Water

Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

The trend is clear: Regional water concerns are creating significant financial risks, thanks in large part to advanced global commodity trading and energy industries’ high dependence on water. And it’s a trend that is poised to worsen. This article from World Resources Institute outlines the global coal industry's water risks.

Clean Coal? Water pollution at the light switch

The TVA coal ash spill in 2008 was the largest industrial spill in American history. It was six times larger in volume than the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In September 2010 Alexandra Cousteau and Expedition Blue Planet visited Kingston, Tennessee to find out exactly what the toll of "clean coal" is on water quality, water ecosystems and communities.