Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad - Read Full Article

In this July 24, 2014, the Trianel power plant is pictured in Luenen, Germany. The power plant relies completely on coal imports, about half from the U.S. Soon, all of Germany's coal-fired power plants will be dependent on imports, with the country scheduled to halt all coal mining in 2018 when government subsidies end. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Record coal exports in recent years are helping the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it is. But they may not be helping the planet.


South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry - Read Full Article

A man stands in front of an altar dedicated to missing and dead passengers on board capsized Sewol ferry, at port in JindoBy Ju-min Park ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people. "Other kids who got out before us pulled us out." The ferry Sewol sank on April 16, killing 304 people, as many as 250 of them school children on a field trip. The ferry was on a routine trip from the port of Incheon south to Jeju island, carrying students and teachers from the Danwon High School on the outskirts of Seoul as well as other passengers and cargo. Another of the teenagers told how crew members had told passengers, "specifically the students of Danwon High School", to stay in their cabins.