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As World Debates Climate, Czechs Embrace Heavy Pollutant
Description: While world leaders try to reach a deal to limit climate change, one of the most polluting fossil fuels, brown coal, is enjoying a revival in the Czech Republic, where entire villages are threatened by new plans for mining. The Czech Republic is one of a group of countries that is turning to coal, a cheap but dirty energy source, as its economy slows. Neighboring Poland, which has big deposits, is doing so, as is China, the world's biggest energy consumer. The Czech variety of the coal, called brown coal or lignite, is a particularly bad source of greenhouse gases and pollutants. [Source: ABC News]
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Source: ABC News
Publish Date: 12/7/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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