1. It ain't Yahoo news...its a Seeking Alpha article picked up by Yahoo news
2. It's a Peter Epstein special. Read the only comment on the article for all you need to know about him.
3. Weakness is the story in coal for the last 18 months. If this is something new to you I would suggest investing in Proctor and Gamble or something safe like that. If you have money in coal pack your lunch and some tums because it won't be a smooth ride.