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The True Cost of Coal: Air Pollution and Public Health (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-27 at 14:59

Coal combustion emissions pose a significant threat to public health, causing an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in 2008. Its related diseases include respiratory disease, cancer, and birth defects, all of which are very much part of the real...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 2010-01-21 at 10:00

China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of coal. The country’s rocketing economic growth is heavily dependent on it, with more than 70 per cent of its energy needs coming from coal (the global average is around 30 per cent). However...

The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China

Publication | 2010-09-15 at 8:00

This report, following in the footsteps of The True Cost of Coal, focuses on a long-ignored type of coal pollution. In 2009 alone, China generated at least 375 million tons of coal ash – more than twice the amount of urban domestic waste produced...

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 12:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

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