National Geographic : 2017 Jul
A RIVER At RIsk 151 In Shandong Province, on the lower reaches of the Yellow River, pumping jacks and a fish farm (top) sit perilously close together. Heavy industry can kill vegetation, pollute soil and water, and release contaminants. But that’s not the only story here. Nearby (left), locals walk past the shadow of a wind turbine on the shore of Bohai Bay. China is the top producer of wind and photovoltaic power, as well as smart-grid technolo- gy. It generates more alternative energy than France and Germany combined.