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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World

EcoWatch: [Editor's note: Maybe it's just coincidence that on the same day this report came out, the World Meteorological Organization released a report saying that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, and that between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30 percent increase in radiative forcing--the warming effect on our climate--because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases. With the below report analyzing information about proposed new coal-fired...

Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

EcoWatch: Despite recent promises by the Australian Government to keep Queensland`s water supply clean, new legislation allows coal companies to get an exemption from pollution limits and dump polluted water into Queensland’s rivers. These laws spell disaster for local drinking water supplies, river ecosystems and, ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef. Watch Greenpeace Australia artfully rake their local government over the coals in this charming video.