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Beijing creates anti-smog police to tackle air polluters

china declared a war on pollution
China declared a ‘war on pollution’ in 2014, but has struggled to deliver the sweeping change many had hoped to see Photograph: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Force will patrol streets looking for rules violations including open-air barbecues, rubbish burning and dusty roads

January 9, 2017 — Beijing will create an environmental police force aimed at tackling deadly smog, after the Chinese capital spent the first week of 2017 mostly shrouded in a thick haze of pollution.  Continue reading Beijing creates anti-smog police to tackle air polluters

How Earth Changed In 2015

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands

January 13, 2016 — Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture some of the more dramatic changes that shaped the earth over the past year.

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