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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

Published: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

DHANBAD, India — Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper in a coal rush that could push the world into irreversible climate change and make India’s cities, already among the world’s most polluted, even more unlivable, scientists say.

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Beijing’s Bad Air Would Be Step Up for Smoggy Delhi

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, prompting the panicked buying of air filters and donning of face masks. 

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Kerry Prods India to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Published: 
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:56pm
Category: 
Energy

Secretary of State John Kerry urged India on Sunday to begin to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases even as it attempts to bring electricity to tens of millions of its citizens now living without it.

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How India is Reinventing Solar

Published: 
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 5:31pm

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