Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
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 04:26 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.
This story is still developing; keep your fingers crossed that it works out as best as can be hoped. Here's the breaking news from MNN,
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.