Beijing Air Pollution Triggers Call for Clean Air Act

As Beijing residents continue to endure choking air pollution that far exceeds safe levels, an online poll has found overwhelming support for new clean air legislation. READ MORE

 




In this NASA satellite image, extensive haze, low clouds, and fog hang over the Beijing region on Jan. 13, during one of the worst periods of air pollution in China’s history. The brightest areas are clouds or fog, which have a tinge of gray or yellow from the air pollution. Other cloud-free areas have a pall of gray and brown smog that mostly blots out the cities below. (NASA)



 
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