Coal

What Happens When You Blow Up a Mountain?

The heroes and heartbreak of Appalachia.

Nov. 30 2012 5:45 AMFinally, a Victory Against Mountaintop RemovalThe first crack in a firewall that has protected big coal for decades.
Nov. 27 2012 2:10 PMCoal Is DoomedThe grim death spiral of a once booming industry.
Nov. 21 2012 3:19 PMWant Cleaner Coal? Go to China.Why American entrepreneurs are testing their technology overseas.
Nov. 14 2012 3:31 PMHow Many Coal Miner Deaths Does It Take To Pass Safety Regulations?Why the 29 who died at the Upper Big Branch mine were not enough.
Nov. 9 2012 4:54 PMCoal CEO Prays for Deliverance From Obama, Fires WorkersThe coal industry has its own corrupt practices to blame.
Nov. 28 2012 1:55 PMClean Coal Isn’t a JokeLook past the fossil-fuel lobby’s empty, cynical slogan. The technology is there.
Nov. 26 2012 4:07 PMMining for Gigantic Fossil SnakesThe most valuable thing in a coal mine is not the coal.
Nov. 19 2012 4:00 AMDo Coal Plants Really Kill People?Why Romney was right.
Nov. 13 2012 2:17 PMWhere Is All the Coal?Why the United States is so well-endowed with the mighty rock.
Nov. 2 2012 12:00 AMWhy Does Old King Coal Still Rule?Despite better alternatives and concern about climate change, coal isn’t disappearing any time soon.