1-21
Potential rewards make public-private partnership worthwhile
1-21
11 Indicted in Cases of Environmental Sabotage Watching Rove bait the media with eco-activists' lives - Justice Dept. accuses 11 of US eco-terrorism
1-21
U.S. accused of spying on those who disagree with Bush policies
1-21
Wind Generator to Use Fire to Examine Bats
1-21
Regulators Approve Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Massachusetts Town
1-21
Next generation of nuclear reactors may be fast tracked
1-21
A Nuclear Incident Worse Than Three Mile Island
1-20
Fire strikes Logan mine - Fire erupts in West Virginia mine; two miners missing - Miners missing - Accidents at Logan County mine
1-20
MSHA never pushed increased penalty proposal
1-20
ICG, UMW sidelined in Sago Mine interviews
1-20
Mining agency: Increase top fine
1-20
The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America
1-20
Public meeting set for proposed IGCC coal-fired power plant in Meigs
1-20
High water hinders PPL clean-up effort
1-20
Stennett introduces bills to control power plants - Don't rush coal plants
1-20
Colombia: Three coal miners die from gas poisoning
1-20
Mega-resort meets local opposition
1-20
States, Enviros, Side with Feds on Supreme Court Clean Water Cases
1-20
Vestas to Establish Wind Turbine Plant in China
1-20
California Solar Initiative - Vermont jumpstarts 'green fuel' use
1-20
Bright nights from solar energy - Whole Foods, FedEx Kinko's Snap up Renewable Energy Credits - Campaigners Have Energy Plan For P.M. - Hydride slurry as safe hydrogen carrier
1-20
The rooftop power revolution
1-20
Something nasty in the air--Nitrogen threat could be worse than carbon emissions
1-20
Utahans wary of renewed interest in uranium
1-20
What they don't want you to know about the coming oil crisis
1-19
Ex-EPA Chiefs Blame Bush in Global Warming Ex-EPA Chiefs Agree on Greenhouse Gas Lid  - The Time to Avert Global Warming Is Slipping Away
1-19
Sago investigation hits snag; Owners want to keep union out of probe - State must force mines to be safer
1-19
Relationship between coal and oil more than minerals
1-19
Jan. 25: Buffalo Creek films
1-19
Bracing the world for the day when the oil runs out - The Peak Oil Crisis - On Keeping Warm - Peak Oil: Aids, Addiction And Opportune Infections
1-19
Do trees share blame for global warming? - Don't blame plants for global warming
1-19
Schweitzer wants panel to take on global warming
1-19
Former vice president asserts his global warming warnings in a documentary
1-18
Probe chief's price tag only $1
1-18
Point man for next generation power plant from Tucker County
1-18
Robot went about 600 feet, then had flat tire
1-18
Is It Warm in Here?
1-18
Sago survivor out of ICU, still unconscious
1-18
Open the inquiry
1-18
Death toll of Shanxi coal mine flooding rises to 17
1-18
The Deadliest Industry: A Close Look at Coal Miners - Making war and mining coal
1-18
Idaho lawmaker wants moratorium on all coal-fired power plants
1-18
A New Old Way to Make Diesel
1-18
Desktop satellite tools are changing the way environmentalists work - Visual aids to understand the effects of mountaintop removal
1-18
Lobbyist tells pregnant women to eat more tuna
1-18
Government must force mines to improve safety
1-18
More mining disasters waiting to happen (letters to the editors are a great tool--use them!)
1-18
Expressway moves ahead with caution
1-18
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Monroe Man Charged In Plot To Blow Up Forest Service Lab - FBI accuses 3 "environmentalists" of bomb plot - Complaint Provides Details About Alleged ELF Plot, Suspects - Does ELF really exist?
1-18
Landslides could worsen with global warming - Warming poses threat to Oregon amphibians
1-18
THE DIFFERENCE A DEGREE MAKES - A WARMING WORLD
1-18
Global Warming "The Awakening"
1-18
Oil-Stung Caribbean Looks at Energy Alternatives
1-18
The EPA wants to drop the clean-air rules for rural areas
1-17
Global warming: Is it too late to save our planet? - Green campaigners support Lovelock for sparking fresh debate on global warming - Global Warming: Bush Deals the World a Death Sentence
1-17
Sago queries will be private - Sago families need time to grieve, groups say - Lessons from the Sago disaster
1-17
W.Va. ICG chief led firm that suffered 2 deaths in 5 weeks
1-17
Blankenship taking aim at Bob Kiss  -  Blankenship ads to target food tax, Kiss - Blankenship
1-17
Hundreds gather to honor King's successes, sacrifice
1-17
Democracy has a price, but whos paying it?
1-17
A call for energy independence
1-17
Ignoring Science on Clean Air
1-17
Wyoming sets coal output record as prices rise
1-17
PPL worker injured at plant
1-17
Abramoff scandal should get Congress to curb lobbying (mentions J. Stephen Griles)
1-17
The boiling point is coming for the fight against climate change
1-17
China's Renewable Energy Quota for Companies
1-17
The most destructive effect of the carbon offset trade is that it allows us to believe we can carry on polluting
1-16
Blankenship taking aim at Bob Kiss
1-16
James Lovelock: The Earth is about to catch a morbid fever that may last as long as 100,000 years
1-16
Climate Change Will Kill Billions This Century, Scientist Says -   Environment in crisis: 'We are past the point of no return' Forget global warming - think boiling oceans - End of the world as we know it - Why Gaia is wreaking revenge on our abuse of the environment - Time to turn the tables on dire straits
1-16
MLK Jr. Day: Dreams and nightmares - Still Seeking a Fair Vote
1-16
Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream"
1-16
State celebrates lives of 12 fallen miners - Life, Hope and Healing Are Focus of Service for Miners - Manchin, Homer Hickam join families to honor fallen miners
1-16
UMW veteran takes on Staton
1-16
Criminal Negligence Killed the Sago Miners
1-16
Coal prices skyrocket - Coal burning fuels major industry
1-16
Corn Farmers Smile as Ethanol Prices Rise, but Experts on Food Supplies Worry
1-16
China admits dangerous coal mines continuing to operate - Romanian president orders coal mine closure after explosion
1-16
German Minister Criticises Nuclear Reactor Safety
1-16
Deforestation, Climate Change Magnify East African Drought
1-16
CHINA: Green Energy Begins to Make Sense
1-15
Global warming to speed up as carbon levels show sharp rise - POLAR WARNING - Critics rain scorn on climate summit - Scorched Earth
1-15
Chaos marred critical early hours after blast - Coal miners brother - Sago miners deciding whether to return - Rescue Message Changed When Sent from Mine to Surface
1-15
After Sago, Congress seeks more open MSHA - MSHA needs attitude adjustment
1-15
Turf war shaping up between coal, gas
1-15
Costly advances may save lives - Miners worried about finances - Australians developing mining rescue vehicle
1-15
The deadliest industry -- a close look a coal miners
1-15
Where Is the Coal? A Lot of Places Besides West Virginia
1-15
Energy Impasse
1-15
Clean water bill will beat coal (letters to the editor are great tools; use them!)
1-15
Twins in news over coal disasters
1-15
Keeping a Finger in the Wind
1-15
Australia: A power station in every home
1-15
German Minister Dismisses Nuclear Power Lobby
1-14
Ellen Smith: Mining for the Truth About Sago - Mine Safety?  - Daniel Schoor: Deregulation and the Sago mine
1-14
ICG safety record in W.Va. poor; Foreman of Anker operation was jailed for lying to MSHA after fatal roof fall - Forensic clues key to Sago probe - Rescuer Mourns W.Va. Mine Fatalities - W.Va. Mine Emitted Deadly Gases for Hours
1-14
Petition to limit mining rejected; Federal officials say environmental group's paperwork incomplete
1-14
Coal firms pick up state road project; Coalfields Expressway partners say coal sales could offset road tab
1-14
Let Me Tell You About My West Virginia
1-14
12 States Oppose Bush Pollution Plan
1-14
Unionize the mines!
1-14
Sparks Fly Over Flyover at MLK March
1-14
With Bushies, whos in charge?
1-14
Protection needed from mineral rights owners (letters to the editor are great tools; use them!)
1-14
 
Nuclear Power Critics Taking Long View  - Fuel for thought: nuke debate heats up
1-14
Environmentalists want tougher mercury bill
1-14
Mercury in Fish: Casting Caution to the Wind?
1-14
Green Power
1-14
In the eye of the storm
1-14
Canton Tech to offer bachelor's degree in alternative, renewable energy - Wisconsin should work toward greater use of renewable energy source
1-13
Memorial to honor fallen W.Va. miners
1-13
Symposium highlights MLK Day observances
1-13
Gas wells near mine; Sago map shows one well next to possible blast site - Sago blast area was recently sealed
1-13
Feds cronyism ignores interests of Americans - Tunnel formation a death trap - Investigation hopeful step to foil future tragedies
1-13
Aging equipment could be putting coal miners at risk
1-13
Cheap electricity has its costs  (letters to the editor are great tools; use them!)
1-13
Mountaintop removal mining harms nature (letters to the editor are great tools; use them!)
1-13
Energy Conservation Can Help Americans Save as Much as $600 Per Year on Energy Bills
1-13
Gas plant a long way off; Mason facility wouldnt open before 2011 - AEP plant would be prize for Mason Co. - Power company seeks OK to build new plant - Financiers say IGCC plants are not yet commercially viableSequestration Smokescreen?
1-13
Big cost risk in cleaning up coal
1-13
Consol's W.Va. mines to supply AEP under new contract
1-13
Fletcher vs. coal
1-13
Ohio EPA: Fish in Hocking, Dow Lake contaminated
1-13
U.S. Reverses Accord and Opens 389,000 Acres in Alaska to Explore for Oil
1-13
Advice From Alito to Public: Don't Drink the Water; Nominee's Position Bodes Poorly For the Future of the Clean Water Act
1-13
Whole Foods goes with the wind - Whole Foods switches to renewable energy
1-13
California poised to invest billions in solar power - California Solar Subsidy Plan Is Passed
1-13
Making profit from renewable energy
1-13
Hawaiian Governor Wants Move Toward Renewable Energy - China demands more focus on green energy -
1-13
Greenhouse battle handed to industry - Greenhouse targets rejected - A do-nothing way of saving us all
1-12
State of the State--Open for Business, Closed to Understanding and Dealing with the real Toll From Coal: Health plan unveiled -    Manchin Touts Health Care Plan - Full text of the State of the State address - Leaders praise state address
1-12
Incoming business hailed by leaders - Financiers say IGCC plants are not yet commercially viable  - AEP starts process for W. Va. (un)clean coal plant  - Sequestration Smokescreen?
