The following photo-essay appeared on an investigative journalism website
Tencent (host): A world of images
Probing events with a bias
Presenting them through high-quality visuals
Though the story is depressing, it is encouraging that this sort of independent critical journalism is finding more and more blogsites and more room to editorialize.
“Stealing Coal as a Last Resort
Desertification across the Steppes of Inner Mongolia – first by overgrazing, a terrible price paid..
Now a next horror: Black wounds torn across the landscape in the search for coal to feed electric power demand”
(picture: Dumptrucks deliver multi-ton loads of surface-mined coal to a roadside transfer site, where they pile up as black mountains, waiting for the wind….)