The San Nicolas mine in Spain's northern region of Asturias is the last working coalmine in all of Spain. At its peak, it employed around two thousand people — today, about two hundred people work there.
As Europe transitions away from coal, it's unclear whether the newly-elected Spanish Socialists can offer hope to the region of Asturias, where people have mined coal for 150 years.
Protesters hold signs and yell during a protest.
The NGO Global Witness detailed in its annual report how the Philippines has been identified as the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists, in large part due to violence and intimidation from the mining, energy, and logging industries.
Mick Jagger, left, and guitarist Keith Richards perform during the kick-off show of the Rolling Stones' "No Filter" tour at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. June 21, 2019.
Businesses worldwide are looking for alternatives to single-use plastic cups.
Indigenous people
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s support for commercial farming in the Amazon is reviving old tensions.
Drone footage shows large icebergs that have recently broken off the ice shelf in West Antarctica.
Scientists fear its collapse could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise.
Steam rises from a power plant
As leaders head to the G20, a new report finds that few are making progress on ending pledges to reduce reliance on coal.
This spring, passengers on a morning flight on Qantas Airways in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight. 
This spring, passengers on Qantas Airways flight in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight. 
Joee Patterson is shown with her arms outstretched while wearing sunglasses and a red safety vest.
Joee Patterson was one of four marine technicians on the Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel during an expedition to Thwaites Glacier this past winter. The glacier is melting fast, and scientists fear that if it were to collapse entirely, it would trigger up to 11 feet of sea level rise.
The sun sits above the horizon over melting ice in the arctic by the ocean in the arctic.
More and more mental health professionals are starting to take note of how climate change and environmental disasters are impacting our mental health. This has given rise to a new term: ecological grief. Ashley Cunsolo, a public health researcher, explains what ecological grief is and how it may be impacting people around the world.
a big pile of plastic garbage
Plastic junk from the US is often sent to Southeast Asia, where illegal "recycling" centers are causing an environmental emergency with the fumes from burning trash. And many people believe that America, above all, has the power to make this stop.

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