Meanwhile, carbon emissions in China have grown dramatically during that same time. EARTH looks at this disparity and asks the difficult questions about who is to blame when the coal China is burning is imported from "cleaner" countries and the emissions are produced to manufacture goods exported back to places with lower emissions.
Learn more about this eye-opening subject in January's featured article "A Dirty Secret - China's Greatest Import: Carbon Emissions" and read other news items on topics such as ice caves and developments in using GIS for geoarchaeology research.
These stories and more are all found in the January issue of EARTH, available on newsstands, and digitally (both single issue and full subscriptions) through Zinio (http://www.earthmagazine.org/digital/).
For further information on the January story go to http://www.earthmagazine.org/earth/article/3cc-7da-b-16 .
Keep up to date with the latest happenings in earth, energy and environment news with EARTH magazine, available on local newsstands or online at http://www.earthmagazine.org/. Published by the American Geological Institute, EARTH is your source for the science behind the headlines.
Megan Sever | EurekAlert!
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