Coal strikes again: Chinese tanker ship stuck on Great Barrier Reef
Illustrating yet another reason why we need to stop burning coal, a large coal freighter is stuck on a section of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia and is leaking fuel.
Mon, Apr 05 2010 at 4:26 PM
A large Chinese coal ship has run aground on a section of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia and is in danger of breaking up. The ship is already leaking coal and oil and is in danger of breaking apart entirely, dumping its load of fuel onto the reefs below.
This is one of the big reasons why we need to stop burning coal. You don't need to ship sunlight, wind and geothermal energy around the world in giant cargo ships.
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