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China's smog taints economy, health

Published: 
Sat, 01/26/2013 (All day)
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Factories, flights, highways and hospitals are affected by pervasive pollution. The country is home to seven of the world's 10 dirtiest cities. When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.

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E.P.A. Sets a Lower Limit for Soot Particles in the Air

Published: 
Mon, 12/17/2012 (All day)
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Chemicals

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new standard for soot pollution on Friday that will force industry, utilities and local governments to find ways to reduce emissions of particles that are linked to thousands of cases of disease and death each year.