Climate activists from the group 'Ende Gelaende' stand overlooking a bucket excavator after hundreds had charged into the Hambach open-pit coal mine on November 5, 2017 near Manheim, Germany. The protest, part of a string of protest actions today around the Rhineland coalfields, comes ahead of the United Nations COP23 climate conference that begins tomorrow in nearby Bonn. The Rhineland coalfields feed coal to nearby power stations and are a major source of CO2 emissions. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

At UN Climate Talks, Nations Depart Dramatically on the Future of Coal

Led by Britain and Canada, nations form the Power Past Coal Alliance to phase out use of the dirtiest fossil fuel — but big emitters remain absent.

Published On 11/16/2017
5:38 PM EST