China Issues First-Ever “Red Alert” Because Of Severe Air Pollution

Half of Beijing’s private cars have been ordered off the streets, while construction sites, factories and schools are closed as authorities in the smog-shrouded Chinese capital respond to public criticism over air pollution. The alert – the most serious warning on a four-tier system adopted in 2013 – is in effect through Thursday, meaning authorities have…

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