What Is CoalSwarm?

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This article is part of the Coal Issues portal on SourceWatch, a project of CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy. See here for help on adding material to CoalSwarm.

CoalSwarm is network of researchers developing information resources on coal to support the worldwide movement supporting a transition to clean energy. For more information, see CoalSwarm.org. Since 2008, CoalSwarm has developed a collection of over 9,000 wiki pages on SourceWatch, an open-source encyclopedia sponsored by the Center for Media and Democracy. CoalSwarm is based on MediaWiki, a software platform developed by the Wikipedia Foundation that allows anyone to edit existing articles and create new ones. A key feature of wiki software is that each successive version of an article is saved along with a time stamp and a brief description of the change. This feature makes it possible for mistakes to be corrected and for the rare instances of vandalism to be easily undone.