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Coal plant spokesperson – If we violate law, close us down

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LUDO’S POWER PLANT. Ludo Power Corporation supporters raise placards. Photo by Geramyn Nob

Residents of Sawang Calero and neighboring barangays in Cebu City cite health and environmental reasons as their main reason for opposing the project 

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Apr. 20, 2016) — Residents of Sawang Calero and neighboring barangays in Cebu City met with officials from Ludo Power Corporation on Sunday, April 17, the company proposing to construct a coal plant here, to protest the project.

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New data suggests coal use in China may have peaked

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Coal use may have peaked in China, say some analysts, but predictions on China’s future energy mix remain difficult as much of renewables capacity is wasted (Image by baike)
China’s coal emissions fell again last year, but analysts remain divided on whether demand for fuel has already peaked, writes Feng Hao

March 4, 2016 — A fall in China’s coal consumption for two years in a row has raised hopes that the country has already experienced a peak in demand for coal, the major cause of smog and climate change.

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China coal consumption drops again

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China’s consumption of coal doubled in the decade to 2014, reaching more than four billion tonnes a year. Photograph: Paul Souders/Corbis
Coal use fell 3.7% in 2015, following 2.9% drop in 2014, as China tries to wean itself off fuel that causes local air pollution problems and global warming

March 4, 2016 — China’s coal consumption fell for the second year in a row, government data showed Monday, as the world’s biggest polluter attempts to tackle chronic pollution that accompanied economic growth.

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How The Paris Climate Agreement Super-Charges The Clean Air Act

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January 15, 2016 —A group of leading law professors who work on climate have published a game-changing new legal analysis. It finds that the Paris climate agreement unlocks a previously unused Continue reading How The Paris Climate Agreement Super-Charges The Clean Air Act

How Earth Changed In 2015

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands

January 13, 2016 — Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture some of the more dramatic changes that shaped the earth over the past year.

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A single gas well leak is California’s biggest contributor to climate change

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SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. Photograph: Javier Mendoza/AP
Rupture of Aliso Canyon well has released more than 77,000 metric tons of methane and refocused attention on America’s accident-prone infrastructure

January 7, 2016 —The single biggest contributor to climate change in California is a blown-out natural gas well more than 8,700ft underground, state authorities and campaign groups said Monday.

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India’s smog-shrouded capital pulls cars off roads

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COVERED IN SMOG. An aerial view of the Connaught Place area of New Delhi, India, as it is surrounded by smog on December 8, 2015. Photo by Harish Tyagi/EPA
‘Don’t do it because the government is forcing you. Do it because you feel it is important for your life, your health,’ says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI, India (Jan. 1, 2015) — More than a million private cars were banned from New Delhi’s roads on Friday, January 1, as authorities began trialing drastic new measures to cut smog in the world’s most polluted capital.

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