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Smog over Eastern China

December 7, 2015

For the first time ever it appears that a red alert for air pollution has been issued for Beijing.  More details on the color-coded alert scale and its implications can be found here.  The high-resolution satellite image of the pollution, which was taken this morning and shows the pollution stretching far beyond Beijing, is almost too much to believe.

 

Satellite image courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory via http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.phpMediaID=1820&MediaTypeID=1