The big climate question: Will the world build 1,200 new coal plants?

A new report finds that nearly 1,200 coal plants have been proposed around the world. If a significant portion of those plants got built, it would be extremely difficult to avoid drastic climate change. But for countries like India, deciding whether or not to build those plants is an agonizing question.

Are U.S. taxpayers subsidizing Asia’s coal use?

For decades, the U.S. has leased coal on public lands to mining companies at generous rates. But now that more and more of America's coal is getting shipped to countries like China rather than burned at home, critics wonder if U.S. taxpayers are simply subsidizing Asia's coal use.