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Old December 20th, 2016, 02:43 AM
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Default Smog leads to China flights cancelled

HawaiiNewsNow reports on the horrible smog today in China. It is so bad that flights have been cancelled. Now, I'm used to the idea of flights being cancelled due to hurricanes, snow, and other weather related problems. But cancelled because it is too smoggy?
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Beijing and much of industrial northern China are in the midst of a "red alert," the highest level in China's four-tiered pollution warning system. The red alert affected 460 million people, according to Greenpeace East Asia, which calculated that about 200 million people were living in areas that had experienced levels of air pollution more than 10 times above the guideline set by the World Health Organization.
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China has long faced some of the worst air pollution in the world, blamed on its reliance of coal for energy and factory production, as well as a surplus of older, less efficient cars on its roads.
Visual distances right now in:
Beijing - 0 miles (flights cancelled)

Kona - 10 miles
Honolulu - 10 miles
Kahului - 10 miles
Denver - 10 miles
Boston - 10 miles
LA - 10 miles

Paris, France - 6 miles
Ahwaz, Iran - 5 miles [ranked in top 10 smoggiest city worldwide]
Ludhaina, India - 1 mile [ranked in top 10 smoggiest city worldwide]
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 04:58 AM
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OK you can catch that flight now to Beijing, today's visibility is 6 miles.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:23 AM
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China continues to struggle with filthy air quality. The SA reports today:
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Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over Chinaís persistent problems with smog. Beijingís acting mayor, Cai Qi, said at a meeting today that the force would target open-air barbecues, garbage incineration and the burning of wood and other biomass
Will an environmental police squad be effective? Not if it is run like our police oversight of illegal aerial fireworks. China officials "blamed polluting activities like burning garbage or wood on 'the result of lax supervision and weak law enforcement'. Ē Sound familiar to our New Years celebrations... lax supervision and weak law enforcement??
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