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China Pollution

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A miner operating the coal extraction conveyor at a regional coal mine. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, the cheapest and most polluting form of energy. China is the world's largest coal producer. Seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China, largely due to coal use and the country's dilapidated heavy industries.
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 11/11/2005
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A miner operating the coal extraction conveyor at a regional coal mine. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, the cheapest and most polluting form of energy. China is the world's largest coal producer. Seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China, largely due to coal use and the country's dilapidated heavy industries.<br />
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 11/11/2005<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell