Reportage: China Coal Boom: China Coal Pollution

Air pollution near the Number One coal fired power plant. 75% of China's growing energy needs are supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy. China is the world's largest producer of coal and 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

Air pollution near the Number One coal fired power plant. 75% of China's growing energy needs are supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy. China is the world's largest producer of coal and seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China. 

Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 

Photo © J.B. Russell