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Category: Feature Picture

First Place
Andrew Quilty/Oculi
"Acute Malnutrition Crisis: Afghanistan

Second Place
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
"China's Coal Dependence"

Third Place
Bryan Denton/Freelance for The New York Times

Award of Excellence
Philippe Lopez/AFP
"Nepal Quake"

Award of Excellence
Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
"The Brick Kiln Boy"

Award of Excellence
"Ganges: living in toxic waters"


Second Place

"China's Coal Dependence"

Smoke billows from stacks as Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal fired power plant on November 26, 2015 in Shanxi, China. A history of heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world's total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the toxic pollutants widely cited by scientists and environmentalists as the primary cause of global warming. China's government has publicly set 2030 as a deadline to reach the country's emissions peak, and data suggest the country's coal consumption is already in decline. The governments of more than 190 countries are expected to sign an agreement in Paris to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change.



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