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A giant machine out of Star Wars stacks coal for export to Asia at a shipping terminal near Vancouver, Canada. U.S. coal companies would love to do the same on our side of the border. Photo by Paul Anderson
China and India are hungry for coal. Wyoming has plenty of it. Aside from the issue of whether we should be digging up the stuff at all, there's the small problem of getting it from one place to another. Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, the coal companies, and plenty of others are determined to find a way.


Blame Canada!
If you're like us, you've always had a pretty sunny view of our mild-mannered neighbors to the north. Prepare for a rude awakening.
The Philadelphia Story
The ancient water infrastructure of our eastern cities is crumbling in disrepair. The City of Brotherly Love has an enlightened solution.
The Man Who Loves Bats
Tom Kunz has spent his career studying Myotis lucifugus, the little brown bat. Now, as a mysterious scourge threatens to wipe it out, he's struggling to save his life's work.
The Synthesist
When freshwater meets salt water, a power dynamic ensues. Blue Energy aims to harness it.
This young mom prided herself on her love of nature. That was before the cicadas came around.