Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion, according to a new Greenpeace report, The True Cost of Coal – Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash –...
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...
A summary of the China Wind Power Outlook 2011, a report that analyses the prospects and obstacles facing both the wind and solar power sectors.
Dust-filled air does not prevent these children from playing after school in a village near the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant's coal ash disposal site, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.
Trucks at a coal mine
A herd of cows walk away after drinking from the contaminated water here in the coal ash disposal site of the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant. Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.
The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.
The house of villager Liu Sanhu, in Houshi'erquan Village, near the Fengzhen Power Plant's coal ash disposal site. Liu hopes that his two sons will be able to leave this place and go to college, he says the village is no longer suited for life.
The Gongwusu open-air coal mine in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia
The Gongwusu open-air coal mine, in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia
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