China’s Coal-Fired Economy Dying of Thirst as Mines Lack Water

China’s Coal-Fired Economy Dying of Thirst as Mines Lack Water

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A woman carries a kettle of drinking water on her way home in Weinan, Shaanxi province. Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, which together contribute 40 percent of coal output, have per capita water resources of less than 1,700 cubic meters per person.