Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 4:25 PM
Yesterday Danwei relayed reports that Beijing's air quality was the worst so far this year, but the air is even worse today.
released data for each district of Beijing including the outlying rural areas. You can clearly see the pollution bowl effect — Beijing is in a flat plain surrounded by mountains, and the bowl traps heat and air particles. For example, while Beijing's downtown API is 500 today, Yanqing is only 200.
This effect can also be seen in the photographs illustrating this post, taken earlier this week.
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