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Chile’s Punta Alcalde coal plant postponed

Communities fighting the Punta Alcalde coal plant in Chile's northern Atacama region continue to fight for the project's permanent cancelation after parent company Enel announced that it was postponing the project due to a lack of demand for its electricity.

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Peabody coal fakes social media campaign

Peabody Coal has bought hundreds of thousands of social media supporters for its Advanced Energy for Life campaign in order to fake grassroots support for its efforts to get the G20 to prioritise financing for new coal plants around the world.

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Are U.S. taxpayer dollars supporting coal industry human rights violations overseas?

A fact finding team of five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) -- the Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, Friends of the Earth U.S. and Pacific Environment -- released a scathing report, The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Dirty Dollars, on the rampant human rights abuses at the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) financed Sasan coal-fired power plant and mine in Singrauli, India.

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Caution: Slippery Load Ahead!

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements. Official counts indicate that over 1.6 million people were affected in both countries after a week of flooding. Assessments of the damage range up to several billions of dollars. Official figures for the damage in Serbia alone stand at 1.55 billion euros (1.98 billion dollars). The events initiated a large international aid campaign, with numerous countries and organizations donating humanitarian and monetary support for the affected areas.

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