Reportage: China Coal Boom: China Coal Pollution

A miner at a regional coalmine running the coal extraction conveyor. China's growing energy needs are provided by coal, the cheapest and most polluting form of energy. As a result, seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China.Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China.Photo © J.B. Russell
China Coal Pollution, November 2005

A miner at a regional coalmine running the coal extraction conveyor. China's growing energy needs are provided by coal, the cheapest and most polluting form of energy. As a result, seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China. 

Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 

Photo © J.B. Russell