China’s new coal plants risk 2060 climate target: researchers

A new report warns the overcapacity of coal plants means Beijing will struggle to meet President Xi Jinping’s climate goal China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said Friday. A new report published by the Helsinki-based […]

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team. The researchers believe these metals could change the ocean ecosystem, though it’s unclear whether it would be for better or worse. […]