China’s Emergency Green Plan

By | July 28, 2008

As the Olympics near, China has embarked on several measures to improve air quality, such as limiting the use of cars and the closing of dozens of factories.

Apparently, these efforts have had little impact. The Air Pollution Index, or API, (the API measures particulate matter) in Beijing has hovered over 101, however the API must be below 101 for the athletes safety.

As a result, the Chinese are implementing an Emergency Green Plan, banning 90% of the 3.3M private cars from the roads, and temporarily closing even more factories.

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