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China Gets New Weapon in War on Pollution

A recent choking bout of smog that engulfed much of northern China, indicates just how far the country still has to go in its war on pollution, but also how much things are changing. In the past, local governments, including officials in the capital of Beijing, would’ve been in a state of denial. During the most recent bout, schools were closed, as were polluting factories, and the number of cars allowed to drive on the city’s roads was cut in half.   The number of blue-sky days is...

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