1-12
Thu Jan 12, NYC: Protest Billionaire Owner of Deathtrap Coal Mine
1-12
Mine Blast May Have Been in Sealed-Off Area - Tunnel vision turns coal mines into death pits - Murder in coal mine
1-12
Byrd questions mine safety structure - 6 legislators named to Sago probe
1-12
Family of killed miner familiar with dangers of coal - Some think more inspectors and technology have made strides
1-12
Violation history detailed for Ky. mine
1-12
Concocted 'concern'
1-12
Climate change conference 'protecting the coal industry'
1-12
Warming Tied To Extinction Of Frog Species - Frog disappearing act has researchers hopping - Amphibians feeling heat as global warming causes mass extinctions
1-12
Interior to allow oil and gas drilling in NPR-A
1-12
Solar power shares gain ahead of Calif. energy vote - $1-Billion Link Would Tap Solar Power for San Diego - Solar energy company lands U.S. deal - State poised to invest billions in solar power China looks to renewable resources to fuel energy demand
1-12
China, India Offer Ecological Wake-Up Call
1-12
Going 'hybrid' with houses
1-12
CONSOL Energy Secures Long-Term Coal Contract
1-12
Environmentalists appeal permit for Peabody plant
1-12
French Green Lobby Wary of Biofuel Benefits
1-12
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Attack polluters, not environmental leaders
1-11
Numerous faulty safety checks found; Sago Mine was repeat offender, inspectors said - Miners tried to escape, family says - Lost Time, Lost Lives in the Mine
1-11
Kentucky coal miner dies after roof collapse - Miner killed in Ky. roof fall
1-11
Kentucky representative proposes bill to reduce coal sediment
1-11
2006: The Year of Oil Collapse? - Planning For the Peak - Over the Peak
1-11
If every homes a power plant, then every homeowner is an energy company - Power and responsibility go together
1-11
Greenbrier County resident objects to wind farms
1-11
World's leaders in clean and dirty energy
1-11
Coal takes centre stage at climate change conference - Climate Conference Opens in Australia - World's Big Polluters to Fund Clean Energy Projects - Industry deal on climate
1-11
 
Climate Fears, Water Shortages Haunt Europe Record heat killing cattle in Australia - Warming may cut duck numbers
1-11
Mercury matters
1-11
Switch to renewable solar energy in U.S.
1-11
Whole Foods commits to renewable energy - China takes lead in solar water heater production - India in six-nation clean energy initiative
1-10
Orion Magazine: Moving Mountains  - Corp Watch carries the story
1-10
In Athens, Sierra Club raises concerns about 'true cost of coal'
1-10
12 killed in China coal mine gas blast
1-10
Ex-MSHA chief to oversee mine safety probe - Mine accident investigation begins to take shape - Mine rescue system flawed - Manchin gets it right - Probing mine safety
1-10
NY billionaire controlled Sago Mine since 2001
1-10
Endemic Problem of Safety in Coal Mining
1-10
Senate Sets Hearing on Mine Accident
1-10
Arch Coal CEO reflects on mine deaths
1-10
Kings dream meant for all, city pastor says
1-10
Edward Peeks: Conversion looks like coals best alternative (Is denial of mountaintop removal, global warming, groundwater poisoning, etc. our best alternative?) - Mahanoy coal-to-diesel questioned - Blagojevich announces $5 million for Taylorville coal-gasification effort
1-10
Don't take the wind out of cleaner energy source
1-10
Wind farms exploit Vermont - Wind farms can be a positive change - Debate Swirls as Wind Power Grows Rapidly - City to test wind farm
1-10
Ministers warned of huge rise in nuclear waste
1-10
With Findings on Storms, Centrist Recasts Warming Debate
1-10
Sweeping change reshapes Arctic
1-10
Climate summit challenges Kyoto's approach
1-10
Coal and oil to dominate Sydney climate meet-Greens U.S. Says Industry Key to Six - Nation Climate Pact
1-10
Solar energy giant plugs funds into upgrades
1-9
Coal companies are big political donors
1-9
6 miners laid to rest  - Role of religion a constant theme at Sago Mine vigil
1-9
05 Sago safety record worse than most - Lawmakers split on how to respond - Former MSHA Leader Says Safety Must Be Priority
1-9
Mine Disaster's Terrible Irony: A Failure to Look Deeper
1-9
Greed, Lobbyists, Death and Coal
1-9
The Tragedy at Sago - Latest coal tragedy reveals lax safety enforcement  - Mine companies must start putting people over profit
1-9
Coal mine stretches to high society
1-9
Mountaintop removal on national radar
1-9
A Renewable Future - Renewable Energy Campaign
1-9
Sludge Safety or Blackwater Bingo?
1-9
Sludge Spills: The Gifts Massey Keeps On Giving
1-9
DEP Says It Needs More Water Data
1-9
New book gives insight into life on railroad line
1-9
A land leveled, and its people left in anguish
1-9
Group decides Sempra is not good for Gooding
1-9
World's Top Polluters to Fight Climate Change - US Defends Breakaway Sydney Climate Talks - US to Push Nuke, Hydrogen Power at Climate Confab
1-9
Sun Rises on Big Solar
1-9
Me-oh, me-oh my-oh, we're sure in love with bio
1-9
Energy firm installs large-scale wind project in Washington
1-9
SOLAR Powered Airships to Create Revolutionary Travel Market and New Trillion-Dollar Global Industry
1-9
Japan Aims to Cut 2030 Oil Demand with GTL, Biofuel
1-9
Zeta Unravels, 2005 Hurricane Season Ends
1-8
Writers expose destruction of land in Kentucky coal country
1-8
Penny Loeb in Washington Post: Coal's Allure
1-8
Mine rescue system depleted; Sago team had to wait for backup - Calls intensify for congressional hearings on Sago Mine - Hearings sought on mine accident - Coal company's slow response was unimaginable - How and why the mining story was wrong - Tragic end tests faith of miners' town
1-8
Manchin forming mine plans
1-8
Mine agency issues fewer major fines - More dead miners
1-8
Washington Post: U.S. Mine Agency Issues Citations, but Penalties Are Light
1-8
New York Times: For a Safer Mine, Try More Training
1-8
New York Times: Miners Steering Next Generation to Different Jobs
1-8
Dying miner's timeline shows some were alive at least 10 hours
1-8
Mine tragedy is a reminder of how much we need coal
1-8
Reclaim Democracy: The Lesson Of Sago - AFL-CIO: The Sago Mine Tragedy
1-8
 
U.S. News and World Report: Prayers for the Brave Men in the Mine
1-8
Newsweek: A Dark Place
1-8
Novelist conveys sad-eyed beauty of home state West Virginia
1-8
School boards paying more with BrickStreet (and coal companies pay far less!)
1-8
Illinois to Slash Mercury Emissions 90 Percent by 2009
1-8
State digs deep to revive mines; Illinois invests $65 million in coal-industry projects
1-8
Del. in a position to become a renewable energy capital - California pushing $3.2 billion plan to expand solar power
1-8
Solar-heated communities break new ground in Alberta
1-7
The Coal Truth - THE TRUTH ABOUT COAL IS UGLY. Thinly veiled behind King Coal's black curtain lie decapitated mountains, destroyed farms, ruined communities and wrecked ecosystems and an appalling, inexcusable toll in human life.... - RFK, Jr.: King Coal Pillages Beautiful Land
1-7
E Magazine: In Defense of Mountains
1-7
Massey to pay $1.4 million in settlement with agency
1-7
Deputy Energy secretary makes Tampa stop to pump up clean coal (See above and stories below, which all thoroughly expose the truth--coal is unclean!; Bush Fossil Fools line their cronies' pockets, while imperiling our children)
1-7
Mine Being Ventilated - Federal investigators must wait for the air in the mine to clear - Mine Investigators Begin Search for Clues
1-7
Coal-mine blast data recorded
1-7
Enforcement of mine safety seen slipping under Bush
1-7
Bush ignored explicit warnings in 2002 about mine safety
1-7
BBC: US mining safety under scrutiny
1-7
Miners Went by Book, but Time and Air Ran Out - State to Pay Funeral Expenses
1-7
Community hopes tragedy will spur mine-safety action
1-7
MSHA urged to conduct public hearings - Capito letter asks for Sago hearings
1-7
How we dig, burn coal is a national disgrace - Cost: Coal's painful price
1-7
United Mountain Defense Urges Attendance At Public Forum on Coal Mining
1-7
Mojave Mines
1-7
Coal-mining disaster hits home for teen
1-7
The lure of a dark, dirty, dangerous world
1-7
Arch Coal converts 95% of preferred shares to common
1-7
Closing Coal Plant May Better Canyon Views
1-7
Speeding Coal Trucks
1-7
Green Party says sustainable energy not a pipe dream
1-7
Spanish companies lead the global wind-power market
1-7
Overpopulation 'is main threat to planet'  - China growth could be fatal for planets environment - Booming population 'threat to climate change fight'
1-7
20 years left to achieve climate stability - scientist
1-7
Deal positively with climate change or watch our civilisation perish
1-7
Virginia legislators seek to expand renewable energy use
1-7
Pataki Wants Drivers to Fill Up With Ethanol or Biodiesel
1-7
Big is not beautiful in supplying electricity
1-6 Tragedy; Where was MSHA?
