Steel mills

Coal-fired steel mills in Inner Mongolia. Plants powered by coal and other fossil fuels emit greenhouse gases into the air, contributing to air pollution and global warming. To curb the problem of smog, the Chinese government has promised to halt the growth of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.