China Cut Pollution By Using Less Coal
Air pollution decreased in China in 2015 after it used less coal.
Coal use fell almost 4 percent last year. By burning less coal, the Chinese cut carbon dioxide in the air by 2.5 percent.
Carbon dioxide is a major part of air pollution, also called greenhouse gases. It is released into the air when coal is burned.
"China is very serious about tackling air pollution," said Lauri Myllyvirta of Greenpeace, an environment advocacy group.
Twenty years of economic growth made China the world's top producer of air pollution and greenhouse gases. The country has moved to hydro, nuclear and solar power and that has cut coal use.
I'm Jim Dresbach.
1.air pollution 空气污染
Power plants that burn coal add greatly to air pollution.
2.carbon dioxide 二氧化碳
Carbon dioxide is converted into oxygen through the agency of plants.
3.cut by 削减
The number of the country's administrative personnel was cut by a total of 1.15 million.
4.greenhouse gases 温室气体
It is believed that greenhouse gases are the main causes of global warming.
1."China is very serious about tackling air pollution," said Lauri Myllyvirta of Greenpeace, an environment advocacy group.
be serious about 认真；严肃对待
He is not serious about literature.
Women are serious about work.
2.The country has moved to hydro, nuclear and solar power and that has cut coal use.
solar power 太阳能
I'm convinced that solar power will eventually solve many of our present energy problems.
He has some high-flown scheme for heating his whole house using solar power.