1-6
Coal's dark side: Cheap electricity comes with death, pollution
1-6
Democracy Now: Whistleblower Warns the Bush Administration Is Cutting Back Mining Safety Regulations - Were the Deaths of the 12 Coal Miners Preventable? A Look At the History of Safety Violations at the Sago Mine
1-6
West Virginia Public Radio: MSHA slow in public inspection records; withholds inspector's written concerns   -  Coal impoundment dam cited several times for construction violations
1-6
 
West Virginia Public Radio:
1-6
Arch Coal sells 3 subsidiaries to newly created company
1-6
Message from Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
1-6
Truthout: In Coal Country, Heat Rises over Latest Method of Mining
1-6
Massey Energy Commitments and Guidance
1-6
US: Rewriting Coal Policy; Friends in the White House Come to Coal's Aid
1-6
Peak Oil and the End of Empire - New Years 2006
1-6
Low-income, Consumer, & Environmental Groups Present Energy Efficiency Solutions To Address Soaring Heating Costs This Winter
1-6
Renewable energy = national security - The National Security-Clean Energy Link
1-6
Nuclear power - not the answer to questions of energy security
1-6
Rapid Growth in Renewable Energy Market Predicted
1-6
Alternative Energy Gains Political Power
1-6
Nanocrystals eyed as solar cell material
1-6
Worries about state's energy supply fuel new coalition
1-6
India To Set Asia's Largest Solar Power Plant By Year-end
1-5
Coal horror: Past evil returning? Mine safety: Deaths preventable  - Chaos: Pre-dawn news - Tragedies at Sago mine rock W.Va., world - Coverage puzzles, disgusts, pleases Raleigh County residents
1-5
Give Miners Justice, Not the Shaft
1-5
This is the true cost of electric power - UMW official urged truth be revealed Lawmakers want a full investigation - A QUIET, SMART, HARD WORKER -Coal company creates fund for miners' families
1-5
Loads of information on coal
1-5
Families should have been told sooner, company says - Surviving miner remains critical - Three lightning strikes hit near mine; Blast believed to have been in sealed area - Mine families turn to faith, prayer - Red Cross counselors assist Sago -Congressmen call for mine hearings
1-5
Blast lengthens mine tragedy list
1-5
Final words unearthed
1-5
Whistleblower Warns the Bush Administration Is Cutting Back Mining Safety Regulations
1-5
Fair and Balanced FOX News Censors Bush Criticism About Mine Explosion. Hannity to Bush Critic: Just Shut Up - The critic is West Virginia hero Jack Spadaro
1-5
LAWMAKERS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS INTO MINE SAFETY TO HELP PREVENT ANOTHER TRAGEDY - Government to investigate mine explosion - These stories also all mention West Virginia hero Jack Spadaro
1-5
Democrats call for hearings into mine safety - Bush pledges to find cause of 12 miners' deaths
1-5
 
W.Va. attorney says system failures 'serious' - More of the thousands of stories mentioning another WV hero, Davitt McAteer
1-5
Lost miners mourned
1-5
Coal mine owner, not MSHA, briefed media
1-5
New York Times: In Miners' Town, Grief, Anger and Questions - A Night for 'Stop the Presses!' - The Sago Mine Disaster - Euphoria Turns to Rage and Anguish - Company Owner Says Cost Cutting Didn't Lead to Mine Explosion
1-5
National Public Radio: Search for Answers in W.Va. Mining Disaster Begins - Various stories on West Virginia Public Radio
1-5
Network and Cable News: Seeking Answers At W.Va. Coal Mine - Reports show Sago Mine had past troubles
1-5
Dirt on MSHA Director (scroll to point 4)
1-5
