20 June 2019

Haze, smog chokes 25 provinces, paper says

Haze and smog have blanketed 25 provinces in central and eastern China this month and will not clear before Dec. 8, the Beijing News reported Thursday, citing data from the National Meteorological Center. An official from the Ministry of Environmental Protection said there had been a sharp increase in emissions from coal-fired heating and weather conditions had caused pollutants to build up and remain in the air, the report said.

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