Beijing Smog Cancels Flights

Beijing pollution © rytc

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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