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May 1, 2015: Vol. 2, Number 5

A Losing Battle: The numerology of a death foretold.

Coal is still the fossil fuel that is used to generate 40 percent of the world’s electricity. It is also the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. Coal plants churn-out toxins such as mercury, which retards brain development in youngsters, and sulfur and nitrous oxides, which damage lung tissue.  Health experts estimate that coal emissions kill 800,000 people a year, most of them poor. Numbers like that and the following statistics bode very poorly for the coal industry’s future.

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