"China Fights Desert’s Spread and Puts Mongols’ Way of Life at Risk"

"Dust storms and desertification are two of China’s biggest environmental challenges, and they can’t be addressed without dealing with the stressed northern region of Inner Mongolia. Years of intensive agriculture, the ravages of open-pit coal mining, and climate change have depleted the scarce water resources of the already arid territory."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/19/2015

"Chinese Coal Data Cast Doubt on Historic Stalling of World CO2"

"When the International Energy Agency reported in March that global carbon emissions had stayed flat in 2014, even as the world economy grew, the news was hailed as a turning point in the struggle to curb climate change. But more recent data about Chinese coal consumption, seen by Reuters, raise doubts about whether that historic decoupling of economic growth and carbon emissions from energy use actually occurred."

Source: Reuters, 09/16/2015


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