A ramped-up reliance on coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, presents India with a profound dilemma. A third of the world’s poor live in India, and the country needs massive energy to fuel new industries and jobs to pull millions out of poverty. But coal and its byproducts are hazardous to public health. Loaders, shown here, are employed to lift heavy chunks of coal onto trucks, dangerous work that exposes many to toxins. Our profile link takes you to the full story. (Credit: Julie McCarthy/NPR) #india #coal
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