World’s Worst Polluter China Debuts Rail Line to Feed Even More Coal in from Mongolia

While the rest of the industrialized world tells its citizens to prepare for a lower-energy, more difficult, but more “green” future, China continues to power its factories and megacities by gleefully burning gigantic amounts of coal. On Monday, China and Mongolia announced the launch of a new 145-mile rail line that will haul coal from Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi field across the border to hungry Chinese factories.

A worker overhauls a coal shearer at a coal mine in Ejin Horuo Banner, Ordos city, Inner Mongolia, China, Oct. 19, 2021. As the national important energy and strategy resources base in view of the domestic situation of coal supply, ejin horo banner, to release the production capacity of coal …

Two Dead in Bubonic Plague Outbreak in China, Authorities Say

Exactly four weeks after an outbreak of the deadly and highly transmissible bubonic plague in China was described as being “well managed” by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and really no cause for concern, Beijing confirmed Tuesday further casualties from the surge in infections.

A woman wearing a protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, stands outside Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. - China on January 27 extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic …

Kim Jong-Un’s Plane May Not Be Capable of Reaching Trump-Kim Summit

The Washington Post brings up an embarrassing little detail that may need to be cleared up before the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un can take place: Kim may not have an airplane capable of crossing the Pacific to attend a meeting in Europe, at least not without an embarrassing number of refueling stops.

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