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China Court Imposes Unprecedented Air Pollution Penalty

China has taken the first step to claim compensation from air polluters after a court in Shandong province ruled this week to impose an unprecedented penalty of nearly $3.3 million (22 million yuan) on a local glass manufacturer for its toxic emissions. The country’s first ruling against air pollution has sent a warning across factories in China to better manage their emissions. Yet the nation’s uphill battle against its massive air pollution crisis still has a long way to go,...

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