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Beijing's thick smog and a violent thunder storm combined to make the noontime sky over China's capital look like dusk on Tuesday. The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon posted this picture from the airport at 12:41 p.m. local time.
1- According to the Chinese Ministry of Health, industrial pollution has made cancer China’s leading cause of death.
2- Every year, ambient air pollution alone killed hundreds of thousands of citizens.
3- 500 million people in China are without safe and clean drinking water.
Los Angeles air pollution - and its infamous eye sting - have declined due to California's strict vehicle emission controls, scientists have said. Despite a three-fold rise in the number of vehicles on southern California roads since 1960, air pollution there has decreased, a study found. That includes peroxyacetyl nitrate, known to irritate the eyes, the US government study found. The study "confirms" vehicle regulations worked, its author said. "LA's air has lost a lot of its 'sting,'" said lead author Ilana Pollack of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's research centre at the University of Colorado Boulder. She said the study "confirms that California's policies to control emissions have worked as intended".
Originally posted by canucks555
The setting in Blade Runner is dark and brooding. The city, perhaps due to its perpetual rain, has a lingering fog and darkness that is penetrated only by the neon street signs and huge video advertisements.