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Wind Farm Set To Break Ground in Mongolia

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Project looks to exploit Asian country's enormous renewable energy potential

Construction on Mongolia's first wind farm is set to begin next week. The $120 million project will meet 5 percent of the nation's energy demands. The 50 megawatt wind farm is the first-ever private energy enterprise the arid East Asian country, which currently gets nearly all of its energy from coal. Mongolia is made up of a vast desert, with abundant opportunities for renewable......read more

Skating Ordos, China's Ghost City

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Filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine follows a group of skateboarders to an abandoned city in Inner Mongolia

Called the "Dubai of northern China," Ordos is an Inner Mongolian city that's rich in resources and filled with interesting public architecture. Oddly, however, barely anyone lives there. Designed to be the home of one-million inhabitants, today only a few thousand people live there, making Ordos a veritable modern-day ghost town -- and a perfect skateboarding destination. Filmmaker......read more

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