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Atlantic Monthly: China's Silver Lining

Author: James Fallows
June, 2008


“Nearly half of the world’s cement is produced and used in China,” writes James Fallows. While many “coal-and-cement towns” have contributed to China’s notoriously smoggy skies, a new environmentally-friendly cement factory has been designed. It focuses on garnering power from the heat produced by burning coal and has led to cheaper energy bills and clearer skies. This article discusses the dire environmental situation in China and its improvement with the advent of several “green” projects.

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