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Photos Capture the Staggering Air Pollution Plaguing China
Posted By Diane Pham On February 1, 2013 @ 5:27 pm In Air quality,carousel showcase,News,Photography | No Comments
Image: © John E. Williamson 
Just a couple of days ago we reported on the incredible blanket of pollution  overtaking the city of Beijing. The problem has plagued the city for more than two weeks , but over the last few days pollution levels have spiked and air quality readings are 40 times above recommended safety levels. Visibility in the area was reduced to about 600 feet at one point, with some areas experiencing visibility as low as 300 feet. The near emergency state has resulted in cancelled flights and forced much of Beijing’s population indoors as they’ve been advised to stay inside to avoid respiratory illness. To capture the dire scope of the current situation, The Atlantic’s  Alan Taylor gathered a collection of incredible eye-opening photos  taken over the last weeks of this city shrouded by pollution.
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URLs in this post:
 John E. Williamson: http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/Johnewilliamson/story/42307
 we reported on the incredible blanket of pollution: http://inhabitat.com/smog-continues-to-drown-beijing-with-pollution-levels-that-are-completely-off-the-charts/
 for more than two weeks: http://inhabitat.com/beijing-smog-beyond-index-as-air-pollution-recorded-at-over-30-times-safe-levels/
 The Atlantic’s: http://www.theatlantic.com
 a collection of incredible eye-opening photos: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/chinas-toxic-sky/100449/
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