Reportage: China Coal Boom: China Coal Pollution

Nanjing Zilu, Shanghai's luxury 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 are supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy.Shanghai, China.Photo © J.B. Russell
China Coal Pollution, November 2005

Nanjing Zilu, Shanghai's luxury 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 are supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy. 

Shanghai, China. 

Photo © J.B. Russell