Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chinese Environmentalism

Marginal Revolution points out some interesting articles on some of the environmental problems the Chinese have been grappling with.

One of the more illustrative quotes, though something I've heard before:
More than 4,000 rogue mines leach mercury into the soil. An estimated one in five power plants operate illegally—enough to fully power the United Kingdom.

The extent of the problem is rather incomprehensible. Canada only has 776 mines, let alone 4000 illegal ones.

I wish them luck in fixing it.

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