In the Kuznetsk Basin, a Siberian coal-mining area known as Russia's "black heart," breathing can sometimes be difficult due to pollution. Even Canada responded to the villagers' plea for help — but will Russia respond to the environmental crisis?
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The Polish government wants to start producing nuclear energy in 2033 and has agreed to deals with the US and France. But Germany is increasingly alarmed by its neighbor's energy plans.
Environmental campaigners are angry at the government's continued extraction and use of fossil fuels. The activists targeted a power plant, and plan to protest at villages threatened by the Garzweiler mine expansion.
Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned coal mine. US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has urged supporters to pressure Siemens over its plan to supply equipment to a coal mining operation. Another activist rejected the company's offer to put her on the Siemens Energy board.
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