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China Pollution

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Coal miners extracting coal atop a giant mound of scree. Housing for miners sit at the foot of the talus slope. 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
Photo © J.B. Russell
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Coal miners extracting coal atop a giant mound of scree. Housing for miners sit at the foot of the talus slope. 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