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Latest Pollution in China Stories

2014-01-29 13:23:33

Air pollution in China has exhibited noticeable changes over the past 30 years, shifting from point-source pollution (around factories and industrial plants) in the 1980s to urban pollution in the 1990s.

China Free Coal Policy Reduced Life Expectancy
2013-07-09 12:04:32

A new study finds that some 500 million Chinese people have had their lifespans reduced by five years thanks to pollution generated by a free-coal policy.

2013-07-09 11:39:47

A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.