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Environmental impact of the coal industry - Wikipedia

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The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In addit...

coal power: air pollution | Union of Concerned Scientists

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A typical coal plant generates 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year<sup>2</sup>. Burning coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution. Some emissions ...

Coal generates 44% of our electricity, and is the single biggest air ...

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Air pollution: Burning coal causes smog, soot, acid rain, global warming, and toxic air emissions. Learn more. Wastes generated: Ash, sludge, toxic chemicals,  ...

What Is the Environmental Impact of Mining and Burning Coal ...

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Mining and burning coal for fuel is harmful to the environment; but, because coal is so abundant and cheap, many people are reluctant to give it up as a fuel ...

Can Coal Ever Be Clean? - National Geographic Magazine

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Air pollution in China, much of it from burning coal, is blamed for more than a million premature deaths a year. That's on top of the thousands who die in mining  ...

Green America Climate Action: Dirty Energy: Coal is Bad

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Coal-fired power plant emissions contain many toxic elements and ... Both coal mining and burning generate enormous amounts of liquid waste in the form of ...

The Dirty Facts on "Clean Coal | Coal is Dirty

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In contrast, coal mining and coal-burning utility industries spend millions of dollars on political contributions and millions more on lobbying the federal ...

Coal and the Environment - Energy Explained, Your Guide To ...

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However, producing and using coal impacts the environment. ... Burning coal produces emissions that adversely affect the environment and human health.

Coal epidemiology: Burning coal harms children and worsens ...

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Nov 19, 2012 ... During the presidential campaign, any whiff of anti-coal sentiment was ... Coal- burning is bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the ...

Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life ...

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Nov 18, 2009 ... The discharge of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere associated with burning coal is a major contributor to global warming and its adverse ...