Fossil Fuel

New York Times: Cobbora Coal Mine, Coal Mining’s Promise Falls Through for Remote Australian Town

DUNEDOO, Australia — A flock of pink and gray galahs takes flight over the sports field, but Mark Gallagher does not see them. Gazing out over the field, soft and verdant in the late afternoon sun, he sees last year’s rugby league team, the Dunedoo Swans, battling the Coonamble Bears for the district title, the […]

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The Monthly: COAL CRASH How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon?

It’s raining cats and dogs in the gentrified Southern Highlands, two hours’ drive south of Sydney, and even though flood warnings abound and school pick-up time approaches, more than 300 locals file into the Moss Vale RSL to respond to a presentation about a proposed coalmine. Hume Coal, a subsidiary of South Korean steel giant […]

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