Coal and Shortened Lives in China

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"New research in China quantifies the relationship between reduced life expectancy and elevated air pollution from coal fired power plants. MIT professor Michael Greenstone tells host Steve Curwood that residents in the north of China live 5 years less on average than those in the south as a result of higher exposure to air pollution from coal combustion."

Steve Curwood speaks to MIT's Michael Greenstone about his recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read or listen to the full interview over at Living on Earth.