coal

Obama administration pauses new coal leases on federal lands

The Obama administration, citing the need to review fossil fuel resource management as the US moves to a "clean energy economy," on Friday announced a pause on new coal mining leases on federal...

Study: German coal plants emit seven tonnes of mercury per year

Germany's coal-fired power plants are emitting seven tonnes of hazardous mercury per year, making the country the worst European quicksilver polluter after Poland and Greece, a study has shown....