Pity the Miner - False Reports on Miners Were a 'Second Tragedy' -A CHRONOLOGY OF CONFUSION - Mining company lost control of information - Ed Dawson: Plenty of blame to go around in 'miracle' story
1-5
Coal mine blast gives industry black eye - Mine Where Explosion Occurred Was Cited for Hazards
1-5
Appalachian activists featured in book
1-5
There's nothing pretty about real price of cheap coal
1-5
Illinois governor seeks 90% mercury reduction - Blagojevich to call for stringent state rules regulating mercury
1-5
China Begins Coal Mine Safety Crackdown
1-5
Oil Boom a Bust for Us, Villagers Say in Court
1-5
Drivers atone for exhaust with carbon offsets
1-5
Global Warming Can Trigger Extreme Ocean, Climate Changes
1-5
Rising sea levels threaten Pacific islands - 'No room' for ALP's climate refugees
1-5
Solar Powered Wi-Fi Streetlights Coming Soon
1-4
Comfort comes at a high price
1-4
Manchin at a loss to explain rescue miscommunication - False report angers families
1-4
Mine Official Reports 11 of 12 Miners Are Dead - Family members had thought for 3 hours that 12 were alive - US mine 'rescue' turns to tragedy - Twelve Found Dead in W.Va. Coal Mine - More of the over 4,000 articles
1-4
Blast follows safest mining year; While mine safety has improved, Appalachia still lags behind nation - Safety Violations Have Piled Up at Coal Mine
1-4
Cause of blast remains unknown; Miners may not have started up electrical equipment - FIND THE CAUSE OF EXPLOSION AND PREVENT REPEATS
1-4
Mine Safety a Matter of Politics; Lax enforcement from Washington is no accident
1-4
Jeff Goodell: Black Gold or Black Death?
1-4
Coal industry's legacy is corruption, death - Disaster and coal go together - Mining, death way of life in West Virginia's coalfields
1-4
A Mining Disaster
1-4
In US mines, the safety record has been on an upswing
1-4
The price of coal
1-4
McAteer: We can mine coal without this type of accident - Kiss says Sago might lead to new safety legislation
1-4
Financier who scored with steel tries coal - Many of ICGs top executives, including CEO Bennett Hatfield, gained their experience at Massey Energy Company
1-4
In past venture, safety a concern for owners of stricken mine (See above story for different perspective)  - International Coal Group Shares Retreat - Mine owned by Kentucky firm with dozens of operations
1-4
A leading investment banks concedes there are real financial costs to ignoring the environment - and they don't intend to get stuck paying them
1-4
Disaster unlikely to hurt recruitment of miners
1-4
Coal-region lawmakers back drug testing for Kentucky miners
1-4
Kentucky to put scale on busy coal route
1-4
Global warming shrinking size of 'world's rooftop' in Tibet - Australian heat blitz fuels climate change fear - Australia Records Hottest Year on Record in 2005
1-4
Major step on wind energy
1-4
Solar energy firm to build wind farm - Sea Solar Power Inc. to Tap Sea Temperature Gradient
1-4
Good intentions wont make biodiesel usage a success - The climate is ideal for biofuels
1-3
Rescue effort underway after Upshur mine blast - Sago mine has history of roof falls - Billionaire mine owner responds to blast - Coal mine reports spate of citations
1-3
Blast Traps 13 in a Coal Mine in West Virginia - W.Va. Mine Explosion Traps 13 - 13 feared killed as blast hits U.S. coal mine - More of the over 1,500 articles posted to the Internet - West Virginia Paper Gets National Attention in Coal Mine Accident
1-3
