Photo courtesy of musicpb at Flickr.com. Recently, many commodity prices have gone through the roof. You don't have to look any further than the gas station to see the effects of $110 for a barrel of oil. A visit to the grocery store will quickly reveal that prices are also … [Read more...] about Food costs are rising – and soon, so will the price of electricity.
I saw this guest blog post by Robert F Kennedy on the official Google blog today about mountaintop coal mining and how it devastates the environment. I agree with his assessment of mountaintop removal coal mining. But I can't help but wonder where Mr. Kennedy expects our … [Read more...] about Robert F Kennedy doesn’t like coal mountaintop removal mining, but he doesn’t like wind either
Photo courtesy of jbrussellphoto at Flickr.com. China emits a staggering amount of carbon dioxide (more than the United States by some accounts), and the future will bring even more CO2 production from inside the Great Wall. According to several chemical companies, coal … [Read more...] about Coal Gasification is taking off in China
Photo courtesy of ibeginz at Flickr.com. Did you know that there are hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of underground coal fires burning out of control? These fires can occur naturally, but most of them are caused by mining activity or industrial accidents near coal seams. … [Read more...] about Underground coal fires around the world, an environmental problem
Photo courtesy of efo at Flickr.com. Coal Liquefication is a controversial technology that turns coal into a high carbon liquid. The resulting fuel can be substituted for gasoline in cars, trains, and planes. It's controversial because the process that produces liquefied coal … [Read more...] about Coal Liquefication. What it means for your gas tank and the environment