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China Pollution

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A woman walks through coal miner's housing near a coal mine in a region known as the "sea of coal." Dàtóng has some of the worst air quality in China. Seven of the ten most polluted cities in the world are in China. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy. China's booming economy is bringing wealth to many chinese, but soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment.
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 12/11/2005
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A woman walks through coal miner's housing near a coal mine in a region known as the "sea of coal." Dàtóng has some of the worst air quality in China. Seven of the ten most polluted cities in the world are in China. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy. China's booming economy is bringing wealth to many chinese, but soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment.<br />
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 12/11/2005<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell