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China Loves Coal by Christian Als (19 images)

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China is in the midst of a love affair with coal - but it is not the healthiest of relationships. Year after year, China's production and consumption of coal increases. Worryingly, so do the fatalities.

Shanxi Province is China's main coal-producing region; and China is a country that mines and produces more coal than any other nation on earth. Coal mining, coal processing and coal-fired power plants keep the people of Shanxi employed and supply the majority of China's energy...
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