Herd of Cows in China

Photo | 2011-12-09

A herd of cows drink from the polluted water in the coal-ash disposal site of the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. China's astronomic growth and skyrocketing greenhouse gas emissions both have the same cause: black, sooty coal. More than 70% of China's energy is supplied by coal, which in turn contributes 80% of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions.