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SMOG IN KEY NORTH CHINA REGION RISES 27 PERCENT IN MARCH

04/16/2018

In March, a major smog indicator rose by more than a quarter in the industry-heavy Beijing-Tianjin-Heibei region. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment worries this is due to the end of a six-month anti-pollution campaign, which ended on March 15. The campaign required Chinese cities to reduce fine particulate matter levels by lowering industrial output, traffic, and coal use. The restrictions successfully reduced pollution output while they were in effect, but now that the campaign is over, there is increased concern that pollution levels will revert. For the full story, see: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-pollution/smog-in-key-north-china-region-rises-27-pct-in-march-ministry-idUKKBN1HK0Q2.