volume 27 no 4
On the morning after the 2012 US elections, the financial markets delivered their unique take on the ballot results. In the space of a few hours, Wall Street pummeled coal company stocks. Shares of Peabody Energy lost nearly 10 percent in value, Arch Coal plummeted 12.5 percent while Alpha Natural Resources dropped 12.2 percent. The sell-off was driven by shareholders’ anticipation of tighter environmental regulations in the coming years. It was also a damning verdict on the fossil fuel companies’ bad investments during the long campaign season.
The coal companies – along with …more
- Heart of Darkness
- For centuries the people of the Faroe Islands survived by hunting whales. In the twenty-first century, the tradition persists – not only because some people there like to eat whales, but because they enjoy killing them.
- Bombing North Dakota
- Living amid the Bakken Oil Boom
- Rumble in the Jungle
- Palm oil companies are destroying forests in Indonesia and Malaysia. Some communities are fighting back.
- Feedback: Letters & Emails
- Around the World: Local News from All Over
- Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
- Spyhopping: Germany Leads the “Energy Turn”
- Earth Island Reports: Getting Urban Youth into The Great Outdoors
- Bay Area Wilderness Training
- Earth Island Reports: CoalSwarm
- A Clearinghouse for Shared Information on King Coal
- Earth Island Institute Welcomes Three New Projects
- Hunters of the Scottish Skies
- Last seen in the British Isles a century ago, white-tailed eagles are now being reintroduced to one of their ancestral homes.
- 1,000 Words: Blast from the Past
- Laura Cunningham
- Fueling the Tiger
- The US Coal Industry Wants to Boost Exports to Asia – Native American Tribes Stand in the Way
- Conversation: Sandra Steingraber
- +/-: Car Talk
- What’s the Greenest Way to Go?
- +/-: Plug In, Drop Out
- +/-: Re-use, Recycle, Re-fuel
- Missing the Forest for the Trees
- Uganda believes tree plantations are a perfect solution to the nation's deforestation crisis. Critics say planting non-native trees causes more harm than good.
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