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Luxury apartment buildings sprouting in the new Pudong financial district of Shanghai. As China's economy continues to boom, more and more chinese are obtaining the modern energy consuming amenities that wealth and improved living standards bring. China's soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy, and seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China...Shanghai, China. 19/11/2005..Photo © J.B. Russell
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Luxury apartment buildings sprouting in the new Pudong financial district of Shanghai. As China's economy continues to boom, more and more chinese are obtaining the modern energy consuming amenities that wealth and improved living standards bring. China's soaring demand for energy is having serious effects on the environment. 75% of China's energy needs is supplied by coal, the cheapest and dirtiest form of energy, and seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China...Shanghai, China. 19/11/2005..Photo © J.B. Russell