China's economy has skyrocketed, but at a price. Power plants, factories and heavy industries are all belching out black, dirty air, at the cost of our health and our environment. The “2010 Global Burden of Disease Study” found that outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010 alone. And coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and the surrounding area, according to a 2013 University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia.
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