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Beijing Only Had 13 Days of ‘Good’ Air Last Year

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 14, 2014


China’s pollution is catastrophic. Check out the facts:

Excerpt:
“Beijing only had 13 days considered “good” on the US index last year, with 70 days of moderate air pollution, 64 at unhealthy for sensitive groups, 148 unhealthy days, 45 very unhealthy, 14 deemed hazardous and one day that registered at “beyond index”, ie off the scale. Weather conditions in Beijing and the surrounding regions often compound the particulates generated by coal burning, cars and industry, with cold winter air trapping the pollution.”

Link
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/12/china-smog-pollution-beijing

Chinese sunshine

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