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Nanjing Donglu, Shanghai's shopping street. China's booming economy is bringing wealth to many and improving living standards, but soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy, and seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China.
Shanghai, China. 18/11/2005
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Nanjing Donglu, Shanghai's shopping street. China's booming economy is bringing wealth to many and improving living standards, but soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy, and seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China.<br />
Shanghai, China. 18/11/2005<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell