Beijing Smog Cancels Flights
by Steph Spencer | January, 2013
Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing in recent days that flights have been canceled due to poor visibility. The smog, which is described as being “beyond index” is off the charts, and thousands of passengers had their travel plans disrupted at the start of the peak season for Chinese New Year travel.
To combat the pollution, Beijing’s municipal government has taken steps such as demanding the shutdown of over 100 of heaviest polluting factors and curbing the use o government vehicles.
Read more on this in The Washington Post
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.