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A Rhode Island-based organization has awarded a New York Times team $75,000 for its reporting on pollution in China. The Grantham Prize is administered by the University of Rhode Island's Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting.
By JIMMY WANG CLAD in knee-high leather boots, spandex shorts and a sports bra, Xiao Yan struck a pose two feet off the ground, her head glistening with sweat and her arms straining as she suspended herself from a vertical pole. "Keeping your grip is the hardest part," she said.
A series on the pollution and devastating environmental impact of China's development wins the 2008 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment.