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Could China Set New Standards for Coal Mining?

The Atlantic's James Fallows and Alexis Madrigal fly over Virginia & Kentucky to see first hand how mining effects the land, both in the U.S. and more importantly in China, where they're developing greener techniques for mining.

Fallows is a small plane pilot as well as a correspondent, and while he captures the essence of coal mining in Appalachia, his report is on China's progress in making coal less harmful to the environment.

"I have been learning about an area of Chinese achievement that is objectively good for the world as a whole, including the United States."

Thanks to Grist

Full Story: Dirty Coal, Clean Future

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