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China Fights Choking Smog With New Regulations

Tue, October 22, 2013 8:38pm

Story by Anthony Kuhn

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China's central and local governments are releasing a slew of new regulations aimed at cutting severe air pollution and mitigating its deadly effect on citizens. The seriousness of the problem is obvious in China's northeast, where smog in one city this week cut visibility down to a few yards, and particulate matter soared to 60 times the level deemed safe by the World Health Organization.

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