Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Durian Daily 20: Satellite data reveals Beijing as air pollution capital of world

As it gears up to host the 2008 Olympic Games Beijing has been awarded an unwelcome new accolade: the air pollution capital of the world.

Satellite data has revealed that the city is one of the worst environmental victims of China's spectacular economic growth, which has brought with it air pollution levels that are blamed for more than 400,000 premature deaths a year.

According to the European Space Agency, Beijing and its neighbouring north-east Chinese provinces have the planet's worst levels of nitrogen dioxide, which can cause fatal damage to the lungs.

The Guardian

3 Comments:

Anonymous steven said...

yeah~
cannot stand them..
qu si ba~!!!

2/11/05 11:56  
Anonymous dev! said...

seriously, i dun think they would care. They are manufacturing stuffs for the rest of the world to use, of coz, the rest wont complain

2/11/05 20:36  
Blogger bornappleT said...

Only care about $$$ and more $$$

3/11/05 12:14  

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