Over 400 schools in Thailand were forced to close on Wednesday to protect children from the haze of toxic smog that has covered the city for weeks.
An elderly couple recently found themselves lost in the middle of the infamous smog covering the city of Nanjing, China and were left wandering for hours in an attempt to locate their house.
The couple reportedly left their home on Tuesday at around 9 a.m. to buy vegetables. Soon after leaving their home, the elderly couple lost their way and were left wandering around the city for 9 hours, Shanghaiist reported. Apparently, the couple were unable to tell one building from the next due to the heavy haze.
China’s air pollution remains a major issue in the country, posing a significant threat to Chinese public health.
The air quality in Xi’an, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, improved significantly after researchers initiated testing of a massive experimental tower, dubbed by its operators as the “World’s Biggest Air Purifier.”
The tower stands tall at 100 meters (328 feet) high, and covers an area of 10 square kilometers (3.86 square miles) in the city, according to South China Morning Post.
That’s at least for locals in Tianjin, a major port city in northeastern China. Specifically, it’s an additional 7.1 years if the World Health Organization (WHO) standard is met. For Beijing, which lies northeast of the country, it’s 6.4 years more.
Local authorities of a Chinese city have a new ridiculous way to check how well the street sweepers are doing their jobs.
Since Wednesday, inspectors in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, have been weighing dirt found on the street to determine if the cleaners meet the capital’s cleanliness standards.
Beijing’s new “smog squad” on Monday detained a Mentougou District heating company employee surnamed Zhao for “suspected malpractice that had resulted in excess emission of pollutants in the air.”
The worker has become the first person in Beijing to be locked up for causing air pollution under the Environmental Protection Law, which China adopted in the beginning of 2015.