Mine Explosion: Sago Mine Cited for Alleged Violations Upshur mine explosion traps 13 miners - Upshur County Mine Explosion - Rescue Robot Dispatched to Sago Mine Miner's Families Gather and Pray - Rescue Workers Enter Sago Mine Search begins for trapped coal miners - A list of facts about the Sago Mine
1-3
Coal Links & Information
1-3
In coal country, heat rises over latest method of mining
1-3
Coal mining shouldn't destroy region; CHEAP ELECTRICITY COSTS E. KY. TOO MUCH
1-3
Wanted: experienced coal miners
1-3
Buffalo Creek story preserved in film
1-3
Boomers bite bullet on pension problems
1-3
US To Probe Mercury Risk in Canned Tuna
1-3
Endangered: Protect law, species - Take Action
1-3
 
Chemical-Data Plan Catalyzes Opposition - Take Action
1-3
It's easy being green... if you follow our New Year's resolutions
1-3
Small Mines Key to China's Coal Crisis
1-3
In Lieu of Energy Bill, Critics Suggest Alternative Priorities
1-3
Renewable Energy Technologies Can Eliminate Energy Imports, Phase Out Nuclear Power and Slash Greenhouse Gases
1-3
Navajos acting to stop uranium rush in state
1-3
Activists Respond as Elites Push for Nuclear Revival
1-3
Low-cost solar lamps brighten the future of rural India - West Bengal to set up green energy firm
1-3
U.S. Government Encourages Renewables on Outer Continental Shelf
1-3
States Adopt California's Greenhouse Gas Limits
1-3
Emergencies Declared After Calif. Storms - Tornadoes hit parts of eastern U.S. - Australian Bushfires Destroy Homes, Temperatures Soar - Drought-Hit East Africa Faces Acute Hunger - Spain Braces for Second Year of Drought - Tropical Storm Zeta Lingers Over Open Atlantic - Environmentalists warn against 'raiding' rivers for water as winter drought hits South-east
1-3
Coalition urged to cool a hot pollution problem
1-3
UK scrutinizes climate change economics
1-3
Cost of cleaning up after nuclear power stations are closed down rises to 70bn
1-3
Companies spending 1bn a year on energy that is wasted
1-2
Bill McKibben: Getting Resourceful About Resources - Bill Moyers: There Is No Tomorrow
1-2
Protecting air, land and water
1-2
Fewer coal mining deaths is good news
1-2
Mining Coal Country for Tech Workers
1-2
Partnering for pollution cleanup - Concern grows over sludge dumping
1-2
Proposed Power Plant Challenges Great Lakes Ecosystem, Sovereignty
1-2
Environmentalists See Promise, Peril in New EPA Regulations
1-2
As wind farms increase, so does debate - Wind can ease climate change
1-2
Alternative energy turns big business
1-2
Promoting alternative energy sources for the UK
1-2
Climate Change: It's getting hot in here
1-2
As Galveston Island subsides and sea levels rise, civic and business leaders must confront the effects of climate change before disaster strikes
1-1
Coal wins in big way with new insurer (Just one of innumerable examples of why we need Clean Elections, why public funding of campaigns would cost us far less than the current corporate buy out of politicians.)
1-1
Mountains of evidence: Writers expose destruction of the land
1-1
Cry me a river: The assault on the Tennessee Valley
1-1
Top 10 stories for ... 2006?
1-1
Blankenship is all about winning
1-1
Ghosts in the Voting Machines
1-1
Forces Clash on Tribal Lands
1-1
Manchin says state can loan money for Mingo track
1-1
Blood Flows With Oil in Poor Nigerian Villages
1-1
Cities invest in stored wind energy - There's a buzz in the air - Judith Gap wind turbines go online
1-1
Ready for Everything Under the Solar Panel
1-1
Heat From the Earth to Warm Your Hearth
1-1
Shedding a little light

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