Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Burning Coal in China

While Pennsylvanians may be familiar with the burning fires of Centralia, with coal fires burning underground over an area of 400 acres, there is no comparison to the coal fires in the north of China. In the Inner Mongolia and other northern regions, there have been coal fires for nearly 50 years, affecting 278 square miles.  The impact of the burning coal measures on a global scale: the burning coal is estimated to contribute 2-3 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and about 10 percent of China’s national emissions total.  

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