Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

today ~5 min

Whitehaven coal mine plan to be re-examined by council

Councillors will reconsider the planning application in the light of climate change advice.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~4 min

Cumbria coal mine: Climate tsar urged to quit over 'reckless' plan

Alok Sharma should resign unless plans for a deep coal mine in Cumbria are dropped, Lib Dems say.

Feb. 5, 2021 ~4 min

Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine

A leading climate scientist warns Boris Johnson that digging for coal undermines efforts on climate change.

Feb. 4, 2021 ~4 min

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

India's carbon emissions fall for first time in four decades

The fall in the carbon dioxide emissions is not just due to the country's coronavirus lockdown.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead

The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 2, 2019 ~3 min

'Orange water'

Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.

By Gareth Evans • bbcnews
Feb. 11, 2019 ~9 min

Climate change: UK CO2 emissions fall again

The decline of coal sends UK emissions down, but critics warn there's much more to do.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2019 ~5 min